Think Data! Think Business Innovation!
Think Cybersecurity

The IE MCS is the best of both worlds – Data Security and Business Innovation. The MCS is offered in Full-Time format to train the new age professionals to handle the ever changing world of technology and data security. Discover the most important components of it.

Student Profiles

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BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

You studied and/or are working in business or technology. You want to become an expert in identifying cyber threats and managing risk to drive protection and security.

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LAW & COMPLIANCE

You studied and/or are working in law. You want to learn how to manage a cyberattack and become an expert in identifying risks and defending your company or government.

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SECURITY & DEFENSE

You want a front-office job where you can define the cybersecurity strategy and be an integral part of core business and technology decisions.

Are you an IE MCS profile?

Great! Now discover the structrue of the program. Master the four areas required for professional success within the field of Cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Governance & Management

• Introduction to Cybersecurity: Safety vs Security
• Attacks, Threats and Security Incidents
• Risk Management, Countermeasures & Security Assessment
• New Trends in Cybersecurity: Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, and Big Data
• Standards and Best Practices: ISO 27001

IT, Cybercrime & Response

• Operating Systems, Storage, Methods, and Disk Architecture
• OSI Layers: Network, Communications, and Firewalls
• Monitoring and Intrusion Detection Systems
• Pentesting and System Exploitation
• Databases Management
• Profiles and Roles: Access and Control Authentication
• Software Engineering and Project Management
• Malware Analysis
• Forensic Investigation

Business, Behavior & Change

• Business Fundamentals
• Individual and Team Behavior
• Leadership
• Communication and Behavioral Forensics
• Interviewing Skills and Careers
• Giving Winning Presentations

Cyber Law, Compliance and Ethics

• Privacy and Security Regulatory Framework
• Cybercrimes, Criminal Prosecutions, and Witness Testimony
• Audit Process, Methods, and Frameworks
• Business Continuity, Contingency, and Recovery Plans
• Compliance, Ethics, and CSR

THE PROGRAM STRUCTURE

IE’s MCS program is designed to provide you a meaningful learning experience combining the subjects from the four areas divided into TERM I, TERM II, and TERM III. All terms combined eventually lead to an accelerated professional development.

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  • Intake: October
  • Duration: 10 months
  • Location: Madrid
  • Format: Full-time
  • Language: English
  • Daily classes from Monday to Friday

THE CHALLENGES

You will engage in three intensive team challenges that will give you practical, hands-on experience working directly with industry experts. In each challenge, your team will present its results to a panel of experts.

Forensics and Malware Analysis

Your team will use cryptography techniques to conduct malware analysis. You will conduct cyber-exercises and prepare incident responses.

Vulnerability Analysis

Your team will be provided with a real cybersecurity case. You will work to identify the potential risks to which the company may be exposed.

Global Security Audit

You will conduct a corporate audit and develop and propose a solution.

The Faculty

Your best guide throughout the IE MCS experience will be the faculty. They do not only have outstanding academic backgrounds but also successful careers in their field of expertise.

Gianluca D’Antonio
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Gianluca D’Antonio

Academic Director
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Position: Chief Information Officer at FCC Group

Education: Degree in Law from the University of Rome La Sapienza, a Diploma in Business Administration from EOI and a Management Development Program (PDD) at IESE Business School

Professional Experience: Gianluca is Academic Director of Master in Cybersecurity at IE University, the 4th Top University in Europe according to Youth Incorporated, Global University Rankings.

Is Chief Information Officer at FCC Group, the parent company of one of Spain's leading construction and service groups. FCC is one of the most important companies on the Spanish Stock Market (www.fcc.es). Previously to this role he was in charge of Cybersecurity as CISO at FCC Group for more than 10 years.

He’s Founder Member and Chair of the Spanish Association for the Advancement of Information Security (www.ismsforum.es), a not-for-profit organization founded in January 2007, to foster the improvement of Information Security in Spain. ISMS Forum Spain is the Spanish Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

Former Member of the Permanent Stakeholders’ Group (PSG) at European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) 2010-2015 (two mandates).

He holds more than 15 years of experience in the field of Information Security Management Systems and Cybersecurity. Throughout his career he have managed and achieved 3 certifications on ISO27001.

