Avnet Mexico held a computer security event under the theme "The security of your information is not a game"
"Almost 60% of personal computers worldwide are infected, hence the importance of corporate and individual users adopt practices that help them safeguard their information, more so when it is estimated that by 2011 one third of the world’s population will be connected to the Web, " affirmed Jose Adolfo Castillo Trueba, director of Product and Support Avnet Mexico, wholesale firm value-added solutions in Information Technology.
Avnet Mexico held a computer security event under the theme "The security of your information is not a game", which for a full day brought together 40 of its major business partners and representatives of leading companies in the area Security in Mexico.
José Adolfo Trueba said that while some years ago talking about computer security concept seemed a subject of science fiction, "it is evident that today is an element of survival for every company. Hence, IT security is one of the Avnet three practices that Mexico is promoting in our country, aligned with corporate strategy.
Today there are some issues that are a priority for companies to know how to safely kept their most important asset, its information, and which formed part of the agenda of the event, including: information security, security servers and end users, intrusion prevention and security multifunctional identity management technology, beyond the antivirus and antispam, prevention of information leakage, deletion permanent solutions and optimization of security applications, among others.
Among the participants were leading sponsors in the area as Blancco, F5, IBM, and Symantec Security Sm4rt addition of renowned experts and speakers of the ecosystem of business partners’ network of Avnet, including Baufest and Graphic Consultant, who contributed their knowledge in the field.
According to Jose Antonio Gonzalez Merchant, head of the Security Practice Avnet Mexico, there are some data that show the reality of this aspect in the Mexican market: "The employees who lose time on the network in activities outside the business company is, on average, 84 minutes per day per employee, because of the lack of controls on internal security. Another fact is that over 75% of a company’s vital information (such as customer base, database, processes, etc.) is stolen by employees internally, "he quoted.
"The cyber crimes, identity theft, among other ailments, he added, are really very serious problems, as they represent high losses of cash and assets, and foster a pronounced decrease in efficiency for businesses. That is why Avnet wants to raise awareness and sensitize people to the digital safety should not be taken lightly. "
Jose Gomez Obregón, general manager of Avnet Technology Solutions Mexico, explained that "information security is an opportunity for 55.3 billion dollars in the global market in such areas as securing networks, identity and access management, perimeter security, management security, web application security and messaging security. This is a market where it pays to invest and a technological watershed Avnet priority in this cycle, and where we have a strong commitment to open new horizons for our network Business Partners.
Reference: El Universal, Mexico