Lately we have seen many news items talk about Internet security issues, data theft, companies unlocking their systems due to blackmail. All this news has caused increased interest in cybersecurity.

Internet security measures intend to protect against attacks on the network. The most important measures are preventive; they consist in eliminating any potential dangers. For companies, network security is one of the most important issues. Companies cannot afford any failures in their security as putting their customers at risk would mean losing them.

In recent years there has been an increase in large-scale hacking, which has led many entities to take extreme precautions by making significant investments in security. Creating secure software, using appropriate antivirus software or hiring specialized personnel are the major expenditures of companies today.

Cybercriminals often attempt to steal money, information, identities or damage equipment and systems. In addition, an increasing amount of objects is connected (IoT), they all require specific security systems and employees specialized in this type of protection. Cybersecurity needs have also grown due to the connections required by smart cities. Cities are centres of information that require a high level of security, just like any other environment using Internet connections. As a result, the need for internet security professionals is growing among different entities.

A few years ago we were persuaded to launch the Master in Internet Security due to the high demand in this area. It provides its students with the skills that every company expects from a security expert. Such is the need for good professionals in the sector that professional success in this area is assured.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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