Cyber Security threats and The Dominican Republic

Dominican Today published an article on August 1, 2019, about cybersecurity threats their nation has to deal with.

The Cyber Incident Response Team director, Carlos Luis Leonardo Garcia, stated that there would be a rise in sophisticated attacks. Such attacks include machine learning attacks, hijacking information from smart devices and more complex applications which the country’s cybersecurity teams will have to combat in the years to come.

She stated that cybercriminals already have automated vulnerability detections tools, and with just one click, they can make their devices identify all IP addresses of computers in a specific area. The results will show which computers present vulnerabilities. An example of such an attack is the “WannaCry” Ransomware that affected 230,000+ computers in 150 countries in 2017.

Reference: dominicantoday.com


Contributed by Racquel Bailey from Jamaica. Racquel is a member of the WISC Discord group from the G5 Cyber Security Foundation Ltd. Learn more about WISC (Women in InfoSec Caribbean) at wiscaribbean.org. WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting  Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security.

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