Industrial facilities have only recently realized their vulnerability to cyberattacks this is mainly because until a few years ago they were totally disconnected from the rest of their organisation and, of course, from the Internet. Erik de Pablo Martínez is a physicist, graduated from the Autonomous University of Madrid and, he has completed the Program for Management Development (PMD) at IESE and has extensive experience in the automation of industrial processes and in SSII, developed in the oil industry in Spain and South America. He discusses the importance of cybersecurity in industrial environments.

“Building a control model for critical industrial infrastructures” is the lecture given by Erik de Pablo Martínez, in Module 1 of C1b3rWall Academy 2021: “Networks and architectures”. This lecture aims to show the importance of protecting industrial assets against cyber threats and to illustrate how the degree of protection can be matured sustainably. In recent years, this vulnerability has led to a worrying wave of industry-focused cyber-attacks.

As a consequence of this weakness, a number of national and international regulations have been developed. The main element of the response to cyber-attacks is to have an adequate, well-designed and correctly implemented control model, so that when faced with the possible expression of different risks there is a series of activities (controls) aimed at eliminating them or at least mitigating them sufficiently. You can read the full article on News-365.

If you would like to learn about this topic and other issues related to the protection of industrial archives against cyber-attacks, don’t miss the opportunity to enrol in C1b3rWall Academy 2021 for free.

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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.