III Cyber Defence Symposium of the Spanish Joint Cyber Defence Command
Military Operations In Cyberspace
Madrid, 2018 May 22nd - 24th. Kinépolis Madrid (Ciudad de la Imagen)
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First level national and international speakers participated in the symposium, giving presentations, participating in round tables and discussion panels concerning legal issues, doctrine, strategy and social-psychological aspects on the state of the art in Cyber Defence.

Tuesday 24th May
Virginia Aguilar
Nato Computer Incident Response Capability Coordination Centre - NCIRC CC

Ms. Virginia AGUILAR currently serves as Head of NCIRC Coordination Center at the Cyber Defence Section of the Emerging Security Challenges Division in NATO HQ.

Virginia joint NATO in December 2010 and her main area of expertise is threat intelligence and post-incident analysis. She also helps in the development of cyber defence measures to protect NATO’s communication and information systems from cyber attacks.

Virginia obtained a Computer Engineering Degree from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering and Computer Systems in the UNED.

Tuesday 24th May
Juan Domingo Andrés Montón
Lieutenant Colonel. Head of Cyber ​​Defence within the Information Assurance Section of the CIS division in the NRDC-SP (Betera - Valencia).

Lieutenant Colonel . D. Juan Andrés serves as Head of Cyber ​​Defence Section within the Information Assurance division belonging to CIS in the NRDC-SP (Betera - Valencia).

Lieutenant Colonel belongs 45 promotion of the AGM, has among other military courses the Diploma of Information Systems. He attended the graduate Information Systems by the University of Zaragoza and has taken several courses related to networking, virtualization and security, include developed at the Center of Excellence in Tallinn.

Among his personal experience related to Information Systems Lieutenant Colonel Juan Domingo Andrés Montón has been professor of Information Systems at the Military Academy, head of the development section of Force Manoeuvre, (programming the refugee registration application and inventory of operations area). Head of Information Systems at the NRDC-SP, where he developed the gateway between the Spanish Command and Control Systems and NATO. He has participated in the creation and the security certification of NRDC Information Systems.

Currently, as head of cyber defence, he assists in the development of cyber defence platform for the NRDC-SP.

He is 50 years old and father of 5 children

Tuesday 24th May
Miguel Ángel Ballesteros Martín
Brigadier General. Director of the Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies (CESEDEN-Ministry of Defence)

Brigadier General, Artillery Branch, Miguel Ángel Ballesteros Martín is currently Director of the Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies in the Superior Centre for National Defence Studies (CESEDEN) at the Spanish Ministry of Defence.

Besides his assignments as commander of Artillery units in the Spanish Army, he has developed the following duties:

  • From 1981 to 1984, posted at the Centre for Operative Investigation of the Ministry of Defence.
  • From 1992 to 1998 He was assigned to the Intelligence Division of the Defence General Staff. During this period, He was the first Commander of the Spanish Satellite Centre (Main Helios Spanish Centre) and Head of the Brand Team for the development of the Multinational Project of HELIOS Satellites (French, Italian, and Spanish reconnaissance satellites).
  • From 2002 to 2008 he was Head of the Department of Strategy and International Relations at the Armed Forces Superior School (ESFAS).

He has been associated professor at the  Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca (Madrid Campus) from 1995 to September, 2012.

He is associated professor in the Political and Social Sciences College at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Doctor by the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca with Extraordinary Award in 2015.
Graduated in Operative Investigation by the University of Valencia in 1979.
Army Staff Course Graduate in 1991.
He has taken courses on Strategy and The USSR in World Politics at the National Distance Education University from 1991 to 1992. 
He also took several courses in Paris and Toulouse (France) related with reconnaissance satellites (HELIOS System) in 1993 and 1994, as well as other courses at NATO SCHOOL (SHAPE) in Germany in 1996 and 2000, and in NATO College (NADEFCOL) in Rome in 2007.

He is autor of 31 collective books and monographs, as well as a large number of articles published in specialized magazines and newspapers such as el País and ABC.

Santiago Barber López
Rear Admiral. CIS Director of the EUMS- EEAS

Since March 2014, RAdm Santiago BARBER LÓPEZ is the CIS Director in the European Union Military Staff (European Union External Action Service), with responsibility for developing policies and guidance for CIS including cyber in support of CSDP (Common Security and Defense Policy) military operations and missions.

RAdm BARBER LOPEZ joined the Spanish Navy in 1976 and along his naval career he served on board landing ships, coastal minesweepers, submarines and corvettes and he was Commanding Officer of the Combat Support Ship "Patino", the frigate "Numancia", the Submarine "Galerna" and the Minesweeper Coastal "Odiel". Ashore he served as staff officer in the Directorate for Defence Policy of the Ministry of Defence as well as in the Navy and Joint Defence Staffs.

