Four in ten Brazilian companies act against data leakage, says survey

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Four out of ten companies headquartered in Brazil take protective measures against the leakage of confidential and personal data from customers, according to a survey carried out by the Regional Center for Studies for the Development of the Information Society (Cetic).

The analysis was based on the response of more than 4 thousand entrepreneurs, collected between August 2021 and April 2022.

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Actions against the leakage of sensitive information have grown 42% in the last two years, since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the survey shows, which speaks of almost three million hacker attacks in Brazil during the first half of 2022 – a high of almost 10% compared to the first six months of 2021.

Cetic experts point out that online interactions have had a “boom” since the beginning of the health crisis, facilitating the improper disclosure of sensitive data.

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Among the companies that are most concerned with the protection of sensitive data are information, technology and communication companies – a segment in which 50% of organizations adopt measures of this nature. Soon after, companies with a focus on logistics and trade appear, with respectively 43% and 38%.

In the opposite part of the table, among the segments that are least concerned with information leakage are industries, accommodation and food companies, with 18%.

Training of professionals

As well as taking measures to reduce data leakage, Brazilian companies seek to train professionals in this regard, according to the survey.

According to Cetic, almost 30% of all Brazilian companies periodically carry out training or qualification of employees on the subject.

Source: CNN Brasil

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