Expert recommends law hold companies responsible for loss of data of their clients
Daniel Elías Robles gave a lecture at INTEC on the need to hold companies responsible for the protection of their users' information and the notification of risk if they were victims of cyber attacks
SANTO DOMINGO. –The cybersecurity expert Daniel Elias Robles, recommended creating a legislation that establishes consecuencias against institutions that handle third-party information y No. the notify to them when they have suffered a gap o ataque cibernético that violates your personal data.
When dictating the talk "Present and future state of security and privacy regulations in the Dominican Republic", at the Osvaldo García de la Concha Auditorium of the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Robles affirmed that companies, organizations, service providers and government institutions, which protect information from citizens, have a duty to make public knowledge, even through the press, they have been attacked, and in case of hide it be financially sanctioned.
"It seems to me that the top management of companies does not see what is related to cybersecurity as a subsistence issue for the organization," he said. In addition, the also president of Cyborg IT consultants criticized that, in general, organizations give priority to a cyber attack, mostly if the loss of information or unauthorized access to information affects them, but they are not concerned if it affects to a third party.
He also assured that important steps have been taken in the country regarding the security regulations, in the sense that some have been developed and others are assumed voluntarily, including those that are international in nature. “But what I fear is that organizations are assuming the implementation of regulations as a fashion and an achievement to present, rather than as a tool that will help them grow and institutional maturity ”, he emphasized.
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Robles advocated that society understand the value of information. He said that, unfortunately, the owner of the information is the first to incur the ignorance y It exposed.
“People seem to be unaware of the implications of carelessly sharing information, mainly on social media. Everything we say or post on the internet is associated with our identity and it will haunt us all our lives, so we must be careful of the consequences, "he said.
The conference was delivered as part of the academic training commitment of the Dominican Republic Chapter of the International Association of System and Control Auditors (ISACA), which helps companies and information technology leaders to maximize the value of their brand and manage risks related to the management of information and technologies.