Cyber Security of the Brazilian Judiciary will change

The installed committee will discuss the changes that will come after the attack on the STJ.

A committee was established to ensure the cyber security of the Brazilian judicial system after the recent hacker attack against the STJ. The first meeting took place last Wednesday (18).

Chaired by the president of CNJ and STF, Minister Luiz Fux, the committee will evaluate suggestions. This is because, the cyber security of Brazilian justice has gone through a serious problem in recent days.

The Superior Court of Justice was violently attacked by hackers, with a ransomware. With the attack, which took place on November 5, the court’s trials were paralyzed. On this Thursday (19), however, the systems are still not 100% operational even after two weeks of work to normalise the services.

The case also proved reactions in the federal government, which Profit Secret is preparing to improve cyber defenses. Commanded by General Augusto Heleno, the GSI has even issued an alert against ransomware in recent days.

Committee meets to discuss improvements in cyber security of Brazilian judiciary
Brazilian public agencies are beginning to mobilize to defend their systems from cyber-invasions. After serious attacks on systems, the National Council of Justice was one to mobilise.

In recent days, through Ordinance No. 242, of 10 November 2020, the „Committee on Cyber Security of the Judiciary“ was established. With several attacks on courts in Brazil, especially in 2020, the committee will have the mission of modernizing the security of the sector.

And the first meeting took place on the last Wednesday, chaired by Minister Luiz Fux. According to Fux, the committee will have the mission of ensuring the LGPD, the Civil Internet Framework and the Access to Information Law.

„This committee is of unique importance. We are seeking to improve and ensure the cyber security of the Judiciary’s digital system, establishing strategies, methods for a digital justice immune to any type of incident,“ the STF said in a statement.

To ensure this security, the Committee should establish new incident prevention and response protocols. The committee should be constantly updated to ensure efficiency in combating vulnerabilities.

The challenge is to ensure that „100% Digital Judgement“ is implemented safely
Brazil is going through a time of intense digitalization of services, even by the OVID-19 pandemic. And one of the projects is the so-called 100% Digital Judgement, which should integrate the judiciary and allow everything to be resolved through the Internet.

According to Luiz Fux, this technological improvement is fundamental for the judiciary.

„We need to improve ourselves in technological aspects, mainly because we are launching, by the CNJ, the 100% Digital Judgement, which needs maximum improvement and optimization of all means so that we can deliver to the citizen and to the jurisdiction a new work“, said Fux

On December 4, members of the GSI and the CJF are expected to deliver a crisis prevention and management protocol. In addition, by December 15, Federal Police officers will have to deliver a protocol for the investigation of cyber crime against the judiciary.

The committee meetings are to take place every three months after the creation of the rules. At the moment, 13 topics will be discussed in groups of the committee, which must deliver their reports within 120 days. This material will be part of the Cyber Security and Information Strategy of the Brazilian Judiciary.