Interview with Wences Basterra, Business Development Director at Wise Security Global

We need infrastructure with an added extra and to convert it into more secure cybertrust centres

Wences Basterra, Wise Security Global’s Business Development Director took part in the 2020 Cybersecurity Tour organised by the magazine Computing during its stop in Bilbao.

  • What are the main cybersecurity problems that we are going to tackle from here on out?
    • We have noted a clear increase in attacks focused on new objectives. They are much more professional and automated. Plus, they can be subtle and anonymous.  As a trend, we are going to see how artificial intelligence is improving in both directions, and we haven’t seen the last of ransomware.  Attacks on major software, as the most representative element, plus phishing, which will go one step further than emails… and take care with malware on mobile devices.
  • What measures can we take in view of this new threatening scenario
    • We are going to need to choose initiatives which are focused on corporate responsibility. This will require a change in mentality and the inclusion of the entire workforce in these cybersecurity initiatives. Plus, it will be necessary to use more secure infrastructure than before.
  • How?
    • At Wise, we believe that we need infrastructure with an added extra and to convert it into more secure cybertrust centres. At Wise, we innovate and provide customers with a series of tools to achieve this objective. For example, MEE The Cybernotary and blockchain infrastructure. They are all tools for companies to become more secure.
  • And what happens when this information circuit is exposed?
    • We have to take care when opening and extending connections to systems, as they become exposed. An example is the obligation we have with regards to remote operations between companies and the government.
  • The most obvious example is banking itself, with PSD2.
    • These new APIs, such as making payment, will obviously be subject to new attacks.
  • Will biometric technology continue to be reliable?
    • We are going to see identity theft cases, which is known as CEO Fraud. They are going to be able to capture our biometrics disclosed “unintentionally” or “innocently” when we complete registrations or “onboarding” processes with our fingerprint, face or voice. These are all trends which we have confirmed will be critical in 2020, and a hot topic at the recent RSA Conference in San Francisco.