ANAHIBY BECERRILRESEARCHER/ACADEMIC, INFOTEC, Public Center for Research and Innovation in Information and Communication Technologies
- INFOTEC, Public Center for Research and Innovation in Information and Communication Technologies
About ANAHIBY BECERRIL
Digitization is one of the great phenomena of recent years. The ability to translate everything into bits, transforms the way we interact with the world.
At present, we have migrated from a consumer Internet to one of consumption and production. The previous decade had brought us an Internet of information; we are currently witnessing the emergence of an Internet of value.
Society is gradually becoming a culture of services, based on the information it provides. For this reason, electronic ICT networks and digital services are vital for the functioning of governments, companies and societies. Considering this scenario in which our economy is based on the use, treatment and flow of information, it becomes of vital importance to maintain it, as well as the users that generate it, in a healthy environment and controlled risks.
While the public sector, the economy, the business community and citizens benefit from the services of the global network, the digital society contains inherent vulnerabilities that can generate security risks for users, companies or the vital functions of society. . For this reason, it is imperative that both the public and private sectors balance and prioritize the resources available to meet the challenges of existing and future cybersecurity. The risks of cybersecurity have become increasingly common. Those that were once considered improbable now appear more regularly. The growing impact of cyberattacks requires new, creative and innovative solutions to mitigate risks.
Therefore, it is necessary for the forum to address and discuss the issue of cybersecurity and beyond, talk about the formation of a governance of cybersecurity, which implies, from a multistakeholder approach (government, business sector, institutions, academic, private and technological sector), define and facilitate the performance of roles and responsibilities for all. Discussing this topic and inviting countries to allocate resources for research and innovation, as well as forming alliances in this area, is a need in order to achieve the security and development of societies and countries.
Digital education as a support for economic gender inclusion (girls and women)
Building focused programs on digital education, with a gender perspective, and encourage more countries to develop programs that affect the inclusion of girls and women in the use of ICT.
Supporting the education of girls and women in the ICT sector is also consistent with the objectives of sustainable development, in order to promote gender equality and empowerment of women. Not only jobs in the ICT sector bring to women poverty, a sector with greater gender balance gets racing medium and high level can be covered, and allows women of talent catapulted to the top of the career ladder. This is good for everyone. As the ExSecretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon said: "Equality for women and girls is not only a basic human right, but a social and economic imperative When women are educated and power, economies are more productive and strong, when women are fully represented, societies are more peaceful and stable”.
Promoting access to women, to labor sources that allow them to generate incomes.
The main role of institutions, academia, organizations and governments is to create the conditions for societies to be empowered through ICT, in this way they can achieve Information and Knowledge Societies, inclusive, equitable and socially effective.
Develop and implement projects based on digital literacy as a first step, to instruct in a friendly way through video tutorials on the use and management of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and even desktop.
Digital technologies can cheapen, considerably faster and easier routine tasks requiring numerous transactions. Therefore, in a second stage, be designed again video tutorials that include creating an email, the use of platforms searches for information on the Internet, creating files, use parcel Windows and the use of technology for communication distance and Skype among others. We must promote skills that will enable women to take full advantage of digital opportunities. Training activities well designed online help workers improve their skills.
Parallel to those women who have mastered the use of mobile devices, and Internet, on an elementary basis, in collaboration with academia and the private sector, alliances can be sought to develop content applications related to personal security, privacy, work and health online, among others.