You may think that we are focusing too much on the subject of phishing, however we feel you must be aware of how common phishing attacks have become, especially as Black Friday and Christmas campaigns are approaching.

“But don’t touch it! Why do you touch it?” is the keynote lecture by Victor Flores Sanchez, who has been working in the ICT sector for 20 years and has dedicated his work exclusively to cybersecurity in the last 10 years. He is currently the Red Team Leader of Viewnext (IBM group). His goal is to raise awareness of existing security risks and how to protect and/or avoid them.

He loves everything that is related to cybersecurity, especially topics such as attacks, Cloud and DevSecOps, and shares this passion for cybersecurity at congresses and courses such as C1b3rWall Academy or by collaborating in the Master in Cybersecurity at the University of Salamanca.

But don’t touch it! Why do you touch it?

According to Víctor, “at some point we have all clicked too quickly on an email, a link, a file…”. Some people will realize that “there is something strange” in some of these clicks, others will not realize it and will continue with the process and the attacker will most probably already have his “prize”, which could be personal or bank data, injecting code, etc.

In his lecture, Victor will show examples of real cases of emails that appear to be legitimate, to come from an official service/company, but are really prepared by an attacker to deceive their victims and try to get money, data, etc. There are many tips to keep in mind, but the key rule is to use common sense and, before clicking on any link or file, check whether it is “good” or not.

You can read the full article on News-365.

If you would like to learn about this issue and other topics related to real phishing cases and how to identify them and protect ourselves against them, do not 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.