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.

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 Universidad 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.