He was member of Security & Risk Management Council at Forrester Leadership Boards from 2007 to 2014.

Member of CSA International Certification Board , he holds several certifications in the field of Information Security and Technology Risk as CDPP, CGEIT, CISM, CISA, CBCI, L.A. ISO 27001 and CCSK.

Prior to FCC he worked as Data Protection Manager at DIA, a multinational retail and Distribution Company, as well as a Senior Consultant in information security at Azertia (now INDRA) and Motorola Spain.

He is one of the authors of the essay “Encouraging the adoption of cybersecurity” edited by ISMS Forum in 2015

Miguel Rego
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Miguel Rego

Advisory Board
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Position: Cyber Security Leader in EY and former CEO at INCIBE - (Spanish National Cyber Security Institute)
Javier Perea
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Javier Perea

Advisory Board
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Position: Strategic Cybersecurity Advisor, Hi-Tech Executive, Entrepreneur, Board Member and Investor

With +25 years of experience in the field of Cybersecurity, Javier Perea was a pioneer in this area, creating in 1990 Anyware Seguridad Informática, the first Spanish cyber security product company for wintel platforms. His company merged in 1998 with McAfee, worldwide leader in cybersecurity where he had different executive roles at local and international level. McAfee was acquired by Intel in 2010 were Javier was Vice-President EMEA of Intel Security until 2016. Currently Javier is member of the advisory board at Nazca Private Capital, Big Sur Ventures and Made in Mobile. Back of his entrepreneurial roots Javier is currently an active investor, mentor and advisor y Hi-Tech, Cybersecurity and Fintech start ups
Raj Samani
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Raj Samani

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Position: VP, CTO for Intel Security EMEA
Miguel Rego (Advisory Board)Cyber Security Leader in EY and former CEO at INCIBE - (Spanish National Cyber Security Institute)Javier Perea (Advisory Board)Strategic Cybersecurity Advisor, Hi-Tech Executive, Entrepreneur, Board Member and InvestorWith +25 years of experience in the field of Cybersecurity, Javier Perea was a pioneer in this area, creating in 1990 Anyware Seguridad Informática, the first Spanish cyber security product company for wintel platforms. His company merged in 1998 with McAfee, worldwide leader in cybersecurity where he had different executive roles at local and international level. McAfee was acquired by Intel in 2010 were Javier was Vice-President EMEA of Intel Security until 2016. Currently Javier is member of the advisory board at Nazca Private Capital, Big Sur Ventures and Made in Mobile. Back of his entrepreneurial roots Javier is currently an active investor, mentor and advisor y Hi-Tech, Cybersecurity and Fintech start upsRaj Samani (Advisory Board)VP, CTO for Intel Security EMEA Raj Samani is an active member of the Information Security industry, through involvement with numerous initiatives to improve the awareness and application of security in business and society. He is currently VP & Chief Technology Officer for Intel Security EMEA, having previously worked as the Chief Information Security Officer for a large public sector organisation in the UK and inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame (2012).He previously worked across numerous public sector organisations, in many cyber security and research orientated working groups across Europe. He is also the Syngress books ‘Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid’, “CSA Guide to Cloud Computing”, and technical editor “Industrial Network Security (vol2)” and “Cyber Security for decision makers”.In addition, Raj is currently the Cloud Security Alliance’s Chief Innovation Officer and previously served as Vice President for Communications in the ISSA UK Chapter where he presided over the award of Chapter Communications Programme of the Year 2008 and 2009. He is also Special Advisor for the European CyberCrime Centre, also on the advisory council for the Infosecurity Europe show, Infosecurity Magazine, and expert on both searchsecurity.co.uk, and Infosec portal, and regular columnist on Help Net Security. He has had numerous security papers published, and regularly appears on television commenting on computer security issues. He has also provided assistance in the 2006 RSA Wireless Security Survey and part of the consultation committee for the RIPA Bill (Part 3).

Virginia Aguilar Garcia
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Virginia Aguilar Garcia

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Position: NATO Cyber Defence Section, Head of CTAC.

