The keynote lecture “Introduction to attack vectors and solutions” gives 13 pillars to be followed to prevent attack vectors. It belongs to Module 2a “Cybersecurity Awareness” of C1b3rWall Academy 2021.

This talk is given by Pablo Fernández Burgueño, professor and lawyer of counsel at PwC Tax and Legal, specialized in New Technologies and Entertainment Law, and especially in blockchain, cybersecurity and law applied to business models based on the use of smart contracts, DAO, ICO and tokens. He founded Abanlex, one of the law firms that introduced the legal use of bitcoin and ethereum in Europe. He is also a founding partner of NevTrace, the blockchain lab developer of prototypes presented to National Police, Guardia Civil and Europol.

Secure passwords 

The use of passwords may eventually become obsolete thanks to biometric data. However, for now, our system is based on passwords that must be robust. We must bear in mind that there are keyloggers, i.e., computer applications that extract the keys we have entered, a system that criminals take advantage of.

We can put layers of security thanks to the two-factor authentication (2FA), which is achieved, for example, thanks to a key generator that we can have in the cell phone so that the user has to enter another factor to authenticate beyond their username or account.  Since it is necessary to have strong passwords, changing them from time to time is helpful. There are reliable password managers such as Dashlane, KeePass, Google Chrome Passwords, Dropbox Password Manager, etc. for saving passwords.

The consequences of cybercriminals knowing your password are that your accounts and linked services may be accessed, accounts may be synced, or third-party data accessed and downloaded for use in the future.

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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.