Promoted to RAdm in February 2012 he was posted as ACOS for CIS and Director for Joint CIS Procurement and Services Provider in the Spanish Joint Defence Staff; over this period he was the Spanish Permanent National Representative to the NATO C3B.

RAdm BARBER LÓPEZ graduated from Spanish Naval War College, the US Naval Command College and specialized on Submarines and Naval Communications.

Silvia Barrera Ibáñez
Inspector. Head of the Technical Section, Tecnologic Research Unit of the Spanish Police

Ms. Silvia BARRERA IBAÑEZ is Police Inspector of the National Police Force, Chief of Section of Digital Evidence Processing in the Spanish High Tech Crime Unit. She is representative for Spain within EUROPOL in the EMPACT Project (led by the European Commission and coordinated by EUROPOL), on the Cyberattacks field. She is also member of Interpol World Group of Experts on Cybercrime (Forensics) and the European Cybercrime Training and Expert Group (E.C.T.E.G.) in Europe. She usually participates as speaker at Universities and other public and private Institutions on Cybercrime. She is associated professor in the Criminology Degree at the Complutense University of Madrid, in the Master of Technology Law at the Extremadura University and in the Legal and IAB Digital Business Course. Ms. IBAÑEZ also contributes as a writer for official publications of the Ministry of Homeland, books and informative articles on Cybersecurity and the “Atresmedia” group on the website www.tecnoxplora.com with the section "Internet, the City with Law ".

Francisco Blázquez Sarro
Security Director Spain and Portugal. Corporate Security. Iberdrola

He began his labour activity in 1984 in the Ministry of Defence, as an Army professional. He continued in Prosegur, where he held various positions of responsibility in the field of security, consulting and training, finally playing the position of Director of Safety for Cemex in the period from 1998 to 2001.

He graduated in Security Management at the University Institute of Administration and Management - ICADE, subsequently carrying out various complementary specialties that were implemented in "Expert Systems on Selection, Training & Evaluation Staff,” at the Autonomous University of Madrid, “Strategic Projects Management "at the Business School, and "Managers Development "at IESE.

He has also taken the Advanced Course of Civil Protection in the Autonomous University of Madrid, as well as the Advanced Course in Leadership and Management of Public Security, at the University Institute Ortega y Gasset.

He owns a European CFPA Diploma in Fire Safety, by the Confederation of Fire Protection Associations.

He is recognized professor by the Directorate General of Police, to teach professional technical training in private security. He has taught different subjects, and at different stages, in the Criminology course at the Higher Institute of Professional Studies, in the Executive Master in Global Security Direction, at the European University of Madrid, and in the Superior Course in Security Direction, at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

He has been awarded by the National Police with the Police Merit Cross with white badge.

Carlos Calderón
Captain. Plans, Technology and Innovation Subdirectorate, Directorate of Armament and Materiel (DIGAM), Ministry of Defence

Mr. Carlos Calderón currently serves as Manager of The Technology Watch and Foresight System (SOPT) as an element of the Under-Directorate for Planning, Technology and Innovation of the General Directorate of Armament and Materiel (DGAM). The SOPT main missions are to provide advice regarding strategic planning of R&D activities in the short, medium and long term, to provide advice regarding the procurement of highly technological systems and to act as depositary for technological corporate knowledge.

The SOPT has currently ten active Technological Observatories, one for each defence technological area of interest. The CITs Observatory has an area related to Cyberdefence and Cybersecurity.

He was previously working on the Department of Testing and R&D in the Technical Institute of Marañosa (ITM), after 8 years as Head of Trials at the Central Laboratory of the Army.

Mr. CALDERÓN is Industrial Engineer by the Polytechnic University of Castilla la Mancha.

Luís Camelo
Colonel. Chief of the Cyber Defence Centre. Directorate of Communications and Information Systems. General Staff of the Armed Forces of Portugal

Colonel Luis Camelo was born August 30, 1964, in Angola and currently lives in Porto.

He joined the Military Academy in October 1982, having completed a degree in Military-Transmissions Sciences in 1987.

In the Cyber Defence environment, he has attended several courses throughout his career, including: “Cyber Security and Crisis Management in Cyberspace” (National Defence Institute); “Cyber Security” (the European Security and Defence College) and the “Terrorism and Crime in Cyberspace”, “Leadership for information Age” and “cyberspace Strategies and Cyberspace Intelligence” (all at the National Defense University / Washington D.C.).

