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MAR 2017
Are We at Risk when it Comes to Cybercrime?
Joaquín Muñoz, lawyer from the IT&IP Department at ONTIER, talked about cybersecurity issues from a legal point of view.

Are We at Risk when it Comes to Cybercrime?


Spain
ONTIER and Cyberheads organised a cybercrime awareness event at the ONTIER Seville office.

Last week the ONTIER Seville office hosted an event on cybersecurity joined by Joaquín Muñoz, from the department of IT&IP at ONTIER. The event focused on cybercrime awareness and assessed the potential risks of the online environment. Some of the topics discussed were how to handle online reputation, how to deal with a crisis triggered by cyberattacks to a website, or with password stealing or even with geolocation being used to track movements and habits.

Cybersecurity from a legal point of view

Joaquín Muñoz talked about cybersecurity issues from a legal point of view. 'This is a global phenomenon requiring local rules and tools. Every company is at risk since cybercriminals target companies regardless of their size and location.' Muñoz also stated that there are different ways of cyberattack, from 'collecting data with commercial purposes, shutting down the system or the website, to encrypting the company files and asking money to decrypt them back.'

How do we fight cyberattacks?

According to Joaquín Muñoz, it is obvious that each cyberattack requires an adjusted response, assessing whether legal defence, communication or technical tasks will be the focus of the response. 'Most of the times, in order to get a solid legal defence, it's key to keep the raw, original evidence and to provide all the evidences that might be required at the trial to strengthen our statement' he explains.

For further information on the event, you can check out this article by El Correo (SP only).



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