“Vitalis conscientia” is the title of the keynote that belongs to Module 2-1 “Cybersecurity Awareness” of C1b3rWall Academy 2021. The objective is to be able to know what data we give away in our curriculum vitae, data that leave us totally exposed to cybercriminals.

This conference is given by Ana Isabel Corral García, a specialist in the use of OSINT techniques, which she uses to raise awareness of cybersecurity. She is a tutor at Cyber Hunter Academy, collaborator of the Cyber Intelligence Community GinSeg-IntelCon, and community manager at “Cosas de Hackers” and “Quantika14”.

A simple search for any name + “pdf”, without using dorks, is enough to see all the indexed CVs. Among all those that are shown, we choose one in which an ID appears and start our search.

As the CV we have found contains both a telephone number and an e-mail address – data that we tend to provide on a CV and often give out without a second thought – the Lampyre website is used to see what accounts are linked to these two pieces of information.

If you’re posting a resume on LinkedIn, simply link to your profile. If you still prefer to post the PDF:

  • Create an email exclusively for the CV.
  • Don’t give away data that could make you vulnerable.

You can read the full article on News-365.  For free access to the keynote lecture, where you will learn about CV searching on the Internet and the data that can be used fraudulently, click on this link.

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.