“The digital trade chapter opens up opportunities to enter this market and creates the conditions for SMEs to be competitive abroad,” said Cindy Rayo, general director of international investment trade at the Ministry of Economy (SE) on Wednesday. on the panel Cybersecurity challenges in the framework of the T-MEC for Mexico.
Security for all users of digital services – buyers and sellers and service providers – is essential to provide certainty and trust, which will translate into growth for companies.
During her participation, Anitha Ibrahim, senior public policy manager for cybersecurity at Amazon Web Services (AWS), explained that the commitment signed in the T-MEC not to restrict data flows and the possibility of adopting modern technologies, such as services in the cloud, offers the possibility to SMEs to hire these services.
With this, he added, while small and medium-sized companies focus on doing their job, it leaves security issues in expert hands, in a shared job.
An increase of one percentage point in the restriction of the flow of information can slow down productivity by 7% and increase prices by more than 5.5%, according to a study by the Information Technology Innovation Foundation, reported Anitha Ibrahim
To take advantage of the benefits of digital commerce, said Mario de la Cruz, vice president of cybersecurity at AmCham Mexico, it is necessary to carry out literacy tasks on the subject, as well as reduce the gender gap.
Together with the Ministry of Economy “we made available digital literacy courses, including the subject of cybersecurity that benefited more than 57,000 women throughout the country,” de la Cruz said.
At Amazon Web Services (AWS) he argues that to be successful in cybersecurity, you have to rely on public-private partnerships. In addition, he noted, they have published guides in seven different languages on security, education, data classification and have offered training, explained Anitha Ibrahim, senior manager of public policy for cybersecurity at AWS.
“We are going to launch a campaign called protect connecta tool to protect us from fishing attacks”, advanced
Rayo Zapata, from Economy, mentioned two challenges that companies have to face: reliable security services that identify risks and that have adequate response protocols once an event is detected.
Chapter 19 for Mexico represents “the democratization of trade for all MSMEs,” said de la Peña.
Another challenge has to do with the criminalization of cyber crimes, as well as a legislative framework that provides certainty. “Mexico has to move towards a national cybersecurity strategy,” said Mario de la Cruz.
One point that cannot be lost sight of has to do with putting user rights at the center, as well as having components that guarantee data security, “not precisely based on assumptions that security will reside where data is located geographically.