Interview with Miguel Monzó Montes, Chief Technology Officer of Tranxfer.
Original interview offered by computing
What are, in his opinion, the main threats facing companies at the moment?
M. MM: In our day to day, we compromise data in all kinds of applications or services: send an attachment with sensitive data in an e-mail, share a folder from the drive with the outside, use a non-corporate application, etc. .; actions that we are used to taking because we think they do not involve risks, but today there are organizations that do business with cybercrime and can use these actions to their benefit, without most of us being aware.
A high percentage of companies lack specific security managers, delegating all this responsibility to tools or procedures designed to facilitate the achievement of business objectives.
Taking these arguments into account, currently the main threat within a company is the lack of cybersecurity awareness. This notion of digital security has to begin to be recorded in the DNA of the company, not only thinking about putting barriers to the intruder, but also incorporating security in the business, an essential structure of the company. After the entry into force of the new regulations, this acquires special importance, especially since the consequences may become the direct responsibility of the administrators.
What resources do you think are necessary in companies to prevent information leakage?
M. M. M .: Companies pursue the search for tools, services or automation that facilitate the achievement of the strategic objectives set.
We ignore, for the most part, aspects as important as the quality of the product, in all aspects, whether with bugs in functionality, poor performance or insecure.
In this specific case, the lack of awareness makes us send sensitive documentation through platforms, by any tool that fulfills this function, being able to breach current data protection laws and without being aware of what they may be doing with our data.
The notion of digital security has to begin to be recorded in the DNA of the company, not only thinking about putting barriers to the intruder, but also incorporating security into the business
How do you think a tool like Tranxfer could help?
M. M. M .: Tranxfer is a tool designed to help companies control the safe sending and receiving of files. What it tries is to solve in a simple way these problems that have been discussed, data leaks, malware, ransomware, etc.
- Control in sending / receiving files.
- Malware validation, either by the antivirus offered by the same product, or by the integration that can be carried out with the antivirus approved in the company.
- Security Policy Verification (DLP).
- Encryption and guarantee of file integrity.
- Traceability of all operations performed by users with the platform.
What are the best practices that you recommend to a company’s CISO?
M. M. M .: Having aware employees can reduce the risks or threats that have been discussed during this interview, this is about reaching the employee and being part of the business DNA. Therefore, the best practice is awareness.
It is important to have tools that can be integrated with the business in a simple way, to have greater control of the whole and not only have cybersecurity services in access or in the company network . Planting a seed in a business is more optimal than just fencing the entire perimeter.