Rely on Cybersecurity to protect the digital world

The Master in Cybersecurity is an innovative degree designed to train the new generation of 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 or are working in technology or business. 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 or are working in law. You want to learn how to manage a cyber-crisis and become an expert in digital data protection, regulation, and cybersecurity governance.

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SECURITY & DEFENSE

You want to play a significant role in defining cybersecurity policy and response at the local, state and national level.

THE FOUR PROGRAM AREAS

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 Corporate Security Policies Certification
• Industrial Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructures
• Cyber Intelligence

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 – Ethical Hacking
• Databases Management & Security
• Profiles and Roles: Access and Control Authentication
• Software Engineering and Project Management
• Malware Analysis
• Threat Intelligence
• Forensic Investigation

Business, Behavior & Change

• Leadership for Success: The Power of Soft Skills
• Leadership, Communication, Change Management
• Cyber Criminology
• Interviewing Skills and Careers
• Communicating Cybersecurity Effectively
• Cybersecurity cost/benefit Analysis

Cyber Law, Compliance and Ethics

• Privacy and Security Regulatory Framework
• Cyber Crisis Management and Resilience
• 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.

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 a cyber-exercise to collect electronic evidence and prepare a forensic report.

Vulnerability Analysis

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

Global Security Audit

You will conduct a cybersecurity assessment to evaluate the maturity of an organization.

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

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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

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

Education: Computer Science Engineering at Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca. Master in Information Systems Auditing at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Professional Experience: Miguel provides cyber security guidance to a variety of clients from all sectors (banking, energy, transport, among others). He advises to senior executives on how to deal with cyber threats and how to reduce cyber risks, helping them in cyber security transformation process. Miguel works in the definition and innovation of EY cyber security services to ensure that they respond in any time to the needs of EY clients.
Javier Perea
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Javier Perea

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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).
Hugh Thompson
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Hugh Thompson

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Position: Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Symantec, Program Committee Chairman of RSA Conference (www.rsaconference.com) and an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University.

Education: Applied Mathematics at Florida Institute of Technology

Professional Experience: Dr. Herbert Hugh Thompson is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Symantec, Program Committee Chairman of RSA Conference (www.rsaconference.com) and an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University. Dr. Thompson is a world-renown expert in information security. He has co-authored three books on the topic including, how to Break Software Security: Effective Techniques for Security Testing (with Dr. James Whittaker, published by Addison-Wesley, 2003), and The Software Vulnerability Guide (with Scott Chase, published by Charles River 2005). He is also the co-author (with Bob Sullivan of NBC News) a business/psychology book from Penguin titled "The Plateau Effect" (www.plateaueffect.com). In 2006 he was named one of the “Top 5 Most Influential Thinkers in IT Security” by SC Magazine.
Michael Kaiser
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Michael Kaiser

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Position: Executive Director at National Cyber Security Alliance

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology at College of the Atlantic

Professional Experience: Michael Kaiser has been the Executive Director of National Cyber Security Alliance since 2008. Mr. Kaiser engages industry, government and nonprofit leaders in NCSA’s far-reaching efforts, including the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Data Privacy Day and the National Cybersecurity Education Council. He counts with more than 25 years of senior level nonprofit program and management experience in local and national nonprofit organizations. Featured speaker at local, national and international conferences. His specialties are: cybersecurity education and awareness, cybersecurity in K-20 education, cybersecurity in business, developing digital communities, coalition building, public private partnerships, community collaborations, nonprofit management.

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.
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

Education: 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.

Professional Experience: 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

Education: Degree in Computer Science (UPC) MsC in Artificial Intelligence (UPC, URV and UB)

Professional Experience: 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

Education: MBA at ISEAD and Law and Economics at Universitat de Barcelona

Professional Experience: 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.
Susana Mejido Castro
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Susana Mejido Castro

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Position: Security Analyst on Cybersecurity for ECIX group at FCC

Education: Master degree on Astrophysics at UAM (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Professional Experience: With ECIX group too, Susana has worked as an Analyst on Cybersecurity in DISMA - MAPFRE between 2015-2016, where she was the Service Manager. She has also been analyst-programmer for IMCS in Isban - Santander Group from 2013-2015. Her previous experience is in investigation on Astrophysics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and in ESAC (European Space and Astronomy Center, European Space Agency).
Alberto Cita
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Alberto Cita

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Position: Sales Engineer Manager Iberia, Symantec

Education: Bachelor of Science + Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering

Professional Experience: In his current position, Alberto is the technical leader for Symantec Enterprise Security business in Spain and Portugal and held a similar role for Blue Coat Systems for Southern Europe. He has a track record of +20 years of experience in designing, deploying and securing service provider and enterprise networks and systems for some of the biggest organizations in EMEA and in virtually all sectors, as well as managing highly skilled technical teams. Alberto is a seasoned IT professional, skilled in both networking and cyber security, an enthusiast about bleeding edge technology and is also a regular contributor to security events as keynote speaker.
Samuel Linares
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Samuel Linares

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Position: Senior Lead Technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton, Middle East and Asia Coordinator and Founder at Industrial Cybersecurity Center, Evaluator at European Commission,

Education: B.S. in Computer Science - University of Oviedo, Postgraduate Specialist in Data Protection - Colegio Universitario Escorial Maria Cristina

Professional Experience: Samuel Linares is Senior Lead Technologist within Booz Allen Hamilton’s Industrial Cybersecurity practice. In this role, he draws on more than two decades of experience in the fields of security, system integration, telecommunications and international project management to advice a wide range of public and private sector clients.

