At present, cybersecurity is one of the most important issues in both the public and the private sector. In the last months, we’ve been constantly hearing of cyberattacks in the news, they entail a very high cost for many organizations. This worrying situation makes it necessary for us to participate in events and activities which intend to deal with the problems and challenges that we are currently facing.

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In this regard, the Institute for Business Competitiveness (ICE), the University of Salamanca and the Parque Científico in collaboration with Startup Olé Accelerator, have worked on organizing this Demo Day on Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation, which is part of the Entrepreneurial and Innovation Program in Castile and Leon. The event took place in the morning on the 13th of December in the Salón de Actos, situated in the Faculty of Science of the University of Salamanca.

At the event there were numerous figures, businesses and organizations that are renowned in the field of cybersecurity, as well as a group of attendees interested in this topic. Juan Manuel Romero, Director and Presenter of the Emprende program, from the 24hours channel –RTVE made an excellent master of ceremonies and was introducing the different speakers that participated in this cybersecurity-focused seminar.

It is worthy to mention the contribution of the leading figures of large organizations, such as Incibe, Newralers, Dualogy Security, Dinoflux, Telefónica Open Future, Wembley Studios, Artelnics and Startup Olé. They all provided a very interesting viewpoint on all that cybersecurity is and all that it faces at the present moment. They put our city in the center of attention of all those who see cybersecurity as a field of great importance for many public and private organizations. Cybersecurity is a field of the future and it still has a lot of potential for growth.

Without any doubt, the attendees had enjoyed a very fruitful day.

 

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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