The health situation caused by Covid-19 has meant big changes in companies, many of them have had to adapt on the fly and implement strategies such as teleworking. However, this means greater exposure and less protection if appropriate measures are not taken. José Manuel Roviralta, Cybersecurity technician for Companies at INCIBE participates in C1b3rWall Academy with a lecture on ” Cybersecurity for companies”.

The aim of his lecture is to discuss the key steps to maintaining adequate cybersecurity in companies.

José Manuel commented on the importance of keeping the workspace organized and under control, especially on the devices that contain documents and confidential information. Passwords and the use of external media must also be secured. Caution should be taken with documents moved to the bin; the best solution is to eliminate the document.

It is convenient for a company to determine a password policy (expiration date, strength, double authentication factor, no reuse, four types of characters…).

Secure teleworking

Telework has become widespread, and many companies are already using it, either in a mixed modality or fully online.

A fundamental issue that companies need to address is securing the data they manage. The key to preserving information against external incidents, such as floods or targeted attacks, is the proper management of backups. Just as not all companies are the same, there are different backup management methods.

To read the full article go to News 365. To get more advice from José Manuel, you can also access his lecture and other interesting conferences that are part of the C1b3rWall Academy 2021.

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.