He has served in various units and organisms of the Army; especially as Commanding Officer of the Transmissions Training School and the Transmissions Regiment. He is currently the head of the Cyber Defence Centre of the Portuguese Armed Forces.

Joaquín Castellón Moreno
Operational Director, National Security Department. Cabinet of the Presidency of the Government

Joaquín Castellón Moreno joined the National Security Department, attached to the Prime Minister Office, at the time of its creation in the summer of 2012, where he holds the position of Operational Director.

During this time, he has coordinated the Technical Commission that drafted the 2013 National Security Strategy and the drafting of the National Cyber Security Strategy, the National Maritime Security Strategy and Energy National Security Strategy.

He is also a member of the National Cyber Security Council and the National Maritime Security Council. He has also participated in the drafting of the National Security Law.

He is commander at Spanish Navy and among others; he has been assigned to aboard Fleet units, the Navy Staff, the Ministry of Defence and the Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies.

Wednesday 25th May
Enrique Cubeiro Cabello
Navy Captain. Chief of Operations of the ESP Joint Cybercommand

Captain Enrique Cubeiro was born in Madrid.

He joint the Navy in 1981 and was promoted to his current rank in July 2013.

Throughout his career, he has exercised the command of three ships -"Bergantín", "Serviola" and "Patiño" - and has participated in numerous operations. Most importants are Sharp Guard - for the embargo on the former Yugoslavia - , NATO Active Endeavour - to prevent the movement of terrorists and weapons of mass destruction in the Mediterranean Sea -, and, more recently, Operation Atalanta of the European Union - to fight the piracy in the Indian Ocean. The arrest of the first pirates tried and convicted in Spain for the crime of piracy occurred during his command of the ship Patiño in this last operation.

He is specialist in Communications Specialist and graduated in General Staff of the Armed Forces.

He was awarded Defense 2002 Award in the category of research work carried out by students of courses of high military studies for his work "Command and Control systems, a historical and prospective vision.”

Since September 2013, he is the Chief of Operations of the ESP Joint Cybercommand.

He has recently chaired the Interdepartmental Working Group on Cybersecurity Empowerment in the maritime field, which derives from the Spanish National Strategy for Maritime Security.

Wednesday 25th May
Ana de Anca Ramos
Information Technology Manager. Red Eléctriva Española (REE)

Chemistry graduate by the Autónoma University of Madrid.

Advanced Executive Management Program (PADE) by the EOI in Madrid.

After having worked for two years in the Technological Institute for Postgraduates (ITP, by its Spanish acronym) in the energy department, she joined REE where she participated in the development and implementation of the first control center. Later, still in the same company (REE), she has worked as Head of the Permits and Licensing Department, Operation Service Manager, and Energy Management Systems Manager. She is currently the Information Technology Manager, position that she has held since 2015.

José de la Peña Muñoz
Director of SIC

José de la Peña Muñoz holds a degree in Information Sciences, in its branch of Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid. Since 1992, he is Director of the Spanish magazine Revista SIC and Co-Director of Securmática’s Organization Team, a Global Congress on Cybersecurity, Information Security and Privacy, and Co-Director of the Organization Team, as well, of the training and upgrading monographic seminars on management and technical cybersecurity: Respuestas SIC, Espacio tiSec, IdentiSIC and Tendencias SIC. De la Peña is an analyst and consultant on cyber security, information security, privacy and technology risks, and has participated as a speaker at numerous courses, congress and at national and international seminars and, as a teacher, in several specialized master's degrees.

Jerónimo Domínguez Bascoy
Auditor Colonel. Legal Counselling Office, Spanish Navy Headquarters

Colonel Jerónimo DOMINGUEZ BASCOY is currently assigned to the Legal Department of the General Headquarters of the Navy.

He studied law at the Universities of Valladolid and the Autonomous University of Madrid, for which he received the title of Bachelor in June 1981, later entering, by public examination, in the Legal Corps of the Navy in December 1982. He has also conducted studies of Bachelor of Political Science at the UNED, and a Diploma in Social Communication at the School of Information Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid. He also has the Diploma in International Military Law and owns a degree of Master in Security and Defence from the Complutense University of Madrid. He has also completed the Advanced Course on Law of Armed Conflict at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo (Italy), with whom he works regularly as a teacher.

Colonel DOMINGUEZ BASCOY has experience in the international arena that comes mainly for having occupied (in 2002 and 2004) the post of Legal Adviser to the Joint Command Headquarters Southwest Subregional NATO; their participation as General Advisor of the Naval Component in various exercises of the NATO Response Force and his participation, between November 2010 and April 2011, as Legal Advisor of the Naval Force of the Union European Headquarters deployed in the Indian Ocean during Operation ATALANTA against piracy off the coast of Somalia.

