Computerization, Cybersecurity Go Hand in Hand, Cuba Says in Geneva

Geneva, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Communications Minister Ernesto Rodriguez warned here on Wednesday that the computerization processes being carried out today must be implemented along with cybersecurity projects to support them.

In an exclusive interview with Prensa Latina, Rodriguez noted that Cuba pays special attention to the products offered to users, and software-developing companies must have the principle of cybersecurity in mind since the early stages of a project.

The Cuban deputy minister, who is participating in the 10th Forum of the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS 2019), made emphasis on users’ protection of their information when surfing in social networks.

‘I think that culture and a perception of risk are important regarding the information posed on social networks. That does not mean that we deny the importance of accessing them and the role they play in social development,’ he pointed out.

However, people need to know how to work in those spaces in a safe and responsible manner, he added.

Rodriguez underlined that the progress in technological processes and communications must be based on ‘the unity among companies and universities, key centers, and with major contributions to automation processes’.

The Cuban deputy minister spoke on Tuesday at the high-level sector of the WSIS Forum, where called for greater international cooperation to prevent and deal with threats in the cyberspace.

The ill-intentioned use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has transformed the panorama of international security, due to their use with criminal ends and for other destabilizing activities against peace, thus increasing risks over the past few years, he went on to say.

Therefore, the governments must create instruments and mechanisms, including cooperation treaties and agreements, to investigate incidents efficiently and bring the perpetrators of cybercrimes to justice.

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