We are so very proud to have talented people like Manuel Perez and Pablo Plaza in our team! They have qualified as the first Spanish team and the fourth worldwide at the International CyberEx 2021; an initiative organized by the National Cybersecurity Institute of Spain (INCIBE), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the National Center for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure (CNPIC).

33 different countries have participated in the event. Spain was represented by 8 teams and competed with 10 other European countries, 18 Latin American countries, 1 African country, 3 Asian countries and the United States.

The exercise involved a CTF (Capture the Flag) type team competition in which challenges of different categories such as reverse engineering, forensics, cryptography and pentesting are solved. These types of activities are aimed at strengthening the capabilities to respond to cyber incidents.

In the following article you can read more about the competition: https://news-365.press/el-air-institute-logra-el-primer-puesto-espanol-en-la-competicion-internacional-de-ciberseguridad-del-incibe

Within the framework of Cyberwall Academy you can learn about these and other cybersecurity and cryptocurrency skills. The free course, organized by USAL, the AIR Institute and the National Police, aims to deepen our understanding of internet security and the training of the global society in this area.

Our group is looking forward to more young talents and experts in cybersecurity joining our team. If you would like to become a part of us and are interested in training and developing innovative projects, send us your CV to info@air-institute.org

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.