Guatemalan Marie André Destarac has overcome many barriers and, despite having everything against her, she has stood out in the world of electronics and robotics. In the Month of Women’s History, we interviewed this pioneer to get to know her journey.
Guatemala was selected at the end of 2020 by + RAÍCES Program, of LACNIC (Latin America and the Caribbean Internet Address Registry), to install a copy of one of the thirteen Internet Domain name root servers. A root server is a fundamental part of the Internet infrastructure that makes it easy to use, acting as the backbone of online access. Keep reading and find out more about the process and benefits of this decision!
One of the main challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to Latin America and the Caribbean is the digitization of the region since many institutions did not have an Internet presence. This corresponds to the low penetration of the Internet in the region which in the case of Guatemala was 30% in 2019.
Many companies and governments have a large amount of valuable information in computer systems or the cloud. That’s why cybersecurity is increasingly important, as it helps protect companies from attacks by malicious hackers. A relatively new strategy to prevent information from being stolen or erased is Ethical Hacking.
Every day more devices are connected to the Internet. Each of these devices, ranging from computers to home appliances, need an IP (initials for Internet Protocol) address to connect and function. When you connect to the Internet, your device is assigned a unique number, world wide, to identify it. All websites have an IP address too.
Since the 1980s, different organizations have worked in telemedicine with limited development due to the lack of knowledge of the population and the low connectivity in the region. While COVID-19 cases are increasing in Latin America, this tool helps protect the most vulnerable and reduce the load of hospitals.