There are many types of wars. We know the traditional ones, but there are also commercial wars, which from time to time shake up the world economy or affect specific productive sectors. I could go on giving examples, but today I want to focus on the cyber wars that have come into our lives to stay and generate chaos and disorder without mercy.
We are all familiar with the concept of computer virus or hacker, but we are not aware that our computer equipment and infrastructures are subject to continuous attacks and that there is an army of millions of computer scientists/hackers who, anonymously, and remotely in some cases, and even with the protection of their governments, engage in information theft, manipulating society, blocking computer systems, blackmailing, etc.
These hackers are also now using cryptocurrencies to blackmail us with impunity, since these criminals know that the payment of blackmail to a cryptocurrency account, although traceable, does not allow to identify the identity of the recipient of the funds. We need to be prepared for this type of warfare, which will not stop and can put an entire institution and even a country at stake.
In the following article you can read more about this type of attack on public administrations in Spain.
The idea of having a well-trained army of specialists in the field of security who could offer us good protection is no longer an infatuation, it is a necessity and an obligation. C1b3rwall Academy 2021-22 is a great opportunity to learn and keep up to date in the field of cybersecurity and, what’s more, it is free of charge. Congratulations to our National Police for launching this free course with the help of the University of Salamanca.
I invite you to participate, the course can be followed asynchronously and will remain open throughout the summer so you can do it at any time.
Register at: https://moocs.noixion.tv/
This article has been published in the newspaper El Mundo in the Innovators section.