So far 2011 almost been no day in which we did not have knowledge of any attack on the computer systems of companies or Governments, which more or less severely affected users and private clients already out with the theft of personal data, banking, addresses e-mail address or any information that corporations might have stored on their servers. As example of these cases we have to Sony, Citibank, Google, Honda Canada and a long etcetera, in our country have the recent example of Inteco. These attacks are carried out by qualified persons with the term already known by all, hackers. Today this term suggests the image of a person who tries with harmful intentions to access the system from any company or Government entity in a dark room and wee hours of the morning, but this has not always been so. The Hack term originally referred to a simple, creative and elegant solution to a problem. In many cases they were hoaxes. With the passage of time He was associating with the field of computer programming, where a Hack was the creation of something new and innovative in programming.
Today, these jokes and creations have become attacks coordinated with clear economic purposes, whether for its own benefit as to cause losses for the victim. As it is widely known that zero risk is impossible to achieve, there will always be ways to break a security system and is therefore so important companies such as Google or Facebook, which are very white juicy for hackers, have resorted to that saying of if you can not with your enemy, join, and thus offer rewards to those who discover and communicate them security flaws in their systems. The current situation we are experiencing is a great concern and inconvenience for businesses and users, but perhaps even more important, be a possible loss of confidence in the systems computerized with all that it entails in a world where increasingly trust our data to these tools. Are undeniable benefits that bring us advances in the digital world and its evolution is unstoppable, but cases that have occurred this year made silver if security has sacrificed to achieve progress more rapidly and cost-effectively. The question of whether companies put all its means to secure their systems before launching them and thus protect the information of its customers in the air. Audea, security of information Alvaro Aritio Department of Management
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