Category: Digital Security in the Media

Digital Security in the Media

The Real-Life Risks of Our Digital World

If we didn’t know already, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the fact that data is the most important strategic asset of the 21st century


Global Cyber Expertise Magazine

Louise Marie shares below some reflections on the importance of Cyber Portals to CCB and the lessons learned from the process of developing the national portal

Digital Security in the Media

Why The Latest Cyberattack Was Different

All during 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic swept around the world, another novel virus with devastating long-term effects spread unnoticed worldwide

Digital Security in the Media

Exclusive: Is internet freedom in danger?

Recent political developments in the United States are threatening internet freedom and cybersecurity across Latin America.

Digital Security in the Media

Brazil-EU Cyber Cooperation: Swinging Bridges on the Road to Stability in Cyberspace

Published in Council on Foreign Relations By Louise Marie Hurel   The February 20 Brazil-EU Cyber Dialogue signaled the most recent step taken by Brasília and Brussels to collaborate on advancing responsible state behavior in cyberspace. While there have sometimes been differences in the two


Which Factors Are Lowering Brazil’s Homicide Rate?

Homicides in Brazil are projected to have fallen 16 percent in 2019 as compared to the previous year, although Latin America’s most populous nation still had more than 41,000 murders, the highest total number in the region

Digital Security in the Media

Brazil’s Data Protection Paradox

After years of procrastination, Brazil has finally adopted comprehensive data protection legislation. In mid-2018, the government approved Law 13.709, known by its Portuguese acronym, LGPD.

Digital Security in the Media

Why the cities of the future are ‘cellular’

We are facing a climate emergency. More than 11,000 of the world’s scientists and successive reports issued by the International Governmental Panel on Climate Change say the evidence of human-induced global warming is irrefutable.

Digital Security in the Media

Cities are easy prey for cybercriminals. Here’s how they can fight back

Make no mistake: the world is in the early stages of a techno-war against city governments and urban infrastructure. And while some cities have bolstered their capabilities to patch their vulnerabilities, they are entirely unprepared for the scale of cyberthreats that are coming.

Digital Security in the Media

Brazil struggles with effective cyber-crime response

The risk of cyber crime is growing in Brazil amid a debate over the balance between security and privacy. Robert Muggah and Nathan B. Thompson analyse the nature of the threat and consider the response of the state in a climate of significant economic and political uncertainty

Digital Security in the Media

Brazil Needs a Twenty-First Century Data Protection Strategy

The world is drowning in data. Every minute, there are roughly 456,000 tweets, 510,000 comments posted on Facebook, 999,000 Tinder swipes, 3.6 million Google searches, 4.1 million Youtube videos watched, and 103 million spam emails.

Digital Security in the Media

How Brazil Could Become a Regional Leader on Data Protection

A bill passed yesterday by Brazil’s Lower House marks a major step forward in the push for privacy. 30/05/2018 The world is awash in data. Each minute, people around the globe take 47,000 Uber trips, write 456,000 tweets, conduct 3.6 million Google searches and receive

Digital Security in the Media

Digital safety in the world’s most dangerous war zone

27/04/2018 By Deirdre Collings and Robert Muggah Originally published on iPolitics In war-torn Syria, the contents of one’s phone mean the difference between life and death. “My phone is my lifeline,” Umm Hassan told us, one of the more than 150,000 Syrian citizens fleeing the destruction

Digital Security in the Media

Brazil’s Internet Is Under Attack, Again

The Brazilian government has launched a consultation on the future of, the body that sets internet policy in the country. Some fear that the Temer administration is trying to gut it.


Digital Rights at a Crossroads

JOTA April, 2017 New infrastructure will make Brazil an even more critical component of the world’s Internet   Three years ago, former President Dilma Rousseff signed the Marco Civil da Internet into law. This crowdsourced digital bill of rights provides key guarantees for Brazilian citizens

Digital Security in the Media

Brazil Must Rebalance Its Approach to Cybersecurity

Council on Foreign Relations September, 2016 When Brazil attends the Group of 20 Summit in Hangzhou next week, cybersecurity will be on the top of everyone’s mind. This includes President Obama who received a letter from U.S. senators this week urging him raise the issue with his Chinese hosts. A spate

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