Cybersecurity highlighted in new APDSI study

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The new threats that affect security are distinguished from the traditional ones by their transnational, deterritorialized, widespread and individualized nature requiring new responses. This is one of the conclusions of the study «ICT for a safer world», promoted by APDSI.

The analysis aimed to reflect on security in the current world and its relationship with technologies, addressing in particular the possible benefits and losses of the use of ICT in this context.

In addition to the various conclusions reached, the study coordinated by Mário do Carmo Durão also leaves some recommendations, which include, for example, the creation by the Government of a «National Plan for a Computer Security Culture».

The initiative should include the development of an Information Security Culture, alongside a policy for the same area, which ensures international co-ownership.

It is also called for the development of a broad school-based program, with the aim of raising awareness of the correct use of ICT.

«More than presenting innovative recommendations, we are more concerned that the recommendations are effectively followed, implemented and monitored on a continuous basis», stressed Mário do Carmo Durão during the presentation of the study, which took place this Wednesday in Oeiras.