Spain registers some 120,000 incidents in cyber-security in 2017, a record number


  • According to Incibe, in 2014 the figure stood at about 18,000 incidents.
  • The number is on the rise “not only because they are increased cyber attacks, but because every time there is a greater capacity to detect them”.
  • Does need more training, because in 2020 there will be “a million jobs are unfilled” related to the cyber security in Europe.

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More of over 120,000 security incidents on the internet have been registered by the National Institute of Cybersecurity of Spain (Incibe) in 2017, record that increases from year to year, and in 2014 stood at 18,000, according to the director of this agency, Alberto Hernández.

What has been announced in the meeting informative EFE-Forum on cyber security, organized by the EFE Agency, in which they were involved, the prosecutor of room of the office of the Prosecutor of Technological Crime, Elvira Tejada; the assistant deputy director of the Inspection Data of the Agency Spanish of Data Protection, Luis de Salvador Carrasco, and the director of Loss Prevention, Continuity, and Security of Abanca, Roberto Baratta.

In this forum, in which also participated the professor of Administrative Law and Data Protection officer of the General Council of the Spanish bar, Jose Luis Piñar, the director of the Incibe has been pointed out that the majority of the incidents registered in the internet are related to economic factors.

In 2015, were reported to 50,000 incidents of cyber security by the Incibe, and in 2016 were 115.000, a figure that is on the rise “not only because they are increased cyber attacks, but because every time there is greater capacity to detect them” he explained.

Hernandez has warned of the need to protect the computing equipment, taking into account that “the virus of greatest impact” which now exists in Spain “was held in 2007” and that’s already a few months of spread was created as an antivirus.

The cybersecurity, as has been argued, also constitutes a “business opportunity”, taking into account that on a global level has grown the sector by 12% and 13% in Spain, which ranks above the european average.

you Have pointed to the need of forming experts in computer security, since it is estimated that in 2020 will be “a million job vacancies” related to cyber security in Europe.

This forum began with the intervention of Baratta, who has had an impact not only on the need to raise awareness among the population about the issue of cyber security, but build trust in digital channels for banks, taking into account that the level of regulation of financial institutions in cyber security and data protection “is high,” he explained.

In the case of Abanca, the levels of fraud are “extremely low,” explained Baratta, has revealed research indicating that 90% of the “serious incidents corporate” in cybersecurity are determined by a “malpractice human”.

For his part, the prosecutor Elvira Tejada has referred to the new offences that have been typifying related to computer security in Spain, to remember the amendments to the criminal code were made in 2010 and 2015. Has emphasized the need for states to harmonize legislation in this matter, taking into account that cybersecurity “is a phenomenon that has no borders”.

in Addition, all of this is to conjugate it with the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people, “since you can’t fight against cyber crime by breaking the game rules of the physical world”, he noted.

The new european regulation on data protection, which will enter into force in may, has also formed part of this meeting in which the professor Piñar has been advised of the change of scenario that will lead this new legislation will enhance the guarantees of citizens.

For the implementation of this new regulation, which will introduce the figure of mandatory data protection officer in each country, in Spain, must be modify an organic law, which is in parliamentary procedure, he recalled.

In this meeting, the deputy director-general of the Inspection Data has been referred to the need to educate the population in this area, to the young, but also older, which are being introduced in the field of new technologies.

Also referred to smbs, which have characteristics different from larger companies, and that also must be protected, he said. However, even though you have to be aware of the risks, one should not be alarmist because the population is becoming more and more aware, he concluded.


Spain registers some 120,000 incidents in cyber-security in 2017, a record number
Source: english  
January 11, 2018

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