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 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.