The 7th Security and Cyberdefence Conference of the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares – CIBERSEG21- which was held this year on 11 and 12 February, saw a good turnout, higher than in previous in-person editions, which were limited by the capacity of the laboratories.
Organised by the Cybersecurity Observatory of the ISDEFE-UAH Research Chair, and led by professors from the Computer Science Department, the Networks and Intelligent Systems research group of the Automation Department, the University Master’s in Cybersecurity, with professors from both departments, and by student groups of the Advanced Polytechnic School, the conference was opened by Colonel Manuel Sasot Oliván, Deputy Director of Cyberspace and Electromagnetic Activities (SUBCEMA), which is part of the Army’s Information, Telecommunications and Technical Assistance Office. Joining him were the President of the Universidad de Alcalá, José Vicente Saz, and the session president and director of the Advanced Polytechnic School of the Universidad de Alcalá, José Antonio Portilla.
The opening conference was visited by over 650 guests, and the workshops on Friday the 12th averaged more than 100 participants.
At the CTF held on Thursday the 11th, 30 of the participants managed to solve at least one of the challenges in the areas of Cryptography, Exploits, Forensics, OSINT, Reversing, Web and Deal With It.
Oscar Pastor Acosta, Manager of Security of Critical Systems and Infrastructures at Isdefe, and Dr José Javier Martínez Herráiz, a professor at the Computer Science Department of the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, are responsible for the Cybersecurity Observatory of the Isdefe Horizons Network.