Cybersecurity analysis to determine the impact on the social area in Latin America and the caribbean

Segundo Moisés T. Toapanta, Jorge Mario Estrella Jaramillo, Luis Enrique Mafla Gallegos

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This document presents an introduction to the events that occurred in Latin America and the Caribbean, where banks are compromised by cyber-attacks, the same case is also seen in Ecuador, where losses from these attacks would amount to $ 6 billion by 2021. Our goal is to provide an analysis that demonstrates the social impact that cybersecurity has in Latin America and the Caribbean and a way to measure cybersecurity to combat threats due to constant technological progress and the great privacy risks presented to the day with cyber systems. The deductive method was used, adopting and generating a set of activities to evaluate the Total Cybersecurity (TC) of the cyber systems and/or companies to have a control of the security that it has and the improvements that can be implemented to prevent or combat Possible cyber threats or vulnerabilities. It resulted in cyber-resilience activities and activities based on the main functions before, during and after a cyber-attack. These activities are evaluated by the frequency of use, allowing each activity to assign a value and in this way apply the formulas proposed and obtain the CT, achieving the percentage of cybersecurity that has been implemented and discovering the weaknesses of the systems that They must be strengthened. It was concluded that in certain countries of Latin America and the Caribbean they have very little interest in the development and expansion of cybersecurity in their lands, unlike the progress of cybersecurity in European countries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICETM 2019 - Proceedings of 2019 2nd International Conference on Education Technology Management
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450376297
StatePublished - 18 Dec 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Education Technology Management, ICETM 2019 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 18 Dec 201920 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference2nd International Conference on Education Technology Management, ICETM 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank to Universidad Politécnica 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 Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (Senescyt).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 ACM.


  • Caribbean
  • Cyber threats
  • Cyber-attacks
  • Cyber-resilience
  • Cybersecurity
  • Latin America


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