Education: Computer Engineer (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid) / Advanced Studies Degree (Universidad de Educacion a Distancia) specialised in Information Systems Security / Banco Santander Women 50 Program (UCLA Anderson School of Management)

Professional Experience: With +14 years of experience in the field of cyber security, I am specialized on threat intelligence, digital forensics and incident management/response in multinational environments. Fueled by change and innovation, I particularly enjoy participating in the creation of new solutions and capabilities. As part of my current responsibilities at NATO, I have participated in the definition, design and implementation of the Cyber Threat Assessment capability (CTAC), which I currently lead. CTAC conducts post incident analysis and threat assessments that broadens the understanding of incidents targeting networks adding a wider technical and human context.
Eduardo Di Monte
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Eduardo Di Monte

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Position: Coordination and Business Continuity Director (Spain & Chile)

Education: Master in Business Administration – EuroMBA Consortium
Telecommunication Engineer - Universidad Blas Pascal

Professional Experience: Eduardo has been the representative for the Central & South America Region for the Business Continuity Institute, the coordinator of the Center for Industrial Cyber Security in Chile and Director ofCybersecurity and Business Continuity Agbar Group, for Spain and Chile. Telecommunications Engineer and MBA, specializes in the management of information security, business continuity and resilience, crisis management and security in industrial control systems. With over 12 years of experience in consulting, as well as management, implementation and security strategies and continuity in multiplesectors (energy, tourism, banking, infrastructure and telecommunications).

Over the last 7 years, he led many organizations categorized as critical infrastructure, to implement the Business Continuity ISO 22301. On the other hand, he has worked as a crisis and emergency coordinator with real hands-one experience in over 12 incidents.

He has multiple certifications: CISSP, LA/LI ISO22301, MBCI by the Business Continuity Institute, CSSA (SCADA Security Certified Architect), ISO 3100, and Advanced Control System Cyber SecurityTraining (US Department of Homeland Security).

Regular contributor to events as a keynote speaker and part-time professor for many well-known universities in Spain.
Francisco Ginel Feito
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Francisco Ginel Feito

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Position: Cybersecurity Consultant - Strategy, Alliances, Products and Services

Education: Marketing and Commercial management - ESIC

Professional Experience: Francisco has been Vice President of Strategic Alliances of B2B Security in Telefonica´s Global Services organization and Vice President ElevenPaths Brasil. He was Director of Global Security Products and Services at Telefonica Digital until 2015 and led the Security Business Area for Corporate clients at Telefonica Spain during the period 2007-2010. He joined the Telefónica Group in 2000 as General Manager of ACE, a niche security company belonging to Telefonica Data. Before joining Telefonica, he worked as Risk Management & Security Director at Visa International global headquarters in Foster City CA, USA.

Francisco is a Philologist specialized in Italian Literature by Universidad Complutense in Madrid and holds a Master Degree in Marketing and Commercial Management from ESIC.
Robert D. Moody
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Robert D. Moody

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Position: CEO and Founder - Forensic Data Services, Inc. (FDS Global)

Education: Nova Southeastern University, Bachelors of Science -St. Thomas University School of Law, Juris Doctorate - Oxford University, Oxford England, PGDip – Global Business

Professional Experience: During my tenure as a professional, I have had the pleasure of working with many brilliant, capable colleagues that have helped or influenced millions of lives. As the work and time progressed, I have always tried to keep in mind: “life isn’t complicated, it just seems that way” (author unknown). By always dissecting complicated problems to their base elements, one can always determine both the source and solution to the issue. This is the secret to my success!

As a seasoned professional, I have watched the world change. I have seen technology become more entrenched in our daily lives and I have seen this technology misused so that the users can be exploited. Professionals of all disciplines must now rise to the challenge and focus on more than self-interest. We are in a time where professionals must be renaissance men. These men and women must now engage in lifelong learning and have strong technical backgrounds. They must also seek out both the hard and soft sciences as well as humanities.

Technology has caused the flattening of the world. We are no longer able to remain in isolation. We are connected, always connected. Our technology has permanently provided a stream of information that links us all in ways that we have yet fathomed. Because the world is flat, this technology and the resulting data has to be protected. This is the job of the Forensic / Data Security professional. We are the stewards of this technology must know not only how it works but also how it was used.

