The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) is increasing for both leisure and commercial purposes, so it is more and more an extended practice. The different uses are many and the list continue growing, thus some issues started to appear which need regulations and best practices to try to control the use in a correct way. I created a presentation where I explain the best practices about the use of drones in Critical Infrastructure, you can see my presentation here: Drones and their use on critical infrastructure from Ramiro CidRead More →

Nowadays, and even more in the future, Internet of Things, Big Data and Mobility will be present (they are already now) in our personal and professional life. The more these concepts grow, the more risk we are assuming about misuse of our Privacy Data, so more effort we will need to do to improve our privacy. Internet of Things definitely is a big relationship between physicalWorld and virtualWorld. In the future (already now) the extensive use of our data in this new “virtual World” causes a huge risk of misuse of our private data. Big Data is a broad term for data sets so large or complex thatRead More →

Until now, when people talk about cloud computing, it’s usually understood that the cloud is a metaphor for groups of remote, networked servers. Now “space computing” means it literally: physical servers operating in outer space. We can think “Cloud computing” evolution is “Cloud in the space” or simple “Space Computing”. To put servers in space have so many advantages but some clear disadvantages to solve before to put in practice. Advantages: Save energy problems, data centers use up 10% of the world’s electricity No need to freeze the servers Fast processing because the space environment A very good cost-effective to launch a server into space Disadvantages: ThereRead More →

Nowadays, and even more in the future, Internet of Things will be present (it is already now) in our personal and professional life. The more assets are “shared” (including Critical Infrastructures) in this new “environment”, the more risk we are assuming, so more effort we will need to do to improve our security. It is clear that we are “opening” many doors (too many?) to give opportunities to hackers to attack our Critical Infrastructures, environments and assets, steal or destroy our data (think about Big Data also) and maybe we can also think all it is not logical because it is an attitude with too muchRead More →

“…A computer system is no more secure than the persons responsible for its operation…” Cybersecurity, is much more than information security applied to IT assets. Serious financial damage has been caused by security breaches, but because there is no standard model for estimating the cost of an incident, the only data available is that which is made public by the organizations involved. There are a big number of different vulnerabilities in relation of the type of assets: a) Denial-of-service attack b) Backdoors c) Exploits d) Direct access attacks e) Eavesdropping f) Indirect attacks There are different type of countermeasures: 1) Security and systems design 2)Read More →

Cybersecurity, also known as “IT security” or “Computer security” is information security applied to computing devices such as servers, computers and mobile devices (as smartphones, tablets), etc., as well as computer networks such as private and public networks, including the whole Internet. Network outages, data compromised by hackers, social attacks, computer viruses and other security incidents could affect our lives in ways that range from inconvenient to life-threatening. As the number of mobile users and devices, web applications and data networks increase, so do the opportunities for exploitation. The 3 principles of Information, confidentiality, integrity and disponibility are protected by Cybersecurity. People is often the weakRead More →