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Cybersecurity in an Increasingly Digital World

By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Thu, 12/02/2021 - 17:32

Although Mexico’s digital infrastructure has grown at an unprecedented rate over the past two years, its cybersecurity awareness and infrastructure fall short of what is needed to protect businesses and consumers alike. With this in mind, the CONSEJOSI commission called upon key actors to help build the infrastructure needed to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

In other news, Cradlepoint looks to build the country’s broadband infrastructure to get 5G off the ground and Truora aims to capture a wider consumer market by creating an increasingly “frictionless” platform.

In international news Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down; Parag Agrawal will be taking his place. Big data looks to be a promising tool in addressing the global talent shortage. Finally, a report by Grayscale forecasts the Metaverse to be a US$1 trillion market opportunity.

 

Here is your weekly Tech briefing:

 

Mexico

CONSEJOSI Cybersecurity Manifesto: A Call to Action

A culture of cybersecurity awareness finally came to fruition in Mexico, prompting the Information Security and Cybersecurity Council (CONSEJOSI) to summon key actors to help foment a robust cybersecurity infrastructure as outlined in its Manifesto.

 

Not a Service But An Ally

Cradlepoint’s Latin America VP, Carlos Perea, wants to grow the mobile bandwidth sector, while looking forward to the advantages a 5G network will provide.

 

How To Convert Potential Users on Your Fintech Platform

Companies that are able to strike a balance between frictionless services without compromising on adequate security measures stand to capture a wider market, said expert contributor Maite Muñiz, CoFounder, Truora.

 

 

International

Dorsey Steps Down as Twitter CEO, To Be Succeeded by Agrawal

After a unanimous vote from the Board of Directors, Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal, who has been with the company for over a decade, was named to succeed Founder Jack Dorsey as CEO effective immediately. During his tenure, Agrawal will be charged with meeting the ambitious company goals outlined earlier this year.

 

Addressing the Talent Shortage with Big Data

A prolonged labor shortage threatens to limit the economic rebound of companies and national economies, inciting numerous campaigns to attract and retain talent. In this highly competitive labor market, Big Data analysis offers companies’ talent management departments the ability to develop more successful attraction campaigns and increase retention rates by identifying expectations and necessities. 

 

Metaverse: A US$1 Trillion Market Opportunity

Although the Metaverse is still in its infancy, market actors and investors are looking forward to the prospect of a US$1 trillion annual revenue stream, as anticipated by cryptocurrency firm Grayscale. Overnight, the company’s report has driven a flurry of market activity and boosted the trading value of several cryptocurrencies.

 

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Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Journalist & Industry Analyst