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Samuel Linares


Samuel Linares


Professor, Master in Cybersecurity

Managing Director - Europe & Latin America ICS Security Lead for Energy, Utilities, Chemical & Natural Resources, ACCENTURE


Master in Cybersecurity

Industrial Cybersecurity & Critical Infraestructures

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

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.