Numerous civilian and military authorities gathered on March 24 at the auditorium of the Escuelas Mayores Building of the University of Salamanca to attend the award ceremony in which the medal of USAL was presented to the Armed Forces, the National Police, the Civil Guard and the Local Police.

Ceremony for the awarding of medals to the Armed Forces, National Police, Civil Guard and Local Police. Photo courtesy: (USAL).

The ceremony was presided over by the Rector, Ricardo Rivero, who reviewed the most important milestones in the relationship between the USAL and the Armed Forces, National Police, Civil Guard and Local Police in recent times, from the creation of the Chair Almirante Martín Granizo in the 80s of the last century to the assignment of the Police training center in Avila as a university center under USAL, through the launching of criminology studies in 1996.

Ceremony for the awarding of medals to the Armed Forces, National Police, Civil Guard and Local Police. Photo courtesy: (USAL).

The ceremony was concluded with the presentation of the medal to the representatives of the awarded entities: Jesús Esteban del Rey, as major chief of the Local Police of Salamanca; Juan Luis Pérez Martín, lieutenant general of the Civil Guard and Head of the Border and Maritime Police Command of the Force; Chief Commissioner Agustín Alonso-Carriazo López, as Deputy Director General of Human Resources and Training of the General Directorate of the Police, and representing the Army, Major General Pablo Guillén García, Director of the Technical Cabinet of the Minister of Defense.

All of them have expressed their gratitude to the University for the recognition, highlighting the intense relationship they have with the University and the role they play in the maintenance of security, detailing the different functions that characterize their work.

BISITE Group collaborates in the training of state security forces

The BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca has been part of the effort and dedication made by each of these institutions to stay trained and promote projects in this area. Such is the case of the C1b3rWall Academy program, a training in which hundreds of thousands of users have participated throughout the 21/22 edition and the current edition, which aims to raise awareness about cybersecurity in different areas.

BISITE also 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. Recently, the Cyberintelligence Course and Cybersecurity Course have been launched, in collaboration with the National Police, both initiatives aim to contribute to the academic training of agents and actors involved in public security functions. 

Ceremony for the awarding of medals to the Armed Forces, National Police, Civil Guard and Local Police. Photo courtesy: (USAL).

Congratulations to the award winners. Once again, we thank the University of Salamanca for publiclyn honoring the excellent work carried out by the security forces.

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.