Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 14 - Page 33

EDITOR ’ S QUESTION
ALBERTO SAMUEL YOHAI , PRESIDENT OF THE COLOMBIAN CHAMBER OF IT AND
TELECOMMUNICATIONS

We have made significant progress in the last few years in Latin America from the point of view of creating the CISO in companies and public and private entities of all kinds .

Undoubtedly , this new role will become increasingly important and more relevant to ensure overall success by increasingly protecting information security .
Given the current economic situation in the world , specifically concerning the strengthening of the US dollar , it is now more important than ever to have the right people with the necessary skills and knowledge to make the most of the resources available for technology investments .
It is a reality that most products and services related to information and communication technologies are now and will continue to be in dollars or other local currencies , considering the current exchange rate .
Therefore , the different areas of companies and public entities will have to quickly understand which technology-related projects will protect the information of customers and suppliers and which processes can mean life or death for the organization .
Similarly , professionals in other fields such as finance , for example , are responsible for finding creative solutions to turn technological needs into reality at any cost .
As we achieve widespread awareness of this reality throughout the value chain , regardless of industry or
It is now more important than ever to have the right people with the necessary skills and knowledge to make the most of the resources available for technology investments .
For example , boards of directors , and their equivalents in the public sphere , will need to be increasingly aware and committed to investing in the technologies necessary to secure their future . It is because we are seeing more and more cases around the world that prove that there is nothing more dangerous and possibly more expensive than saving on technology and falling victim to a cyberattack . economic activity , the overall ecosystem will be more secure and we will all be watching out for each other .
From the Colombian Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications , we will always be willing to support the essential work of continuing to increase knowledge related to information and communication technologies in the country .
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