INCIBE inaugurates the 9th edition of the Spanish Cybersecurity Research Conference in Sevilla

This scientific congress, held from May 27th to 29th, is organized by the School of Computer Engineering of the University of Sevilla, in collaboration with INCIBE

JNIC 2024 opening

The Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute, is an institution dependant of the Ministry for Digital Transformation and of Civil Service through the State Secretariat for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, inaugurates the IX Spanish Cybersecurity Research Conference, an event organized by the School of Computer Engineering of the University of Sevilla, with the collaboration of INCIBE, which will take place from May 27 to 29 in Sevilla.

The JNIC is a specific scientific congress on cybersecurity of national reference, in which researchers and professionals from different parts of the country present their scientific work on cybersecurity, with the common goal of advancing research in this field.

The general secretary of INCIBE, Carla Redondo Galbarriatu, stressed that "throughout eleven intense sessions, we will have the opportunity to benefit from the ideas and knowledge of the best professionals in the cybersecurity sector. Undoubtedly, the interaction and exchange of knowledge in this forum will not only enrich the participants, but will also boost collaboration and the development of effective and innovative solutions to face the growing challenges in the digital sphere. This event therefore presents itself as an essential platform for the advancement of knowledge and practice in cybersecurity".

The Andalusian Regional Minister of the Presidency, Interior, Social Dialogue and Administrative Simplification, Antonio Sanz, has stressed the importance of collaboration between public administrations, citing the RETECH interregional cooperation project as an example.

Conferences and panel discussions

The JNIC 2024 has 11 sessions in which cybersecurity papers are presented in the following categories: research, training and transfer. The category with the largest number of papers is research, with the following topics: cyber threats, IoT security, artificial intelligence in cybersecurity, cybersecurity in networks, quantum and post-quantum cryptography and privacy and cryptography. This year 125 works have been received, of which 109 have been accepted.

In addition, there are lectures by reputed international researchers, poster sessions and panel discussions. It is expected that 200 people will attend, thus surpassing the figure of 157 registered in the 2023 edition.

INCIBE's support to strengthen the cybersecurity industry

INCIBE's sustained support to this scientific congress is due to the objective of promoting and boosting national R&D&I in cybersecurity and joins the various collaboration initiatives with the national research ecosystem in cybersecurity, framed in the Cybersecurity Chairs and Strategic Cybersecurity Projects programs, which contribute to the materialization of the Global Security Innovation Program.

Specifically, INCIBE has launched two public invitations aimed at public universities or consortiums made up of public and private universities, in which a public university plays the role of coordination and administration of the consortium.

So far, 22 agreements for Cybersecurity Chairs and 47 agreements for Strategic Cybersecurity Projects have been formalized, thus financing almost 44,000,000 €.