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



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.



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.



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


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.




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


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.

Virginia Aguilar Garcia

Virginia Aguilar Garcia

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.
Gianluca D Antonio

Gianluca D’Antonio

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 ( 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 (, 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
Eduardo Di Monte

Eduardo Di Monte

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

Francisco Ginel Feito

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

Robert D. Moody

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

Pedro Pablo Perez

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

Nathaly Rey

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

Juan M. Velasco

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.

Academic Standards

Code of Ethics


The IE Community is dedicated to the promotion of ethics and
integrity in the world of business.

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


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

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.