He was promoted to Colonel in January 2011.

Thursday 26th May
Manuel Esteve Domingo
Professor at the Telecommunications Engineers College.Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV)
Thursday 26th May
Thursday 26th May
Ana Fernández Aberturas
Enterprise Account Manager & Head Security Officer HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

Ana Fernandez Aberturas has served as Enterprise Account Manager of Spanish Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Interior, Foreign Office, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Presidency/Prime Minister Office, combining her role with the responsibility of being Head of Security Officer for HPE since 2010.

Her professional career began at Hewlett Packard since 1998 to 2004, served as Software Engineer, Iberia Business Information Management Lead and Senior Consultant Business Intelligence. Between 2004 and 2006, Ana was Director of Development at IT department of Eptisa Servicios de Ingeniería, Civil Engineering company, after which she joined Quint Wellington Redwood in 2006 as Business Developer and Senior Consultant.

Ana joined back to Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2008 as Sales Executive for large Industry (Transportation, Energy, Consumer Industries and Retail and Manufacturing) and Government (Security and Defence) accounts.

Ana has an Engineers degree in Computer science from the Polytechnic University in Madrid

Her current office location is Madrid, Spain

Pablo García Mexía
Visiting Professor of Internet law and Governance at William & Mary College. Legal Advisor to the Spanish Congress. Doctorate in Law

Visiting Professor of Internet Law (The College of William & Mary). Legal Advisor to Spanish Parliament (Letrado de las Cortes, Senate). Of Counsel, Ashurst LLP. Co-founder of Syntagma.org, a private think-tank. Ph.D., Universidad Complutense de Madrid; J.D., Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Arbitrator for the World Bank (ICSID). Co-director of the Program “Experto en regulación y gobierno de Internet y las TICs” (University of Zaragoza). Director of the specialized review “Revista de Privacidad y Derecho Digital”. Member of the Board at Internet Society, Spanish Chapter and Foro de la Sociedad Civil. He has worked as an international consultant for the United Nations and the European Union. He has been Director of Human Resources of the Senate of Spain, Secretary General of Madrid´s Regional Parliament and Director of International Relations of Spain´s Congress of Deputies. A Research Fellow at Harvard Law School, he attended postgraduate courses at IE Business School, the University of Kent at Canterbury and the University CEU-San Pablo. He is the author of six books and editor of another four on various legal issues, especially those connected to the Internet; he has written over 40 articles in scholarly reviews. A regular speaker at various international and domestic forums, as well as a regular contributor to a number of mass and specialized communications media. He holds the “Cruz de Oficial de la Orden de Isabel la Católica” (a civil decoration granted by the King of Spain).

Juan Carlos Gómez
Information Security Manager, Telefónica, S.A.

Juan Carlos Gomez is  Manager of Information Security at Telefónica S.A. with global responsibility in information security and business continuity.

He is Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, CISA, CISM and Business Administration post-graduate from IESE Business School. 

From the beginning, Juan Carlos has always been dedicated to security, because of this he has 21 years of real experience in these area in different positions and responsibilities. 

Previous positions were IT Security Manager at Telefonica Data Spain, IT Manager at British Telecom Spain (including ISP) and Cybersecurity Manager at Servicom. He has also worked as a consultant and project manager at Telefonica Sistemas and TPTI. 

At the same time, he is a teacher of masters in IT audit and security and has several publications and professional awards. 

Carlos Gómez López de Medina
Major General. Commander of the Spanish Joint Cyber Defence Command

Maj. Gen. Carlos Gómez López de MEDINA is Commander of the Joint Cyber Command from inception (July 13) to date.

Spanish Air Force Academy Graduate, class of ’81.

As a Lieutenant, he served at the Royal Guards Regiment, in His Majesties´ residence.

As a telecommunications specialist, he has served in technical posts both in the Spanish Air Force and in NATO.

He served as Commander of the Air Force´s Signals Group prior to being appointed as aide-de-camp to His Majesty King Juan Carlos I.

For the better part of his career as an Officer he was involved in the planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of the different Command and Control systems of the Spanish Air Force.

As a full Colonel he was assigned to the Air Force Staff and later as the Chief of the Control and Reporting Center (CRC) at Torrejón AFB.

He was promoted to Brigadier General in July 2011 and posted to the Logistics Support Command (Weapon System Directorate).

He was promoted to Major General in July 2014.

He is graduated from the Air Force C2 Technical School, the Air Force War College and the High Studies National Defence Centre (CESEDEN).

