The REWIRE project took center stage at the XVI Conference on Telematics Engineering (JITEL 2023) in La Salle Campus Barcelona on November 9th, drawing more than 75 academics from leading Spanish Universities specializing in the Telematics and Cybersecurity sector.
The event, which marked the 2nd Info Day organized in Barcelona of the REWIRE project, served as a platform to address the pressing global demand for cybersecurity experts and the widening skills gap. The distinguished speakers, Ramon Martin de Pozuelo from CaixaBank and Alan Briones from La Salle BCN-Ramon Llull University, passionately delved into the challenges facing the industry.
The keynote speakers shed light on the strategic approach of the REWIRE project, presenting the REWIRE blueprint as a groundbreaking methodology tailored to tackle cybersecurity challenges. Emphasizing the collaborative nature of the project, they stressed the crucial role of academic and industry professionals in overcoming these challenges.
One of the key takeaways from the event was the urgent need for collaboration between academia and industry to bridge the cybersecurity skills gap effectively. The speakers highlighted how the REWIRE project seeks to be a catalyst for this collaboration, providing a framework for synergy between educational institutions and industry players.
The main highlight of the event was the presentation of the REWIRE courses. Specifically designed to address the current cybersecurity skills gap, these courses aim to equip professionals with the knowledge and expertise needed to navigate the evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats. Attendees were not only given an overview of the courses but were also encouraged to enroll and actively contribute to closing the skills gap.
The positive atmosphere was palpable as academics, industry professionals, and attendees engaged in meaningful discussions about the future of cybersecurity education and the role of collaborative initiatives like REWIRE.
As we reflect on the success of the REWIRE 2nd Info Day, it is evident that initiatives like these play a pivotal role in building a robust cybersecurity ecosystem. The commitment and collaboration witnessed during this event are promising signs for the future of cybersecurity education and the collective effort to address the skills gap.