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“A single cyberattack can paralyze an entire nation”

Friday June 2, 2023 | Event

  • ‘CSI Radar’ will feature Enrique Pérez de Tena, from the Joint Cyberspace Command – EMAD (Defense Staff) .
  • The agenda of the international Cybersecurity Radar also features the Guardia Civil, the National Police and the Local Police of Seville, in their fight against cybercrime.

Talking about cybersecurity also means talking about the State Security Forces, which are in charge of protecting citizens and combating cybercrime.

In ‘CSI Radar’, the International Cybersecurity Radar (June 12-16, Seville), members of the Joint Cyberspace Command of the Defence Staff, ENISA (the European Cybersecurity Agency), the Civil Guard, the National Police and the Local Police of Seville will take part to tell us how cybersecurity works in these bodies and how they help citizens.

The Joint Cyberspace Command – EMAD (Defense Staff) will have as speaker Enrique Pérez de Tena, Head of International Relations and Cooperation, who will address all the operations they carry out in cyberspace. For Pérez de Tena “cyberspace has no borders. It is unique and anyone can be a potential enemy”. You have to be very prepared because “the worst thing is that a cyberattack can paralyze a nation“. Pérez de Tena explains that “in both the EU and NATO, cyber is under construction. NATO is slowly trying to develop the procedures, but it is all very complex because we are 30 nations with our own legislation. Someday we will see the light and we will all agree.”

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) will also participate with a panel in which will take part Vicente González and Adrían Belmonte, both Cybersecurity Experts. They will give their views on the role played by ENISA in terms of Cybersecurity. They will describe the structure, the units, the work teams and the description of the process and the regulatory framework for the creation of new cybersecurity certification schemes. González affirms that Spain may be in third place in Europe in terms of cybersecurity, “behind Germany and France. The work Incibe has done is being used as an example. In Europe we are a benchmark to follow”.


The State Security Forces in the ‘CSI Radar’.

Cybersecurity has become very relevant in the day-to-day work of the State Security Forces. Therefore, the Civil Guard, the National Police and the Local Police have a lot to say in the ‘CSI Radar’.

The Civil Guard will have the participation of Juan Salom, Colonel Chief of the Cybersecurity Coordination Unit, who will give the keys to respond to cybercrime and address important issues such as computer fraud and cyberspace threats. Also, José Luis Gómez Tirado, Head of the Technological Crime team will give his vision on Cybersecurity.

The National Police will also have two representatives in the ‘CSI Radar’. On the one hand, José Girón, Accidental Section Chief Inspector of the Provincial Scientific Police Brigade of the Superior Police Headquarters of Western Andalusia, who will address the operation of Computer Forensics (FI) in a Territorial Laboratory of the National Police. He will address the definition of FI, competences and tasks that are developed, legal framework or the figure of the client, among other aspects. On the other hand, Lucía López, Inspector of the Technological Crimes Group, will talk about the actions followed by the National Police in the fight against cybercrime, approaching Cybersecurity from the perspective of the National Police as a member of the State Security Forces and Corps. “As a woman, the most sensitive cases are those that affect the most vulnerable people: the elderly and minors. There are very serious cases, unfortunately, involving minors. They are the ones that worry us all the most,” says Lopez.

The Local Police of Seville will also be represented through Antonio Barea, Deputy Inspector and Head of Social Networks, who will delve into the Cybersecurity of proximity and the role played by the Local Police. He will address the preventive and anticipatory areas and anticipation of the risk of cybercrime and also in social networks, both in small things and in the planning of events. And the control of hoaxes, facing disinformation as one of the risks contemplated in the National Security Scheme. “Through social networks we have intercepted crimes such as that of a minor who wrote threatening messages against Easter on Instagram; hate crimes; or crimes against road safety such as that of a boy who threw garbage at vehicles, etc. Sometimes, citizen collaboration is essential,” says Barea.

CSI Radar‘ (Cyber Security International Radar) was created with the aim of giving visibility to all the leading companies and multinationals, as well as universities, institutions, manufacturers and experts who are working to improve cybersecurity in companies and public administrations in Spain and around the world. The agenda is already available on the official website.

All CSI Radar conferences can be followed through ‘The Observatory‘, a platform launched by Medina Media Events, where they can be enjoyed throughout the year, in addition to being able to connect at any time with more than 3,700 professionals who are part of the Virtual Networking, in addition to being informed of the latest news 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As confirmed by Maria Medina, General Manager of Medina Media Events, “the goal is that, beyond the days of the events, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, we can be connected”. “We have made a ‘Netflix’ of almost 600 papers from all the editions of all our events.”

CSI Radar’s organizing company, Medina Media Events, specializes in organizing top international events such as the 5G Forum, SUTUSummit (space and underwater tourism) and the 4K HDR Summit.

This first edition of CSI Radar is promoted by Telefónica Tech, Sevilla City Office and FIBES, and has the support of AWS, Proofpoint, Huawei, ZTE, IBM, Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo and El Observatorio.