The second edition of the Navarra Digital Security Forum was held at the Navarra Marketing Club on November 18. On this occasion, the 2nd Cybersecurity CTF Challenge – Veridas was celebrated, a competition in which participants faced different technical challenges in the field of cybersecurity. The event was organized by ATANA and sponsored by Laboral Kutxa, with the institutional support of the Navarra Government and the National Institute of Cybersecurity (INCIBE), and the collaboration of Veridas and the Marketing Club of Navarra.
In addition to the CTF Challenge, there were presentations by different speakers, who in 15-minute pills, explained their knowledge, key points, and success stories about the approach and correct implementation of digital security systems in companies. ATANA cluster highlighted that this industry is generating a lot of business and employment opportunities. “Last year there were 63,000 job demands in cybersecurity in our country. It is already a strategic field in many sectors and in Public Administrations”.
Speakers included Juan Delfín Peláez, a cybersecurity expert at the National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE), Julio César Miguel Pérez, General Director of Grupo CFI, Enrique Amor, B2B Sales Manager at Euskaltel, Raúl Orduna, Director of Digital Security at Vicomtech, Teo Murguía, CEO of DISCOM, Juan Antonio Rodríguez, Head of the Anti-Cybercrime Department of the Guardia Civil (UCO), Pello Bayona, Business Director of Navarra at Laboral Kutxa and Juan Ramón Aramendia, Head of Cyber Security Product Engineering at Auriga.
On behalf of Veridas, Mikel Lezáun, Business Development Manager, had the opportunity to connect with attendees in a presentation in which he was accompanied by Pello Bayona, while Ivan Gulina, head of cybersecurity at Veridas, stressed the importance of protecting software in a world where everything is digitized: “We must follow the four steps: develop a secure code, rely on tools, test and keep updated. As digitization increases, the danger increases”.
The common conclusion reached by all exhibitors has to do with the importance of being protected as much as possible because although no one is exempt from fraud, technology today gives you the ability to avoid it.
Daniel Díez Tainta, winner of the CFT Cybersecurity Challenge
The growing visibility of solutions in the cybersecurity world
All the speakers agreed on the need to promote an industry that provides security and reduces costs. In his speech, the Councilor for University, Innovation and Digital Transformation of the Government of Navarra, Juan Cruz Cigudosa, emphasized that “Cybersecurity is not a project, but a process. And we want to continue to keep Navarra at the forefront of innovation in cybersecurity”.
Also, Juan Antonio Rodriguez, head of the department against cybercrime of the Guardia Civil, highlighted the advantage of time: “companies must report in order to get to the cybercriminals. And they must do so quickly, as time is of key significance”.
Events like these are of great importance for companies that fight fraud every day through technological and innovative solutions. In this way, great knowledge is generated in the public opinion of the future of cybersecurity, in a reality where the physical and digital space is almost shared.