Fallas will raise awareness of the cyber dangers of network-connected toys
- Since 2018, the Valencian cybersecurity company S2 Grupo has joined forces with the Falla Chiva-Francisco de Llano to create the first project that unites tradition and cybersecurity.
- This year the motto of the children's monument of this commission is "Joguets Conectats", work of Salva Dolz, and from it you can download a study prepared by experts from the cybersecurity company so that families know the risks of the so-called 'smart toys' and how to use them safely.
- Among the main dangers are impersonation, manipulation, disclosure of private information, denial of service and elevation of privileges, among others.
Valencia, March 13, 2023 - The Valencian cybersecurity company S2 Grupo has collaborated for another year with the Falla Chiva-Francisco de Llano to create the first cybersecure falla in Valencia. On this occasion, under the slogan "Joguets Conectats", experts from the company have advised on the creation of the monument to emphasize the most common cyber dangers associated with this type of items and tips to enjoy them in a cybersecure way.
The artist Salva Dolz has shown through the different scenes and ninots the two faces of toys connected to the Internet: the more playful and with which caution should be taken. In this sense, as can be seen in the children's monument of the Falla Chiva-Francisco de Llano, some of the main cyber threats related to smart toys are attacks through impersonation, manipulation, disclosure of private information, denials of service and elevation of privileges, among others.
"Technology is present in practically all facets of our lives and that makes it essential that the work of raising awareness about cybersecurity habits is a constant. For this reason, since 2018 we have been collaborating with the Falla Chiva-Francisco de Llano with the purpose of helping in this task and taking advantage of the great loudspeaker that these festivities are to reach the whole of society", said José Rosell, managing partner of S2 Grupo.
"Smart toys can bring important benefits to children in terms of learning, entertainment, and even socio-cognitive development. That is why parents perceive technology as a force for progress that can have a significant capacity to transform and improve their children's lives, but precisely to this, we must take into account that there are
associated cybersecurity risks and precisely knowing them is the first step to combat them", said Miguel A. Juan, managing partner of S2 Grupo.
This is the first cyber-secure falla and it has become an innovative project to raise awareness of cybercrime, which is especially dangerous in the case of the most vulnerable groups such as children. All those who visit this Commission will be able to download a report on cybersecurity in connected toys made by the team of experts from S2 Grupo through a QR code, so that families have a better knowledge of this area and can take the necessary precautions while enjoying this type of games. In this way, the tradition of a centenary festivity is united with technology.
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