It is this 21st century paradox that I have dedicated my life to.
Pedro Pablo Perez
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Pedro Pablo Perez

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Position: Global Security VP Telefonica / 11paths CEO / Cybersecurity Expert

Education: MBA, Business Administration and Management, General - IESE Business SchoolBS & M.Eng, COMPUTER SCIENCE
Information Technology Engineering - Universitat d'Alacant

Professional Experience: Computer Engineer, 5 Years University.

Certifications : CISSP, CISA, ISO 17799 Lead Auditor, SERVICE MANAGER ITIL, CISM.

Products : CCSE , CCSA, Microsoft Security and UNIX Security.

Specialties: Negotiation, Conferences and Business Development.
Nathaly Rey
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Nathaly Rey

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Position: EMEA Head of Trust, Google Cloud

Education: LL.M. on IT & Telecom Law / Ph.D. in Law (Universidad Complutense)

Professional Experience: Nathaly is a privacy and security lawyer with extensive experience in designing innovative strategies for regulatory compliance, awareness-raising, and best practices; and advising on regulatory approaches for ICT. She holds an LL.M. on IT & Telecom Law, and a Ph.D. in Law.

Before joining Google, Nathaly led the Spanish Association of Information Security (ISMS Forum) and worked as a Senior Associate at Ecija, advising multinational corporations on a wide range of privacy and security matters, from global compliance programs to audits, IT outsourcing, and cross-border data flows. Certified Data Privacy Professional (CDPP) and Certified Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). Co- Founder and member of the Board of the Cloud Security Alliance -Spanish Chapter; she is a regular lecturer at IE Law School- Compliance program, and ICT arbiter at the European Association of Arbitration.
Juan M. Velasco
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Juan M. Velasco

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Position: CEO & Founder of AIUKEN SOLUTIONS, Security and Cloud Managed Services Corporation
VP&CFO - EuroCloud Spain
President of the Eurocloud Cybersecurity Commission and Head of the Advisory Board Committee at iSMS Forum Spain

Education: Master Degree in Computer Science Engineering - UPM Spain
Master Executive Enterprise Management - INSEAD & EUROFORUM Spain

Professional Experience: In addition to his current roles, Mr. Velasco runs many executive roles at Technology and Telecoms Companies such as Senior VP Business Development at Buguroo Security (2012), Executive at Telefonica Group since 1999, acting as Director for the Security Services Division at Telefonica Enterprises Spain (2006-2012), Deputy Director for Security Services and Shared Platforms at Telefonica Empresas (2004–2006), Associated Director of DataCentre Infrastructure Planning and Architecture Strategy (2003-2004) and Deputy Director of Project Engineering and Security Services at Telefonica Data Spain (2002-2003). Also Chief Operations Officer & Chief Technology Officer at ACE (Electronic Certification Agency) company created by Telefonica DataCorp and the Spanish Association of Banks 4B, CECA and SERMEPA-Visa Spain (1999-2002). Between 1996 and 1999 was Project Leader for Internet Advanced Services at Telefonica Data Corp International leading ecommerce services in Austria, Italia, Uruguay and Peru.

Leading Operations and sales teams for over 15 years, Mr. Velasco is Master Degree in Computer Science Engineering by UPM Spain, and Master Executive Enterprise Management by INSEAD & EUROFORUM Spain. Mr. Velasco act as professor at Universidad de la Rioja Online (UNIR) Cybersecurity Master, and as invited professor for Universidad Santa Maria, Valparaiso, Chile.
Jorge Reyes Castro
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Jorge Reyes Castro

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Position: Senior Security Analyst at Deloitte
Software Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Jorge is a Senior Security Analyst of CybersocEMEA Center since 2015. In the course of his professional career he has been specialized in new technologies and security, with vast experience in software design and programming for mobile devices. Jorge has worked as a Malware Analyst in InnoTecSystem and Senior Android Developer in Zerintia. Now he also dedicates his time to computer security and reverse engineering (malware analysis). He is professor of IE’s Master in Cybersecurity Malware Analysis Challenge.
Susana Mejido Castro
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Susana Mejido Castro

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Position: Security Analyst at FCC
Master degree on Astrophysics at UAM (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Carlos Alberto Saiz Peña
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Carlos Alberto Saiz Peña

