The vice-chancellor of Innovation, Transfer and Technology of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), José Ramón Dorronsoro, and Diego Lopez, coordinator of Middleware Services of RedIRIS, opened the 8th RedIRIS Security Forum, which is being held on 22 and 23 April in the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of the UAM.
For two days, this meeting, organised by the advanced communication network of the Spanish academic and scientific community, with the collaboration of the Autonomous University of Madrid, and sponsored by the company Enterasys, is bringing together 150 security experts from the centres affiliated to RedIRIS (mainly Spanish universities and research centres), to discuss a number of issues relating to security regulations which affect these organisations to a greater or lesser extent.
Following the inaugural event, Miguel Amutio, from the Ministry of the Presidency, gave a talk on the National Security Framework. In relation to this issue, Mª Dolores de la Guía, from the CSIC (National Research Council) spoke about experiences of implementing a directive plan on security; and following this a representative from the National Cryptologic Centre CCN-CERT gave a talk on the PILAR tool and its application in the National Security Framework.
In the afternoon sessions, Jorge Marín, from the National Police, gave a talk on Storage Requirements for Logs, and Samuel Bonete, from Enterasys, gave another entitled “Half a dozen good reasons not to correlate”.
On the second day of the Security Forum, a member of the Guardia Civil's Information Unit will give a lecture on cyber terrorism; Emilio Aced, from the Madrid Region's Data Protection Agency will talk about data protection; and Daniel Sánchez, from the University of Murcia, will talk about signing up to popular legislative initiatives through the electronic DNI. The conference will conclude with a round table in which it is hoped that those attending will actively participate.
Since 2003, the RedIRIS Security Forum has been held in the premises of centres affiliated to RedIRIS, which collaborate in the organisation of the event. The first forum was held at the Pablo Olavide University in Seville and since then it has been held at the universities of Santiago de Compostela, Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, the university of the Basque Country in San Sebastian, the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands in Puerto de la Cruz, the Catalan Supercomputing Centre in Barcelona and the University of Castile-La Mancha, in Ciudad Real.
RedIRIS is the advanced communication network of the Spanish academic and scientific community. It was founded in 1988. More than 370 academic and research institutions are affiliated to the network, bringing together more than 150,000 researchers and approximately 2 million potential users. It is financed by the Ministry of Science and Innovation and is included in its map of Exceptional Scientific and Technological Facilities. It is responsible for managing the public business entity red.es, of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce