In a digitized world we are increasingly using the cloud to store our information, but have you ever wondered if communication through the cloud is really secure? Jesús Rodríguez Aragón, is a Computer Engineer, holds a master’s degree in Intelligent Systems and a PhD in Computer Science and Automation from the University of Salamanca. He presents his talk “Communication through the cloud: Privacy?” as part of Module 3 of C1b3rWall Academy.

Jesús is also CEO and co-founder of Iberbox, associate professor at USAL, external professor at the University of Valladolid, University of Burgos and University of León, collaborating professor at the Global Open University of Mexico and member of the Governing Board of CPIICyL. The aim of his lecture is to reflect on the privacy that we can have in our communications through the cloud.

In terms of connectivity, the developments are very significant, however, there is no doubt that our information can be read along the way by multiple systems or people.

Google and Microsoft terms of use

By using a Google service, you agree that it collects the content you create, upload or receive from other users (emails, photos, videos, documents, comments…). Moreover, by using their services, you grant Microsoft a universal, royalty-free intellectual property and industry license to use your content.

The company that receives the client’s information can use it. This, in itself, is not bad, in fact, the concept of collaborative intelligence generates high benefits at a social level (Google Maps traffic jam signal, for example), but this explains why many services are “free”.

Privacy at risk

It is sometimes said that emails are companies’ poorest domain. Corporate emails may be hosted on third-party servers and used by service providers that do not meet confidentiality requirements.

Encrypted information in confidential emails

This model is proposed by Iberbox and goes back to the idea that nobody can open my mailbox if they don’t have the key.

An interesting topic that Jesus presents in his paper, which you can watch here. You can also read the article published on News-365.

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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.