In his speech, Robles has defined cybersecurity as "a strategic value" and recalled that cyberspace, from which there are violations of human, financial and economic rights, is a threat to our democracy. "Every time there is a hostile action in cyberspace we are all victims," ​​the minister warned.

The head of Defense has asked for the collaboration between administrations and the private company to face these new challenges, "since it is essential to have unity of action to guarantee cyberspace security".

Robles has also thanked companies for their commitment in this area and has appealed to universities and young people, because "cybersecurity depends on the future of our values." In this regard, the minister stressed that in the next few years more than 800,000 jobs can be created in the European Union In this sector.

"The war of the 21st century goes through cyberspace, where the enemy has no face or eyes," Robles recalled in a meeting with journalists, in which he praised the role of the National Cryptological Center, "for ensuring our safety, our democracy and our rights. "

Together with the minister, the Secretary General of Digital Administration, Fernando de Pablo; the director of Department of Homeland Security, Miguel Ángel Ballesteros; the general director of INCIBE, Rosa Díaz; the CCN deputy director general, Luis Jiménez, and the head of the CNPI Coordination Area, Juan Carlos López.

After the opening ceremony, Robles has visited the exhibitors of the companies that participate in the event accompanied by the secretary general director interim manager of National Intelligence Center, Paz Esteban; the undersecretary of Defense, Alejo de la Torre; the Secretary of State for Security, Ana Botella; the secretary of state for the Information Society and the Digital Agenda, Francisco de Paula Polo, and the general director of the Civil Guard, Félix Azón, among other personalities.

The conference has been organized this year under the motto 'Community and trust, bases of our cybersecurity'. In this way, the event aims to bring together agents – both public and private – that make up the community involved in the safeguarding of cyberspace: Government and Public Administrations, institutions, companies, universities and citizens themselves.

For two days, the conference will bring together more than 3,500 participants and cybersecurity experts for two days to discuss such crucial issues as threats, attacks and technological challenges; cybersecurity prevention; military operations in cyberspace; or misinformation and cybercrime, among others.

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