Small and medium-sized companies are vulnerable for not strengthening their information systems.
computer security, however in Mexico there are multiple difficulties.
Companies are prepared to receive the year with a challenging cyber threat landscape,
However, making investments in factors such as cybersecurity could bring them a
less risky near future, according to a report by the Kaspersky company.
According to the firm, 40% of Mexican SMEs have difficulties in carrying out
investments that allow them to improve cyber security and 53% of small and
medium-sized Mexican companies said that the financial difficulties of the last 12 months
they will probably become permanent. Faced with this scenario, the owners of the companies and
Entrepreneurs face the challenge of deciding where to invest money over a period of time.
accelerated digital transformation.
“In the attempt to save on this matter, companies may face economic losses
and reputation that can reach $155,000”, explains Claudio Martinelli,
General Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at Kaspersky. According to the expert, reducing the
investment in cybersecurity can solve the economic problem in the short term, but at the
long, this can negatively impact the growth of the company.
In addition to the fact that a study by the International System Security Certification Consortium
of Information predicts that there will be a shortage of 4 million professionals of
cybersecurity by 2022 around the world, the landscape requires companies to be
prepared with smart investments.
“It is essential that entrepreneurs evaluate the option of doing more with the same investment,
especially now that electronic commerce is vital for a company. A way of
to do it is by automating certain processes since this will allow the staff to focus their
efforts in those projects that promote the growth of the business”, adds
And it is that according to the expert, in the search to save, some companies also
they bet on using pirated software, an action that leaves them exposed.