A leading advocate of the Industrial Cybersecurity concept, Mr. Linares is recognized as a subject-matter expert and engages on the topic in various capacities, including as project leader, speaker and teacher in more than 25 countries world-wide.Complementing his extensive career with Booz Allen Hamilton, Mr. Linares is also the founder of the Industrial Cybersecurity Center, and now coordinator of the Center for the MENA region, as well as Security Evaluator at the European Commission. In addition, he is a member of multiple organizations including the European Network and Information Security Agency’s Industrial Control Systems and Smart Grid Cybersecurity Stakeholders Group, ISACA’s Global Cybersecurity Task Force and the Global Industrial Cybersecurity Professional Executive Steering Committee.

Mr. Linares holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Oviedo and is University Specialist in Data Protection at the Colegio Universitario Escorial Maria Cristina, Madrid. Adding to his qualifications, Mr. Linares holds a variety of cybersecurity certifications including GICSP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, GAWN, GSNA, ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 Lead Auditor, along with other vendor-specific technical qualifications.
Carles Solé
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Carles Solé

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Position: Chief Information Security Officer at Caixa Bank

Education:Informatics Engineering from UPC. Master in Data Privacy, Audit, and IT Governance from Universitat Auntònoma de Barcelona. Executive MBA from IESE.

Professional Experience: Carles is the CISO of Caixa Bank. He leads the teams responsible for Information Security Governance, Information Protection, Cybersecurity and Fraud Prevention. Carles holds in good standing the following security information related certificates: CISM, CGEIT and CRISC from ISACA, and CISSP from (ISC) 2. He’s member of the European IBM Security Board of Advisors and the ISMS Forum Board.
Diego Bueno
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Diego Bueno

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Position: Director Emerging Technology Risk / IT Advisory at KPMG.

Education:MBA – Universidad de Deusto, Computer Engineering – UPV (Universidad Pais Vasco), CISSP, ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Information Security Management Systems Auditor.

Professional Experience: Diego has been involved during the last 15 years in multiple kind of projects in the information security, risk management, IT risk & control and cybersecurity areas. During the last years he has also deal with cloud, IoT, D&A, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technology risk.

He has international experience projects and clients (Europe, LATAM and North America). Strong experience and knowledge on Energy, Financial, Infrastructure and Retail industries.

Diego also collaborates with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and with the Spanish National Critical Infrastructures Agency (CNPIC - Centro Nacional Protección Infraestructuras Críticas).
Juan Manuel Zarzuelo
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Juan Manuel Zarzuelo

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Position: Risk Advisory Manager at EY. Technical leader of EY's spanish IAM practice.

Education:Juan Manuel holds a Computer Science Engineer Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid, a Master's Degree in Information and Communication Systems Security from Universidad Europea.

Professional Experience: Juan Manuel has more than 10 years designing and deploying security strategies mainly focused on Identity and Access Management (IAM) processes. He started his career holding a pre-sales position for Sun Microsystems where he had the first contact with IAM technologies. Juan Manuel has worked as information security consultant in several companies and customers (some of them abroad), covering different matters as regulatory compliance or security solutions (software and hardware). Now, he continues with his career as Risk Advisory Manager at EY.

Juan Manuel has been speaker for Cloud Security Alliance and non-profit security organization ISMS Forum Spain. He is also leading Internet of Things (IoT) group in Centro de Estudios de la Movilidad e Internet de las Cosas (CEM), one of the study comitees from ISMS Forum Spain.
Milo Jones
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Milo Jones

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Position: Managing Director, Inveniam Strategy, Ltd.; Visiting Professor, IE Business School.

Education:Milo holds a BA in Art History from Northwestern University, an MBA from London Business School, and an MA with Honours and a PhD in International Relations from the Unversity of Kent.

Professional Experience: Dr. Milo Jones is the Managing Director of Inveniam Strategy, Ltd. and has been a Visiting Professor at IE since 2008. In the past, he has worked for Morgan Stanley in New York, Accenture and London, and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Milo is the author of Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001, published in 2010 by Stanford University Press. The book explores the relationship between the internal culture of the CIA and four key strategic surprises (a discussion of the book with Dr. Mark Lowenthal, the formerly the CIA's Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production, can be found here). In addition to teaching Cyberintelligence in this programme, he teaches "Geopolitics" and "Intelligence Tools for the Business Professional" in the MBA and MIAF programmes. Milo also serves as a non-executive director of a US FMCG company with a turnover of some USD $200 million, and is an instructor at Walmart’s Leadership Academy in Bentonville, AR. He is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers in Washington, DC and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.
Casimiro Juanes
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Casimiro Juanes

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Position: Head of IT Region Mediterranean, Ericsson. Adjunct professor at Instituto de Empresa.

