In July, CNT (National Telecommunications Corporation) was the victim of a cyberattack, the intentions of which are still unknown. Nevertheless, the attack puts the cybersecurity policies that all companies and institutions must have under scrutiny, and the topic became a talking point in Ecuador.
Teleamazonas wanted to have the opinion of our senior associate, an expert in new technologies and information security, Rafael Serrano, to offer a vision of what changes should be made to avoid future attacks.
Serrano affirms that “CNT and all public institutions must begin to have cybersecurity policies” since no one is exempt from risk, and besides, there are ways to prevent it.
After the situation and the CNT having been declared in emergency, decisions will be made regarding the equipment, given that, according to Byron Zapata, CNT’s surrogate manager, there are resources available.
“The right thing to do is to have different systems that can secure and diversify the information,” says Serrano. He also adds that “in this way, if someone has an attack or finds a problem, they have a backup in other systems, and the entire State continues to function.”
To conclude the interview, Serrano affirms that “according to Ransomware, it is only an attack, an attempt. So, therefore, they can’t take the appropriate measures unless they identify what happened or what the attackers are asking for.”
All the information that has been violated is not yet known in detail.