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The Lehendakari urges vigilance in the face of cybercrime, without contributing to the creation of social alarm "which is NOT justified".

2024 May 16
  • Iñigo Urkullu has been in charge of opening the Fortinet Security Day Bilbao, which brings together more than 350 professionals specialised in the cybersecurity sector at the BEC-Bilbao Exhibition Centre.
  • "We must continue to make progress and improve. It is essential to continue investing technical and human resources," he said.

The Lehendakari urges vigilance in the face of cybercrime, without contributing to the creation of social alarm "which is NOT justified". This morning, Iñigo Urkullu opened the Security Day Bilbao conference organised by the Fortinet company at the BEC in Barakaldo, where he was accompanied by the Regional Minister for Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment, Arantxa Tapia. The gathering brings together over 350 professionals from the IT sector (computer science and modern technologies) specialised in the cybersecurity sector.

In his speech, the Lehendakari once again pointed out that cybercrime has quadrupled in the last seven years and that in the last year alone it has grown by almost 40%.

"These are figures that make us be alert but without contributing to creating a social alarm that is NOT justified", he said, and he therefore urged the attendees to "know the reality, be prepared, develop responses, evaluate and improve them".

He reiterated the Basque Country's commitment to cybersecurity over the last seven years, an example of which being the last year’s establishment of Cyberzaintza, "a new milestone in this fight".

"We must continue to make progress and improve. Society demands security and cybersecurity from us. It is essential to continue investing technical and human resources. That is why we are grateful for this professional gathering," he concluded by addressing the event's attendees.

 

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