Selva Orejón and Danilo Gelman participated in C1b3rWall Academy 2021 with a lecture under the title “From OSINT to K.O.”. The objective of this lecture was to learn about the new physical threats and attacks derived from the poor management of our information on the Internet.

Selva is a legal expert specialized in digital identity and reputation. Her company, onBRANDING, has been specializing in online reputation crisis management for celebrities, companies and anonymous citizens for the past 14 years. Meanwhile, Danilo has a degree in journalism and is a security consultant specialized in physical protection and terrorism for private companies and Jewish communities. He has more than 20 years of experience in providing security services to the Jewish community in Latin America.

On many occasions, the information available about us on the Internet has been published without our consent and is within the reach of our potential attackers. With this information, attackers can obtain the profile of a potential victim, their relationships, their routine, their geolocation… thus revealing high-risk daily, nighttime, holiday, etc., locations.

Behavioral guidelines

Regarding the victim’s exposure to a risk situation, a scale of four levels is usually defined according to the subject’s exposure on the Internet: critical, high, medium or low. Information on the family environment is very critical; sometimes it is easier to reach a target through his or her environment than through the targeted person.

How to protect yourself: final prevention tips

  • Configure privacy settings on social networks.
  • Accept requests or only follow people you really know.
  • Do not publish personal data (location, address, school…) and do not share it with strangers.
  • Beware of sharing geolocation.
  • Value the privacy of the information and images you publish, both your own and those of third parties.
  • Regularly monitor the information available about yourself.
  • Be aware of the harassment reporting tools offered by social networks.
  • Protect the camera of your cell phone, computer or tablet.
  • Do not open links or files of unknown origin: risk of phishing.

There is no such thing as zero risk; therefore, each company, enterprise or establishment must be aware of the associated risks. To this end, cybersecurity training is essential, the more knowledge we have, the better care we take of our systems and data protection.

To read the full presentation, please click on the following link. You can also learn more about this and other cybersecurity topics at C1b3rWall Academy 2021.

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.

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