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.

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.