C1b3rWall Academy 2021 is coming to a close with Module 16 “Cybersecurity and Data Science”. In this last part we are joined by Carlos Loureiro from the National Police, Juan Antonio González Ramos from the University of Salamanca, Manuel López, Pablo Plaza and Juan Manuel Corchado from the BISITE Group.

The last module of the C1b3rWall Academy revolves around data. Juan Antonio González Ramos describes the policies that are required to protect an organisation’s data and the keys to a good data security protocol. Meanwhile, Carlos Loureiro will show us how to use the Global Terrorist Database to predict variables in relation to a terrorist activity and its planning.

Manuel López and Pablo Plaza will present DeepSIEM, a platform for cybersecurity management based on artificial intelligence.         

Artificial intelligence and cybersecurity to fight terrorism

Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE Group and president of the AIR Institute, also participates in module 16, as part of which he will teach us how to use techniques and tools to identify profiles related to radicalisation and terrorism based on projects developed within the group.

BISITE works on a variety of projects whose basis is generally Artificial Intelligence applied across diverse fields. To strengthen the cluster, the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and DIGIS3 have been launched, developing the collaborative infrastructure with other research groups, universities and companies through the AIR Institute, a renowned research centre that is complementary to the cluster.

BISITE, in addition to research, tries to promote scientific dissemination and facilitate the training of experts through programmes such as the current C1b3rWall Academy in collaboration with the National Police, as well as various master’s degrees.

We have completed an excellent programme that will be followed by a new Congress to be held in Ávila from 21 to 23 June. We are sure it will be a great event.

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.