Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico) Artificial intelligence is essential in the cybersecurity industry
- Rodrigo Moreno, Senior Systems Engineer at Fortinet Mexico, explained that AI provides systems trained to detect harmful software and predict its behavior patterns.
- The Universidad Veracruzana has mapped out a development path in cybersecurity, said Jaqueline Jongitud, head of the Institutional Development Secretariat
Carlos Hugo Hermida Rosales
Photos: Cesar Pisil Ramos
11/30/2022. Xalapa, Ver.- “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is essential in the cybersecurity industry since it is needed to respond to the innumerable threats it faces today,” said Rodrigo Moreno, Senior Systems Engineer at Fortinet Mexico, on November 30 in their participation in the Information Security Conference held by the Universidad Veracruzana (UV).
This event, which was organized by the General Directorate of Information Technology (DGTI) in the auditorium of the Faculty of Accounting and Administration (FCA) and was inaugurated by Jaqueline Jongitud Zamora, Secretary of Institutional Development, who stated that it represents a sample of the effort and commitment of the UV with the awareness of the value of the data and the importance of its care.
“The University is aware of the risks that cyberspaces lurk and for this reason it has outlined a development path in the fields of cybersecurity. Since 2018 it has strategies based on international standards to strengthen capacities for prevention, detection and execution of attention measures against threats,” he said.
Through Zoom , José Luis Ponce López, director of Information and Communication Technologies of the National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education (ANUIES), affirmed that the event is a good pretext to remember the International Day of Information Security and that the use of technologies has great advantages and risks, which entails responsibilities.
Juan Carlos Jiménez Márquez, head of the DGTI, highlighted that the UV has begun a transformation process around information security under international standards, which shows the institutional effort to protect its valuable data collection.
When giving the conference “Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity”, Rodrigo Moreno mentioned that today’s challenge in a world in which large amounts of information are handled is to process it properly, for which the use of AI is essential.
Some hackers use sophisticated tools that use AI to guess behavior, erase defenses and steal data, so the cybersecurity industry must also make use of it to respond to these threats.
The computer scientist explained that AI provides good protection because it provides systems trained to detect harmful software and its behavior patterns, since attackers generally follow trends and have predictable behaviors.
He stated that AI must be part of a mature cybersecurity strategy because the more information and learning time it has, the more precise solutions it will offer to the different threats.
In the inaugural act of the Conference on Information Security were: José Luis Sánchez Leyva, head of the General Directorate of the Economic-Administrative Academic Area; Jerónimo Domingo Ricárdez Jiménez, director of the FCA; Luis Gerardo Montané Jiménez, head of the Faculty of Statistics and Informatics and María José Albarrán Ceballos, director of Canales México Fortinet.