Researchers from the IoTalentum project held the network meeting (NM4), organised at Aalborg University, Copenhagen. The purpose of the meeting was to assess the progress of the project and determine whether the proposed objectives are being met. One of the objectives consists in analysing the main cybersecurity problems that arise from the implementation of IoTalentum’s infrastructure for next generation IoT and in developing new cybersecurity techniques to avoid or mitigate these problems.

Juan Manuel Corchado, during his presentation at the network meeting (NM4)

In this regard, Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca, took part in the event as leader of the cybersecurity work package, giving a presentation that helped attendees understand the current state and challenges of cybersecurity in different areas, but above all within the Internet of Things.

Juan Manuel Corchado, during his presentation at the network meeting (NM4)

One of the sub-objectives of the project involves the development of cybersecurity techniques for the IoTalentum infrastructure, hardwareless identification tools for distributed data centres (MEC) and a blockchain benchmarking platform for the IoTalentum infrastructure.

The BISITE Group has extensive experience in these areas, therefore, we are keen to collaborate in the development of the project and in the training of IoTalentum researchers.

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.