The C1b3rWall Academy 2021/22 project organised by the National Police and the BISITE Research Group has been highly successful. We have managed to bring together more than 40 thousand participants who, for the past year, have been actively learning about cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things or Digital Transformation, just to name a few of the topics that have been taught over the last 16 modules.

More than 150 national and international speakers participated in the event, who delivered around 240 presentations on cybersecurity and all the technologies that converge in this field. wDiarium has reported on the impact of this year’s event and has published a special article that can be read here.

The aim of C1b3rWall Academy is to foster training in cybersecurity and provide participants with the tools they need to protect themselves from cybercrimes which have become commonplace. During this year we have learned about scams and their prevention, namely, cryptocurrency scams, online payment scams, phishing, cyber-attacks and security protocols. Most importantly we have learned about raising awareness of cybersecurity in society.

In this regard, the BISITE group we have awarded more than 15 scholarships to continue training professionals as part of the Master’s in Digital Transformation and the Master’s in Cybersecurity of the University of Salamanca which will start next October.

BISITE has collaborated in the development of C1b3rWall Academy 2021, and we will continue to do so in the edition that will start in September, later on we will provide more details about the upcoming event and new perspectives for 2022/23 edition.

All the effort and dedication has been rewarded with the gratitude of the students, an excellent reception at the congress organised by the National Police School in Avila, which was attended by more than 5 thousand people. We have also qualified for the ECOFIN Titanes de las Finanzas 2022 awards in the ‘Products and Services’ category. If you have not yet voted, you can do so here until 12 September, we would be proud to receive this recognition and celebrate it with you.

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.

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