Cybersecurity: five critical areas companies must safeguard
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Cybersecurity: five critical areas companies must safeguard


In today’s reality, where international cybercriminals use malware and ransomware to carry out attacks, companies must adopt organizational strategies centered on creating protection ecosystems which include IT security, focused on information security.

Santiago, July 04th, 2023 – Although IT security has always been a relevant aspect of companies’ operations, never has this topic been so critical. With companies and institutions rapidly advancing in their digital transformation processes, and employees working in remote or hybrid systems, security has become increasingly vulnerable.

However, the notion that “this won’t happen to me” is still too frequent among companies of all sizes and segments. Without going too far, according to a 2022 Gartner report, by 2025 45% of organizations worldwide will have suffered attacks on their supply chain software, thus providing hackers and malicious actors a fertile soil where they can leverage weaknesses to drive malware and ransomware attacks, to destroy infrastructures and obtain economic gain.

So, what must companies do regarding cybersecurity?

Ricardo Pulgarín, Cirion Technologies’ Security Solutions Architect, explains: “Regardless of their size and business, companies must have an organizational security strategy encompassing two aspects: IT security – the set of technologies, processes and practices designed for network, devices, programs and data protection – and information security, such as the measures and techniques employed to control and safeguard all data handled inside the organization, ensuring that they are exposed only to the appropriate recipients; this is the area of greatest risk.

Beginning with IT security, companies must possess different protection tools to create an ecosystem which can predict and deflect attacks, detect, and contain incidents, and obtain responses to foster research and resolve the problems detected.

In Pulgarín’s opinion, in a scenario where vulnerabilities can cause severe damages to a company’s operation, this ecosystem must focus on 5 key areas to prevent and address potential cyberattacks:

  1. Development: Everything a company publishes in the web; for instance, source codes, applications, commercial web pages, corporate sites, and other developments.
  2. Data Centers: All services except web pages, such as GPS management, biometry software, virtual machines, user authentication systems, and file repository, among others.
  3. Connectivity: Every access channel, such as Internet, MPLS, and broadband channels, among others.
  4. Endpoints: User devices, such as business computers and tablets, as well as corporate smartphones.
  5. Users: They are the ones who consume the information and need to know what should be done to prevent them from being victims of hacker scams, through awareness and training on cybersecurity.

About Cirion

Cirion is a leading digital infrastructure and technology provider, offering a comprehensive suite of fiber networks, connectivity, colocation, cloud infrastructure, and communications and collaboration solutions with the purpose of furthering Latin America’s progress through technology. Cirion serves over 5,500 Latin America-based and multinational customers, including enterprises, government agencies, cloud service providers, wireline and wireless carriers, ISPs, and other leading businesses.  Cirion owns and operates a portfolio of networks and data centers, with extensive coverage throughout the Latin American region.  Learn more about Cirion at

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