Education:Global Executive MBA, Instituto de Empresa (Madrid, Spain). MSc in Telecommunication Engineering (UPM, Madrid, Spain)

Professional Experience:Over the course of more nearly 20 years’ career dedicated to IT and security, Casimiro Juanes has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility at Ericsson. Currently, Casimiro is the head of IT for Ericsson’s RMED region. He leads a team of professionals who deliver IT support and solutions to more than 14,000 users in 26 countries. During 2015/2016, he was also acting Head of IT for EMEA. Prior to that, he was head of IT Security for Ericsson company, which he managed from corporate headquarters in Stockholm (Sweden). Casimiro is also a member of the board of directors of Blueliv, a very innovative provider of data and IT security services.

With his extensive experience in business and IT, Casimiro brings a business strategy perspective to decisions regarding technology, security and IT, covering planning, investment, operations and management. He holds a number of security certificates (CISSP ISSPM, CISM, IT security auditor), as well as a Global Executive MBA from Instituto de Empresa (IE). He is currently professor at IE for blended executive programs, where he teaches Technology, digital innovation and cybersecurity.

Casimiro is an accomplished leader with expertise in digital transformation, technology and IT management and innovation, IT security, risk management, compliance, and IT audit.
Balvinder Powar
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Balvinder Powar

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Position: : Currently, he is a Founding Partner, Board Member and Director at BOOSTER Space Industries and AERDRON, innovative international Aerospace projects/consultancies with important stakeholders globally.

Education:Balvinder is English of Indian origin, resident in Madrid, Spain. He is a Business & Finance graduate who also studied & completed a Masters in Mediation from the University of London.

Professional Experience: He has extensive experience leading business, social, cultural, media and technology projects in Spain and internationally. His main skills include communications (internal and external), creative & strategic input, business development & senior management, team leadership, relationship management & business mediation.

He is also an Associate Professor at IE Business School and a qualified and experienced trainer/consultant, giving sessions on Leadership, Team Management and Motivation, Innovation Culture, Mediation/Conflict Resolution Skills, Entrepreneurship and the New Commercial Space Industry. In 2015 he became a Business Mentor at “The Founder Institute.“
Tomás de Lara
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Tomás de Lara

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Position: General Manager American Institute of Oratory & Leadership, Former General manager Trend Micro Spain & Portugal.

Education:Tomás holds a Bachelor in Physics (major in Computer Science) from the Complutense University of Madrid, a Master in Communications Software from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and a Psychology of Peak Performance degree from Stanford University.

Professional Experience:Tomás started his career holding sales and management positions at Oracle and Iecisa and, as a true entrepreneur, moved to the Silicon Valley, where he co-founded Secuware Inc.; he worked as part of the senior team to develop and execute the global strategy for the company, co-started international operations partnering with the EVP and other executives on leading the company, and increased revenues to position the company in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant 2007 & 2008.

During his time in the Silicon Valley, Tomás became an expert on Corporate Strategy and how to make CyberSecurity companies grow fast.

Back in Spain, Tomás joined Trend Micro, where he was rapidly promoted to General Manager for Spain and Portugal, transforming Trend Micro's business in both markets.

However, in Tomás’ words, most exciting is his new career as a professor at IE, professional coach and public speaker.
Alberto Sobrino
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Alberto Sobrino

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Position: Cybersecurity Consultant and Intelligence Analyst within the IT Risk & Assurance Service Line in Financial Services at EY in Madrid.

Education: Alberto holds a Criminology and Private Security degree from the Europea University of Madrid and a three year Computer Science degree. He post graduated as an Intelligence Analysis Expert at Autónoma University of Madrid.

Professional Experience: Alberto started his career as an intelligence analyst at S21Sec, where he worked as part of the cybersecurity team in order to investigate and perform activism, hacktivism and cybercrime reports which supported the decision making process. Alberto joined EY, where he was rapidly assigned to an international project in London in which he performed an important role within the Application and Security Team for a top four Financial Services Client. He is currently working in several important projects in Madrid.
Alfredo Reino
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Alfredo Reino

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Position: Senior Manager at Accenture Security

Education: Executive Master in Information Systems Management from IE Business School. Industrial Engineering BEng from the University of Cantabria.

Professional Experience: With over 20 years of information security experience, Alfredo has held senior positions in the past at companies like Roche Pharmaceuticals (as security engineering manager), Symantec (as senior consultant), Verizon (as security solutions architect), Dell SecureWorks (as senior security architect), and as independent consultant, in countries like Germany, Spain and the UK. Alfredo has also been a member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group at ENISA. Currently as senior manager at Accenture Security, Alfredo draws on decades of security experience, with a strong emphasis in the areas of managed service security (MSS), threat intelligence, cloud security, incident response, evidence-based decision making and strategy, and applications of data science to cyber security. Alfredo holds the following certifications: CISM, CISSP-ISSMP, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, CCSK, CEH, GDPR Foundations and AWS Solutions Architect.

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