Securing both personal and work environments is becoming increasingly important. Through a series of informative lectures, Module 3 of C1b3rWall Academy teaches us about the benefits of keeping our systems protected. José Aurelio García Mateos, is director of the Salamanca Computer Auditors Office. He has been practicing his profession since 1989, and as an auditor and expert in computer forensics and cybersecurity since 2007.

José Aurelio participates in C1b3rWall presenting the conference “True cybersecurity starts with oneself”. The aim of this conference is to raise awareness that, for a work environment to be robust, each of the elements that make it up must also be robust.

The field of cybersecurity covers everything that has to do with digital information, and its objective is to avoid or minimize the impact of any type of cyberattack. Over the years, cyberattacks have increased in number, impact and severity.

Recent attacks on Spanish public institutions demonstrate the scarce and deficient cybersecurity infrastructure. Cybersecurity is not an expense or a matter to be treated lightly, but rather a necessary investment for the entire industrial machinery to function properly and to be able to defend itself against the continuous threats coming from outside and inside.

What is the weakest element?

In the vast majority of cases, the weakest element in a cybersecurity system is ourself The countless phishing attacks registered every day around the world targeting individuals are proof of this. The scams take the form of e-mails, banking Trojans, telephone scams, SMS messages…

Everything gets worse when working on cloud environments, outside the company’s premises and where all the data of the company are stored. Theft in the cloud happens much more often than is generally believed.

No doubt, cybersecurity must begin with each one of us being cautious and knowledgeable. Programs such as C1b3rWall Academy foster knowledge within the society, which sets more barriers for cybercriminals.

At the following link you will find the full article published on News 365. You also have the opportunity to continue learning with each of the Modules by enrolling here.

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.