BISITE Group has participated in the II Congress on Digital Security and Cyberintelligence C1b3rWall. An event that brought together more than 4000 people to the National Police School of Avila from 21 to 23 June.

Juan Manuel Corchado, director of BISITE Research Group attended the event along with colleagues Yeray Mezquita and Sergio Márquez who were part of the more than 170 speakers who participated in this event.

BISITE has collaborated in organizing C1b3rWall Academy 2021 and we will do it again in the next course that will start in September. It is an excellent initiative whose main objective is to promote cybersecurity training and all those technologies that converge in this field. We have specialists in the field and, therefore, we have developed several projects such as DeepSIEM, a platform for cybersecurity management based on artificial intelligence.

Cybersecurity, AI and Blockchain

Yeray Mezquita, Blockchain expert at BISITE, participated in the congress with a presentation entitled “Blockchain technology as a means of securing and tracing information”. In it, he shared with the attendees the basic concepts underpinning this technology. In addition, he explained how this technology makes it possible to keep the stored information immutable, and how it is possible to identify the author of this information. He also discussed the possibilities offered by this technology beyond the field of cryptocurrencies and its validity as forensic evidence in many cases.

Sergio Márquez gave a presentation entitled “Industry 4.0 and IoT – A new challenge for efficient and secure data management”. In which the basic principles of IoT, the different platforms and applications that currently exist were discussed. In addition to an analysis of the different IoT devices, as well as security applied to the world of IoT.

This event has exceeded all expectations, so we hope you will join us again in the next C1b3rWall Academy course starting in September 2022.

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.