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The incessant recurrence of cyber incidents has become an undeniable reality. In a world in which information systems have been digitalized, and computer devices are increasingly connected, it is not strange to frequently hear news of companies and institutions suffering massive data losses or large online platforms being paralyzed by malicious attacks stopping, corrupting or simply destroying computer systems presumed secure.

In this context, in which cybersecurity takes on decisive relevance, the Council of Ministers has just proposed the city of León, where the National Security Institute (“INCIBE”) is based, as the seat for the European Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Cybersecurity Center (the “European Cybersecurity Center”), Europe’s main instrument to bring together Member States’ research and efforts in the area. This was announced by the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation in a press release published on June 2.

Over the course of the year, the EU institutions will decide the city that will finally be home to the European Cybersecurity Center. If León is accepted, Spain would be strengthened as a hub for innovation and a benchmark in cybersecurity, an area whose revenue has been steadily increasing in recent years.

Meanwhile, we can only hope that the favorable technological, educational (as it boasts prestigious academic institutions) and health services environment that characterizes the city of León will contribute to being selected.

By Ana Sánchez

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