By Laura Kemp • 20 May 2021 • 14:16
Experts To Analyse Cybersecurity Challenges In Public Administrations. Image - Diputacion de Malaga
THE Diputación de Malaga will celebrate the first Cybersecurity Congress on June 9, which will bring together experts who will analyse the challenges of cybersecurity.
The Diputación de Malaga will celebrate the first Cybersecurity Congress on June 9, which will bring together experts who will analyse the challenges of cybersecurity.
Among other aspects, it will address how to ensure the protection of devices, systems and networks of public administrations to preserve them from computer attacks.
The third vice president and head of the Area of Transparency, Open Government and Corporate Social Responsibility of the Diputación de Malaga, María Francisca Caracuel, announced this event today, in which it will be possible to participate in two modalities – face-to-face, at the Edgar Neville Auditorium; or through video conference. Registration for the congress, aimed exclusively at personnel who carry out their work in public administrations, can be done until June 7 through the following link: https://www.malaga.es/CongresoCiberseguridadMalaga.
Caracuel has stressed that for the Diputación de Malaga data protection and information security are priorities that not only adhere to the institution’s own systems and networks, but advice has also been provided to 72 municipalities.
In this sense, he explained that they have been provided with the information and tools so that they can adapt to current regulations on these issues, and training actions have been carried out for municipal staff, plans to improve security, both internally and externally, in the treatment of personal data handled by municipalities, as well as awareness programs to avoid cyberattacks.
The third vice president highlighted the importance of this congress since it allows addressing aspects that require permanent updating, in which it is always possible to improve since new changes in cybersecurity concepts and new forms of vulnerabilities arise at all times of malicious programs.
In addition, María Francisca Caracuel highlighted that the meeting will feature contributions from the heads of different entities on the national scene that set the guidelines for the rest of the administrations in matters of security.
Thus, representatives of the National Cryptological Centre will participate, which contributes to the improvement of Spanish cybersecurity, being the national alert and response centre that cooperates and helps to respond quickly and efficiently to cyberattacks and to actively face cyber threats; of the Department of National Security of the Cabinet of the Presidency of the Government; and the Council for Transparency and Data Protection of Andalucia, which is the independent control authority in these matters within the scope of our autonomous community.
Likewise, managers of leading companies in Malaga in the field of cybersecurity will also take part, such as VirusTotal, Hispasec and Ingenia.
The moderator will be Javier López, vice-rector for Business, Territory and Digital Transformation at the University of Malaga and director of the cybersecurity research group.
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