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12 July 2016

Torres-Dulce and Ignacio Cosidó at the closing ceremony of the Cyber Security Innovation Programme at Deusto Business School

"2016 will be the first year that the Spanish police receive more reports of cyber crimes than violence" stated the Director General of the Spanish National Police, Ignacio Cosidó, during his speech at the closing ceremony of the Cyber Security Innovation Programme led by Judge Eloy Velasco, National High Court of Spain.

Both Cosidó and the former State Prosecutor, Eduardo Torres-Dulce, stressed the benefits of training to prevent cyber crime to an audience formed by students and jury panel members, who were in charge of judging the final projects presented. In this respect, both praised Deusto Business School’s initiative. In their opinion, this centenary business school made an extremely innovative move by implementing a programme of this type.

The Dean of the Deusto Law Faculty, Gema Tomás and the Director General of Deusto Business School, Luc Theis, attended the ceremony during which Cosidó highlighted the digital transformation that delinquency is undergoing. He pointed out that it is now more profitable for criminals to steal a euro from a million people on the Internet than rob a million euros in a violent attack on a bank where they are more likely to be arrested and sentences are stiffer.

The former State Prosecutor highlighted the new types of crime created from the use of new technologies as well as the challenges related to safeguarding privacy. He also pointed out the importance of regulating some network-related aspects such as the use of cookies and warned the audience about the huge amount of private data that some Internet giants store.

The programme participants presented their final projects, which were evaluated by the jury. The jury panel chose the project entitled ‘Securización de contenidos digitales’ submitted by the students Sara Muñoz, Verónica Jiménez and Cecilio Cerdán, who were supervised by the lecturer and Director of the Master's degree in Innovation at Deusto Business School, Francisco González Bree.