Escrivá opens a cybersecurity laboratory in León, a “pioneer” in Spain after investing 7 million euros

The Minister for Digital Transformation and Public Service, José Luis Escrivá, inaugurated this Monday in León the New Cybersecurity Laboratory of the National Cybersecurity Institute (Incibe)which has had an investment of seven million euros, which It is a “pioneer” in Spain and will initially have a staff of 13 workers, reports Ep.

Escrivá has highlighted that in Spain, “There are only two laboratories of this type” and both are located in Leónone of which is managed by the University of León in collaboration with the technology company Huawei, to which we must add the one that was inaugurated today.

«With this new tool, Incibe will be able to work with companies and Check that the devices we use are used in accordance with the European Cyber ​​Resilience Regulations.the minister explained.

This new laboratory will also allow us to “experimentally verify” how different types of devices that are used in daily life and that are increasingly connected to the Internet, for example, what we call the Internet of Things, They will comply with the standards and regulations set by a European regulation already in force..

For this reason, the Minister for Digital Transformation has acknowledged being “very pleased” that Incibe has been able to deploy “this laboratory so quickly” “which will be a national reference in the fight against the misuse of certain elements that can put security at risk.”

The minister also inaugurated this Monday the ninth edition of the ‘Cybersecurity Summer Bootcamp’ an event that has been described as an “international reference” in its field and which, together with the inauguration of this laboratory, makes León “a world centre for cybersecurity.”

For his part, the general director of Incibe, Félix Barrio, has reported the Hiring of 13 people who will form the staff of this new laboratory although according to its forecasts, “growing demand” is expected due to the growth of this market, following the approval last March of the Cyber ​​Resilience Regulation.

This research center will allow, according to Barrio, “monitoring a growing market of thousands and thousands of devices that connect to the Internet” and that its success will depend, in part, on “the response that manufacturers and distributors” make to this service.

For his part, José Luis Escrivá has reviewed the work of Incibe and has highlighted “the vision” that the Government had in 2007 to “generate a center of these characteristics” which is an international reference, and which continually surpasses itself.”

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