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The Cybersecurity Chair at the I Andalusian Cybersecurity Congress

Companies and cybersecurity: threats, challenges and opportunities

The 94% of Spanish companies has suffered at least one serious cybersecurity incident in 2021

The Junta de Andalucía organizes the I Cybersecurity Congress on March 23, 24 and 25 in Malaga

In Spain there is a deficit of about 38,000 cybersecurity experts. Training in this field is essential for organizations and AA. PP.

We work remotely, operate our bank accounts from a mobile device and communicate with family and friends through a screen. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, society, companies and public institutions have begun a process of digital transformation which has allowed us to continue with our lives with relative normality. However, this digitalization also poses a risk to our security. Being more present than ever on the Internet, crackers or hackers They have intensified their work in order to obtain greater rewards. 

According to the last report made by IBM, titled Cost of a Data Breach Report 2021, in which 537 security breaches have been analyzed in 17 countries and in 17 different industries, the costs related to security breaches They increased on average by 10% to reach $4.24 million. According to the consulting firm Deloitte, in Spain, the 94% of companies has suffered at least one serious cybersecurity incident over the past year. 

Cybersecurity is a strategic axis for companies and public administrations. For this reason, the Junta de Andalucía has organized through the Andalusian Digital Agency (ADA) he I Cybersecurity Congress of Andalusia, which will take place on March 23, 24 and 25 at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga. They will attend the event more than 500 professionals and companies reference in the cybersecurity sector, both nationally and internationally.

Cybersecurity Congress

One of the sponsors of the Congress is the Cybersecurity Chair of the EIP International Business School (EIP). In addition, said chair will have its own stand and will be present through its director and CCISO of the Bank of Spain, Sergio Padilla, in the round table that will be held on March 24, titled 'Improving Cybersecurity for companies and SMEs' and which will be moderated by Rocío Díaz, general director of Digital Economy and Innovation of the Junta de Andalucía.

“The I Cybersecurity Congress of Andalusia is a magnificent opportunity for companies, citizens, professionals and Public Administration HE raise awareness how important this specialty is in an environment as digitalized as the current one. Furthermore, it is a good time to value those professionals who are dedicated to plugging security gaps, a profile that is scarce in the job market. Let's not forget that more and more companies are suffering cyberattacks that put not only the company's accounts at risk, but the business itself," says Manuel García, general director of EIP.

In Spain there is a deficit of Cybersecurity experts

Companies and public institutions are, logically, concerned about the security of their data and their work environments. It is normal for them to look for qualified professionals in this field. However, according to the report of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2), in Spain there is a deficit of some 38,000 cybersecurity experts. 

To sew that gap and boost the future elite of the cybersecurity sector The Cybersecurity Chair at the EIP International Business School was born. This organization promotes research, dissemination and innovation through the organization of conferences, the creation of a network of driving companies and the continuous improvement of its Master in Cybersecurity Management, Ethical Hacking and Offensive Security. The master's degree, with a 100% of employability, is included in the training catalog of the National Cybersecurity Institute of Spain (INCIBE)

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