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Position: Attorney, Partner and Head of Governance, Risk & Compliance practice at Ecix Group
LLM in Law at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE)
An expert in Risk&Compliance, IT Law, Privacy and Cybersecurity law, Carlos is partner and Head of the Governance, Risk & Compliance Group at ECIX GROUP. Legal counsel to leading corporations and public Administrations on IT Security related matters, such as large scale outsourcing projects and data protection audits, Carlos is a visible figure in Spain on matters related to Data Protection Law and IT Security Management (Compliance). Joined ECIJA in 1999. Partner since 2003 to 2012. Vice President and co-Founder of ISMS Forum Spain a non-profit organization intended to raise awareness on the importance of IT Security across public and private organizations. Director of DPI (Data Protection Institute) a non-profit institution aimed to gather national and international experts in privacy and data protection. President of CUMPLEN (non-profit Association for Compliance Professionals), Member of the CSA Directors Board in Spain. CSA (Cloud Security Alliance) is a leading international organization aimed to promote the use of Best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing. He also co-directs the Data Protection Forum at FIDE and is lecturer at prestigious business institutions, Universities and expert forums.
Vicente Díaz
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Vicente Díaz

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Position: Principal Security Analyst / Threat intelligence Manager, Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab
Degree in Computer Science (UPC) MsC in Artificial Intelligence (UPC, URV and UB)
Vicente is specialized in threat intelligence, APT hunting, Intel Reporting and Data mining. He currently works as the Threat Intelligence Manager of the Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab. Before this role he has been a Senior Malware Analyst at Kaspersky. He has also been working as an Intelligence Manager and Security Auditor at S21sec. He has been speaker at different conferences such as: EUCert conference, Interpol/Europol meetings, RSA, Virus Bulletin, Gartner Symposium, CeBIT, Mobile World Congress, ISMS forum, EuSecWest, DeepSec, Source Conference, RootedCon, SAS, Enise, NcN, among other events.
Ramsés Gallego
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Ramsés Gallego

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Position: Strategist & Evangelist at Symantec
MBA at ISEAD and Law and Economics at Universitat de Barcelona
Ramsés is a +20 year security professional with deep expertise in the Risk Management and Governance areas. Ramsés is now Strategist & Evangelist at the Office of the CTO in Symantec, where he defines the vision of the security discipline and evangelizes on its mission and strategy. Before, he was at Dell Security and CA Technologies for 5 and 8 years respectively, he was Regional Manager for SurfControl in Spain and Portugal, and also Chief Strategy Officer of the Security and Risk Management practice at Entelgy. Ramsés served for three years in ISACA’s CISM and CGEIT Certification Committees and also in the the Guidance & Practices Committee for three years from where deliverables are created for the community. He is honored to have been the Chair for ISACA’s ISRM Conference and part of the Program Committee for the events SecureCloud 2010 and 2012. He is now Immediate Past President at the ISACA Barcelona Chapter and played an instrumental role in the Planning Committee that prepared first-ever ISACA's World Congress in Washington, June 2011. He has also been part of the ISACA's CISM PATF Task Force. Ramsés is a CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of the Enterprise IT) and a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). He is the proud owner of the SCPM (Stanford Certified Project Manager) from Stanford University, California, one of the first experts with the CCSK (Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge) and also an ITIL and COBIT Foundations certified professional. He develops results-oriented, business-focused, people-driven projects due to his Six Sigma Black Belt accreditation. An internationally recognized public speaker, has visited +24 different countries in the past 12 months and has been awarded 'Best Speaker' many times. He received the John Kuyers Award for Best Speaker/Conference Contributor in June 2013. He has been named 'Privacy by Design Ambassador' by the Government of Ontario, Canada and is proud of being Past International VP for ISACA's Board of Directors. He feels honored of having had the US flag flown on his honor in The Capitol on November the 1st, 2013. He lives in Barcelona, Spain, with his wonderful wife and his two loved kids.

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Code of Ethics

CODE OF ETHICS

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Evaluation criteria

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Students are evaluated using the GPA four-point scale method and using what is often referred to as a “curve” system.

Group of work

GROUP WORK

Working in teams is essential while at IE. Groups will be assigned by the academic teams focusing on bringing together diverse groups.

Class participation

CLASS PARTICIPATION

Every class at IE is conducted as a discussion in order to bring together different points of view. Participation is key to the evaluation of students at IE.