Juan Manuel Corchado has given a talk at the Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University of Dammam (Saudi Arabia), at the invitation of the Aramco Chair of this institution. The talk was on ” Boosting IoT and Industry 4.0 Security with AI-driven SIEMs”. In this case, the professor spoke about the relevance of ensuring security in IoT environments and the tools available for this purpose.

At the BISITE Research Group and the AIR Institute we are involved in a growing number of projects related to all levels of cybersecurity. Companies like Aramco are investing heavily in this field, so it was an excellent opportunity to show some of our proposals.

During the talk, Juan Manuel Corchado presented the DeepSIEM platform, which is capable of centralizing an organization’s logs and analyzing them in real time in search of threats using self-explanatory and evolutionary Artificial Intelligence.

This platform’s early response system makes it possible to mitigate attacks automatically. Together with the threat intelligence component, the system provides information from the analyses performed by the models, which furthers understanding as to the type of attack that may be occurring. In addition, DeepSIEM has a comprehensive and intuitive interface that enables data monitoring, reporting, alert and asset management. DeepSIEM has been developed as part of a research project, designed specifically for industrial environments, IoT, connected industry, etc.

The use of SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) software provides companies with threat monitoring, event correlation, incident response and reporting.  These elements are essential in today’s world, which is subject to serious, constant and evolving cybersecurity threats. SIEMs collect, centralize and analyze log data from all enterprise technology, including applications, firewalls and other systems. They then alert the IT security team to failed logins, malware and other potentially malicious activity. We believe in marrying 21st century Artificial Intelligence (AI) and new Machine Learning (ML) models with cybersecurity tools; a union that should become a reality in the future, bringing security to IoT environments, factories and Industry 4.0.

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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.