Gradiant and Telefónica Tech have celebrated this September 20th a new anniversary of TEGRA Cybersecurity Center focused on the development of products and services to improve the security of information systems of Galician companies. In the online event ‘Innovation and security for a more resilient Galicia’ have participated representatives of different institutions referents in cybersecurity. This is the case of the National Institute of Cybersecurity of Spain (Incibe) or the Agency for Technological Modernisation of Galicia (Amtega) or the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN). Thanks to the support of the latter, TEGRA Cybersecurity Center aims to facilitate the transfer of knowledge in cybersecurity to Galician companies, as well as to promote and raise awareness in society of the importance of digital security.
The research of advanced cryptographic techniques, the design of identity verification mechanisms in the access to information and the development of data analysis tools are some of the activities that we carry out in the framework of TEGRA Cybersecurity Center. This programme also facilitates the research and development of systems for classifying documentation and detecting irregular access to information. All these solutions are implemented in products and services that improve the security and competitiveness of Galician companies.
The event programme
The event was attended by Félix Barrio Juárez, General Director of Incibe; Sergio de los Santos, Director of Innovation at Telefónica Tech, Adrián Lence, Director of Infrastructures and Security at Amtega, Isabel Hernández Ruíz, CEO of Shaadow.io.who showed a case of use of Shadow technology in the market. In addition, the co-directors of TEGRA, Juan Elosua (Telefónica Tech) and Juan González, director of Security and Privacy of Gradiant, showed the results of the latest advances developed. Our colleague Iago López, CISO at Gradiant, showed the latest innovations in shared cyber-intelligence. Finally, Luis Pérez Freire, General Manager of Gradiant, has closed the event highlighting the importance of public-private collaboration and that as initiatives like TEGRA show, it results in a Spanish industry more secure against cybercrime and at the forefront of cybersecurity.
The origin of TEGRA
Driven by Gradiant and Telefónica Tech, TEGRA was born in 2018 in the framework of the joint research unit IRMAS (Information Rights Management Advanced Systems) with the mission to improve the information security of companies through technology and to position Galicia as a relevant agent in the field of cybersecurity. Currently, this project has resulted in IRMÁS 2.0, in which TEGRA maintains its leadership position (with Gradiant and Telefónica at the head). TEGRA focuses on three essential areas for business cybersecurity: information protection, protection against digital fraud and cyber intelligence.
TEGRA cybersecurity centre is part of the joint research unit in cybersecurity IRMÁS 2.0 (Information Rights Management Advanced Systems), which is co-funded by the European Union, within the framework of the Galicia ERDF Operational Programme 2014-2020, to promote technological development, innovation and quality research.