SCAYLE, DIGIS3 member, strengthens ties with INCIBE to ensure advances in cybersecurity reach all users and increase business competitiveness

The Castilla y León Supercomputing Centre Foundation (SCAYLE), a member of DIGIS3, and the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE) have strengthened ties to boost their cooperation with a view to ensuring that the latest advances in cybersecurity, which until a few years ago were almost the exclusive domain of companies operating in the most high-tech sectors. These advances now reach all users and, in turn, help to increase the competitiveness of companies, regardless of the field in which they carry out their activity.

María González Corral, Regional Councillor for Mobility and Digital Transformation and President of SCAYLE, and Félix Barrio, Director of INCIBE, committed themselves to this during the visit that the former made this morning to the facilities of the institute, located, like SCAYLE, in the capital city of León.

During this meeting, both took the opportunity to review the projects they are working on together, as well as to share the trends that are taking place, "within an area of vital importance in today's society due to its growing dependence on technology and digital information", said González Corral, who was accompanied by the Director of SCAYLE, Hilde Pérez. SCAYLE, a member of DIGIS3, strengthens ties with INCIBE to ensure that advances in cybersecurity reach all users and increase business competitiveness.

SCAYLE and INCIBE Meeting. Source: Junta de Castilla y León

In this regard, the Councillor stressed that it is essential that citizens "realise that the security of their data and systems is crucial "since we live in a world where most of our daily activities are performed online, and that, "otherwise, we are exposed to a wide range of threats".

Precisely the fight against these cyber threats, which have increased in all their forms, is the priority objective of the work that both SCAYLE, and INCIBE are currently carrying out, "such as the development of highly innovative projects related to communication and quantum computing, these areas have the potential to revolutionise the way we interact with information and technology in the future, resulting in better services for citizens and companies".

SCAYLE and INCIBE Meeting. Source: Junta de Castilla y Leó

Joint projects

The main joint projects that SCAYLE and INCIBE are currently working on are CINDERELLA and HOT, which are financed by the Next Generation European Funds.

In the first case, CINDERELLA aims to create a distribution centre for quantum keys through optical fibre and the development of a cryptographic system in the cloud that is resistant to attacks with quantum computers, "which will allow companies that choose to use this service to have secure mechanisms for transferring confidential data", said the Councillor. This project, which is currently in the development phase, has an execution period of 34 months and is expected to be completed by May 2026.

In the second project, HOT, the aim is to establish an automated system that preserves anonymity in the modification or deletion of existing data stored in the main cloud service providers (Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Oracle Cloud) through the on-demand deployment of networks of simulated environments, known as "decoys". The timeline for the project, which is already underway, also foresees completion in May 2026.

"Cybersecurity is a basic element in digital development because it underpins all advanced technologies (Artificial Intelligence, digital twins, robotics, machine learning, etc.). Consequently, as technological advances increase, it becomes essential to be equipped with solid cybersecurity and this is what both the Junta of Castilla y León, through SCAYLE, and the Government, thanks to INCIBE, are working on", concluded María González Corral.

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