Baia Mare, April 18, 2024: Chamber of Commerce and Industry Maramureș (CCI Maramureș), in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) and the Commercial Section of the Embassy of the United States of America (USA) in Bucharest, organized, on April 18, 2018, the conference „Best practices in the field of cyber security in the US – threats, trends and solutions”.

During the event, topics related to current cyber threats were addressed, with the aim of providing the Maramureș business environment with a clear picture of what companies should know, be aware of and adopt from a strategic point of view in terms of security the networks they operate. Also, the best solutions were identified, in relation to cyber threats, considering the experience in the field of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for Romania and Moldova.

„Statistics show that 28% of SMEs have experienced at least one type of cybercrime in the past 12 months, and 58% of SMEs that have been affected have also experienced a significant impact on their business. At the same time, 44% of experienced cyber crimes were not reported to anyone. It is estimated that by 2027 the global cost of crime will reach $23.84 trillion. Romania ranks last, out of the 27 member states of the European Union, in terms of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). We are behind on several indicators in the human capital dimension, with a very low level of basic digital skills compared to the EU average. This is why communication and education are very important and we all need to, regardless of the field we work in, start becoming more digitally literate. We must know how to use technology as a formidable engine of innovation, but be aware of using it correctly and safely”, said the president of CCI Maramureș, Mr. Florentin Nicolae Tuș.

FBI specialists say that it must start from the reality that anything operated with systems connected to the Internet can be the target of a cyber attack, the only variable remaining is the type of attack. A cyber attack means gaining access to computer resources fraudulently and then exploiting these resources for various illegitimate purposes, starting from our email or social media accounts, to an entire computer network of a company or even a state. These risks must be made aware, investments must be made in means of prevention, employees must be trained so that they know how to react quickly. It should not be forgotten that the recovery of damages caused by hackers is quite difficult from a legislative point of view, which turns prevention into a much less expensive process. From this perspective, the integration of risk and crisis management with digital transformation is considered crucial, requiring coordination between different departments and understanding the complexity of technology, data and operating environments.