According to new research, there are security teams in less than a third of Brazilian organizations, although most companies suffer frequent cyberattacks.
According to a survey by the Datafolha Institute commissioned by Mastercard, approximately 57% of companies in education, financial services, insurance, technology and telecommunications, health and retail are targets of cybercriminals.
On the other hand, the study found that only 32% of the organizations surveyed have teams dedicated to cybersecurity. While 80% of respondents said digital security issues are important to them and most have some sort of plan in place to deal with possible cyber attacks, this is not among the budget priorities of 39% of respondents. .
Among the segments analyzed in the survey, financial services, insurance, technology and telecommunications are among the most prepared in terms of preparedness for cybersecurity. By contrast, the education and health sectors are the most vulnerable.
According to the survey, the areas most susceptible to hacker attacks are the finance department and customer databases. The Mastercard / Datafolha survey interviewed 351 decision makers in Brazil in February 2021.
The survey echoes the findings of a separate study on perceptions of cybersecurity risk in Latin America since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis, conducted by consulting firm Marsh on behalf of Microsoft.
Most Brazilian companies have not increased their investments in information and cybersecurity since the outbreak of the pandemic despite increasing threats, the study noted, adding that most Brazilian companies invest a 10% or less of your IT budget in this area.