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BCSC presents the opportunities offered in the Basque Country for Cybersecurity entrepreneurs at the European Cyber Week

Rennes (Francia) is hosting the 3rd edition of the European Cyber Week from the 19th to the 22nd November. The European Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense forums will gather over 2,500 experts, including our director, Javier Diéguez, in representation o f the BCSC. Diéguez will be taking part in the panel "From Silicon Valley to Start up Nation: which opportunities for European Valleys", and will highlight the opportunities on offer in the Basque Country for Cybersecurity entrepreneurs.

Basque Cybersecurity Day accomplishes its aim of dynamising the Cybersecurity sector in the Basque Country, gathering together over 1,000 participants

From its outset in September 2017, one of the Basque Cybersecurity Centre's main aims has been to promote cybersecurity measures in Industry, in order to raise the level of protection in Basque companies, and to promote cybersecurity as a tool to gain a competitive edge. To this end, our first year has seen us focus part of our efforts on connecting supply and demand, with reference to cybersecurity, as this is not a route which should be travelled alone.

Recognition for the Basque Cybersecurity Centre as it is accepted to join FIRST, the foremost international Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams

Frontiers do not exist for cybercriminals, and because of this, global collaboration between CIRST (Incident Response and Security Teams) is key. In 2017 the Ertzaintza recorded a total of 9,127 cybercrimes in the Basque Country. This figure was 20% up on the previous year, and in the first 6 months of this year they have already been alerted to over 6,000 such crimes. This is only the tip of the iceberg, as cybersecurity breaches are not always reported, and estimates currently put the economic losses to Basque businesses caused by cybercrime at around 840 million Euros.

The Basque Cybersecurity Centre (BCSC) organises Basque Cibersecurity Day: The meeting point for cybersecurity in the Basque Country

Cybersecurity is a transversal risk which affects all areas of society. Private users are constantly affected by different kinds of attack from the net, such as phishing and a multitude of other scams. Companies, meanwhile, are also constantly under attack from cybercriminals trying to access their systems, receiving denial-of-service attacks or becoming victims of attempts to deceive, such as the CEO scam. All of this can definitively affect the continuity of a business.

Basque Cybersecurity Centre inaugurates its installations

The Basque Cybersecurity Centre (BCSC), has inaugurated its new installations today, in the presence of the Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu and three members of his government: the ministers responsible for Economic Development and Infrastructures (Arantxa Tapia), Education (Cristina Uriarte) and Security (Estefanía Beltrán de Heredia). Also present was the Deputy Minister for Administration and General Services (Nerea López-Uribarri), representing the Department of Public Governance and Self-Government. The Centre Director, Javier Diéguez, was responsible for showing the visitors around the premises, located in the Alava Technology Park, and explaining the details of how the centre works.

The Basque Country to lead European state-run and private collaboration on Cybersecurity

The European Cybersecurity Organisation (ECSO) has chosen Javier Diéguez, The Director of the Basque Cybersecurity Centre (BCSC) as their representative in the European Regions Partnership Board for this organisation which is both state- and privately-run. The Board is the formal communication channel between the ECSO and the European Commission for debating the calendar of work related to cybersecurity projects. In this way, the Basque Country consolidates its position as a European reference-point in cybersecurity.

Users' security and privacy under threat from the IoT avalanche - one of the core themes of Bilbao's IoT Week

From the 4th to the 8th June Bilbao is set to become the world capital of IoT, or the Internet of Things. The Palacio Euskalduna conference centre will be the meeting place for a sector whose annual growth continues to exceed 20%, and is expected to be worth some 400,000 million Euros by 2020. Today there are more than 8,400 million devices connected worldwide - a figure which could reach 20,000 million in the near future, according to projections from Gartner.

Industry 4.0 and cybersecurity attend the 30th edition of BIEMH, hand in hand

The industrial sector is making a great effort to evolve into Industry 4.0, by dedicating not only economic but also human resources to maintain and build its competitive edge. The impact in the Basque Country is huge, bearing in mind that this strong infrastructure and development makes up 24% of the community's GDP.