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The Basque Regional President, Iñigo Urkullu, visits the Basque CyberSecurity Centre, of which IK4-IKERLAN is part

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The official visit to the premises located in the Álava Technology Park was also attended by the Directors of Economic Development and Infrastructure, Arantxa Tapia, from Education, Cristina Uriarte from Security and Estefanía Beltrán from Heredia.


18/07/2018

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  • The Centre, promoted by the Basque Government and part of the Society for the Industrial Reconversion and Promotion (SPRI), has been set up as a response team to cybersecurity attacks and intends to establish the Basque country as an international benchmark in cybersecurity.
  • IK4-IKERLAN provides the BCSC with its experience as a facilitator of cybersecure technologies for the digitisation of the Basque industry.

The Basque CyberSecurity Centre (BCSC), of which IK4-IKERLAN is part, has hosted an institutional event today in which it presented its facilities to the Basque Regional President, Iñigo Urkullu, and three members of his government: the Directors of Economic Development and Infrastructure, Arantxa Tapia, from Education, Cristina Uriarte from Security and Estefanía Beltrán from Heredia.

The representatives of the Executive, led by the Basque Regional President Urkullu, wanted to know first-hand the evolution of the centre promoted by the Basque Government and part of the SPRI Group, nine months after the launch of its activity. The BCSC opened for business in October 2017 and its main objectives are: to revitalise the activity and strengthen the business sector related to Cybersecurity, to establish the Basque Country as an international benchmark in this field and to promote the culture of IT security in the Basque society.

IK4-IKERLAN, Cybersecurity benchmark

The IK4-IKERLAN Technology Centre has over 40 years of experience in working with the business fabric to develop innovative solutions to drive its competitiveness. Its long-standing history, along with its efforts to apply the latest technological advances in its research, has made the centre a key partner for the digitalisation of the Basque industry.

The comprehensive developments within the framework of the industry 4.0 also require the implementation of technologies that protect automation systems and data exchange from attacks that compromise the proper functioning of production plants. To this end, IK4-IKERLAN provides customised solutions to the industry under the most demanding parameters in the area of cybersecurity.

The experience and competitiveness of IK4-IKERLAN in this field has made it worthy of its participation as a collaborator in the Industrial Innovation Sector of the BCSC, in which the research staff from the centre participate in the development of innovative projects. Likewise, the institution will be a cooperating party of ZIUR, the recently founded industrial cybersecurity centre of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa.

About IK4-IKERLAN

IK4-IKERLAN is a leading centre for technology transfer and for providing competitive value to companies due, among other things, to the expertise of its researchers. It offers comprehensive solutions by combining different fields of technology in three main areas: Electronics, information and communication technology (EICT), Energy and power electronics and Advanced manufacturing. In 2017, AENOR, has certified IK4-IKERLAN’s comprehensive management system (UNE-EN ISO 9001:2015 and UNE 166002:2014), which is a acknowledging of the excellence of the centre in the R&D&I area. It currently has a staff of approximately 300 people.

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