Today we have released new lectures for Module 11 of C1b3rWall Academy 2021/2022 “IoT and Security”. Experts such as Marta Fuentes, Data Scientist at EGIDA, part of FIDESOL, will continue to expound on the importance of cybersecurity in the Internet of Things.

Marta explains that IoT has multiple benefits; it improves people’s quality of life, optimizes city traffic, helps to treat, and monitor patients and optimizes processes in industry.

Nevertheless, it entails some risks, such as traffic capture, unauthorized access, data leakage, data alteration or invalidation, behavioral alteration, rapid spread of malware, denial of service, and others. To combat them we need strong data encryption, secure communications, device identification and authentication, and continuous monitoring (anomaly detection). Thus, there are still challenges to be solved.

Víctor Carrión Hontoria, Systems Administrator at CARTIF, also participated in the event. Victor presented a paper on “IoT, are we ready to connect to the world?”, in which he discussed the current scenario of the so-called Internet of Things, considering the large number of IoT devices that are currently present in our lives, more than 46,000 million according to some sources. He then looked at the future scenario, which is expected to see an even more accelerated increase in the number of these devices. All this, in the context of the cybersecurity and functionality challenges that we must face.

You can watch all the presentations aquí.

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.