Portuguese cyber fair specialist Bruno Castro warned Tuesday in the city of Praia that the computer operators that recently took place in Portugal can be replicated in Cape Verde, a “highly exposed” country, and these preventive measures.
“There is this receipt, a lot of information that we have, because we have been involved in this situation, it was likely that it is plausible that Portugal could happen something similar in Cape Verde alert”, warns that something similar could happen in Cape Verde alert.
Bruno Castro is director of VisonWare, a company with a presence in Cape Verde for over 15 years, with more than 20 clients connected to the State, banking, the Portuguese network, the pharmaceutical area or energy.
Since the beginning of the year, there will be several cases of computer attacks in Portugal, such as Impresa, Vodafone or Laboratórios Germano de Sousa.
In 2020, Cape Verde was also the victim of a cyber attack on the State’s private technological network, which affected institutions and companies, which forced the Government to invest half a million euros to strengthen the security of the country’s computer networks.
At VisonWare he was working with the Cabodian authorities to resolve the problem of the well-known Portuguese security consultant, that the archipela is “highly exposed”, as are many western countries.
“For several, and one was the attack that took place a year, and there are new reasons, which were much stronger, in the geography of cicrime., the probability of new waves in Cape Verde is high”, insisted the same source.
Among Cape Verde’s informative sectors, or insurance directors that involve the State, what already involves, but also everything that involves money, from, and to those exposed, and everything.
In addition to these connections, Portugal will probably become, which will still occur in other natural histories” as “interíssimas and cyberatta” for this “strong two countries and cyberattacks that always occur.
“Even because it is a global trend, it is not a geographic thing, cybercrime is very advanced and Cape Verde will also be a target like all other countries”, he continued, referring that on the Internet there is no concept of physical geography of States, but because of markets sectors.
Cape Verde has structural steps” in terms of cybersecurity, with laws, institutions, adherence to the main negotiations, apostate in information, as the director of VisonWare advanced that, from attacking State information, then businesses are safer with security issues.
And given what is happening in Portugal, he said that this concern has tripled in the architect, so taking preventive preventive measures, to block the ability to prevent cyberattacks, if possible, attack or detect them.
“And if that didn’t happen, security didn’t happen faster”, Bruno Castro, noting that there is perfect on the network, especially when everyone “jumped” to the digital world due to the covid-19 pandemic.
However, there is much more to this on the Internet, most of them are geared towards companies, in a trend in which people will have knowledge and States “will have to take the risk of knowing” and evolve in terms of knowledge.
“We have to evolve now in terms of security, policies, give knowledge and training to people, that to technicians who operate in security functions, also to people who have to use”, they may have.
In how their interventions, as Cape Verdean authorities, are important, when international cooperation in the fight that Bruno Castro also considered to be “fundamental” for whom “was a fundamental attack”.
“This cooperation is increasingly important today, there are already platforms for sharing knowledge, whether at the level of States, or at the level of organizations, or sectors, or at the level of authorities”, “I reinforce the consultant in security” informatics.
After the city of Praia, on the island of Santiago, the VisionWare director will head to Mindelo, on the island of São Vicente, for another visit that aims to “prepare” some customers who are more exposed to computer attacks.