Analysis of cyberattacks in public organizations in Latin America

Segundo Moisés Toapanta Toapanta, José David López Cobeña, Luis Enrique Mafla Gallegos

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It was analyzed certain information about cyberattacks in Latin America and methods to counteract the aggressions that affect services, data and infrastructure. The problem is the cyberattack on information networks where there is interdependence between processes, people and devices within public organizations with the negative consequence of denial of services. The objective is to propose a protection model against cyberattacks in public organizations in Latin America to minimize the denial of public services. It was applied the deductive method and exploration to examine the information of cited articles. It resulted a General Model of Protection against Attacks, a Prototype of a network, a Algorithm in flowchart to minimize the attack arrival and a Formula of probability of attack arrival. It was concluded that in order to maintain the continuity of services and activities of public organizations, secure platforms must be in place to monitor and minimize possible attacks; our proposal has an attack detection accuracy of 87.49%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-125
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thanks to Universidad Polit?cnica Salesiana del Ecuador, to the research group of the Guayaquil Headquarters "Computing, Security and Information Technology for a Globalized World" (CSITGW) created according to resolution 142-06-2017-07-19 and Secretar?a de Educaci?n Superior, Ciencia, Tecnolog?a e Innovaci?n (Senescyt).

Publisher Copyright:
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  • Cyberattack
  • Cybersecurity
  • Denial of service
  • Minimize he attack
  • Public organization


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