The BISITE Research Group collaborates with the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (ECTEG) of Europol in ECTEG Global Cybercrime Certification (GCC), a project that will develop a certification in the field of cybercrime specifically for the State Security Forces and Corps. The group’s director, Juan Manuel Corchado, and fellow cybersecurity experts Manuel López and Pablo Plaza, have been working intensively with the rest of the team and a large group of representatives from European police and military forces.

Project partners during a session

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We are proud to be able to collaborate and lead this initiative together with colleagues from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK.

Juan Manuel, Pablo and Manuel at the end of one of the sessions


The ECTEG is composed of law enforcement agencies from the European Union and the Member States of the European Economic Area, international organisations, academia, private industry and experts.

The main objective of the working group is to provide experience and expertise to further improve the coordination of cybercrime training, identifying opportunities to strengthen countries’ capacity to combat cybercrime through the development and delivery of a robust and sustainable training programme.

Funded by the European Commission and working closely with Europol-EC3 and CEPOL, both members of the advisory group, its activities aim, among other things, to support the international effort to harmonise cybercrime training across international borders. In addition to sharing knowledge, experience and finding training solutions and promoting standardisation of methods and procedures for training programmes and cooperation with other international organisations.

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.