Valladolid (EFE).- Spanish citizens and companies suffer between 25,000 and 30,000 cyber attacks annually, according to data provided this Monday by the director of the National Cybersecurity Institute (Incibe), Félix Barrio, who has pointed out SMEs as the “ “weakest link” through which attackers can access larger institutions or companies.
In the case of Castilla y León, attacks range between 2,500 and 3,000 per year, within a business ecosystem where the proximity of Incibe has generated greater awareness about the importance of this matter.
Barrio has participated in the debate table organized by El Mundo de Valladolid, under the title “Challenges of Cybersecurity in small and medium-sized companies”, where he has defended the importance of creating a general awareness that computer security must be comprehensive, because cybercriminals can find vulnerabilities in small providers of large institutions.
Spanish, focus of cyber attacks
The use of Spanish, one of the most spoken languages in the world, places Spain as one of the focuses for attempted attacks, among the three and four most attacked countries, which is monitored in real time by Incibe.
The most common procedure of cybercriminals is to “find an access door” to the computer systems, to search for data, of large companies that may have made a powerful investment in technology, even in computer security, but neglect their relationship. with other suppliers that can leave “the door open” and generate “catastrophic damage.”
“Without cybersecurity there is no user confidence, a factory does not function,” summarized Barrio, convinced that the fact that 19% of the European Union’s R&D investment goes to this area is an indicator of the importance it has for companies and society in general.EFE