He is in possession of several national and international civilian and military awards and decorations.

MGen Medina is married to Encarnacion and they have one son and one daughter.

Carolina González García
Inspector. Chief of the Social Networks and Media Section at the Media and Communication Office of the Police General Directorate.

Carolina Gonzalez, Police Inspector of the National Police Force, is chief of the Social Networks and Media Section at the Media and Communication Office of the Police General Directorate. She owns a degree in journalism from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid; she has done internships and collaborations in several media, such as “El Diario de Ávila”, “Onda Cero” or “Radio Nacional de España”.

In September 2001, she joined the National Police Academy in Avila and, after ending the training period, she spent a year posted in Barcelona, ​​in a research group in the district of Sants. In April 2005, she joined the Media Office of the Police General Directorate, working from the beginning in the implementation of different National Police profiles in Social Networks. In September 2015, she is tasked as “community manager” of this institution.

Carolina Gonzalez has been Speaker at several training courses of the Police General Directorate on communication, media and social media; she has also being part of conferences and related workshops to communication as “Congress E-volution”, promoted by “El Norte de Castilla”; the Master of Communication and Security of the University San Pablo CEU, or the course on "Network Communication and New Technologies", at the Armed Forces High Studies College (ESFAS- CESEDEN).

Luis Fernando Hernández García
Lieutenant Colonel. Chief of the Cybersecurity Unit of the Guardia Civil

Since 1992 and uninterruptedly, Luis Fernando HERNANDEZ GARCÍA has been linked to the implementation of Information Technology and Communications (ICT) in the Guardia Civil, initially from the Computing Service, where he joined as a Lieutenant after finishing Military Computer Course, and remaining as a Captain for two years. Since 2002 He served in Information at the Headquarters of Guardia Civil, first as Commander in Chief of Computer Projects and Control of Computer Technical Groups and Cyberterrorism, and as Lieutenant Colonel as 2nd Chief of the Technical Area and Cybersecurity Command Unit.

He has assumed responsibilities for technical project management in the field of Information and Intelligence Systems, Networks and Telecommunications and responsible for Administration / Management / Security in these environments for design and implementation of solutions for Intranet-Internet Service; He has also worked on areas of Criminal Investigation in the field of ICT and Computer Forensics.

He is the representative of the General Directorate of the Guardia Civil to the Permanent CIIP Group of the National Centre for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure (CNPIC) and Office of Cyber ​​Coordination (OCC) of the Ministry of State Security. Designated Point of Contact (POC) for Cyber ​​Security at the Center of Intelligence of the Armed Forces (CIFAS) and the Cyber ​​Defence Joint Command (MCCD) of the Ministry of Defence. Also, at the Department of National Security (DSN) of the Ministry of the Presidency; as well as  representative of the Guardia Civil in the Governing Council of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCRC) - Institute of Forensic Sciences and Security of the Autonomous University of Madrid (ICFs).

Carlos Herrero Santos
Major. Engineers Corps of the Army, Spanish Cyberdefence Joint Command (MCCD)

Carlos Herrero Santos is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) since 1997 and Armaments Engineer by the Polytechnic School of the Army since 2005, where he is an associated professor.

He has a Master´s degree on Information Systems for Security and Defense from the UPM since 2008. He has also attended several courses related to the management of procurement programs, information technology, cybersecurity and teaching in virtual learning environments.

He has taken part, along with other authors, as a coordinator in the preparation of the book "Introduction to Information Systems for Military Command and Control", published by the Ministry of Defense through the Head of Information Systems of the Army in 2010.

He is currently ranked as Major of the Army Engineers Corps since 2011 and is assigned to the Cyber Defence Joint Command (MCCD), where he is Head of the Cyber Range Unit, where the Cyber Range facilities of the MCCD are based.

Thursday 26th May
David Jacoby
Global Analysis & Research Team. Kaspersky

Senior Security Researcher, Global Research & Analysis Team. Kaspersky


David joined Kaspersky Lab in 2010 as a senior security researcher for the Nordic and BeNeLux regions. He is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and is part of the Global Research and Analysis Team where his principle responsibility covers research and technical PR activities in the same regions.


David has about 15 years’ experience as an IT security professional. His current tasks often include vulnerability and security research. He has a background in performing penetration tests and security audits mostly on Unix and Linux platforms. He is also passionate about securing web applications. His research mainly focuses on improving public awareness of the threats we face. He is also a well-known speaker at the top security conferences around the world where he talks about current and pressing threats, and how we can improve awareness and fight cybercrime.


Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, David worked in vulnerability research and vulnerability management. He held the role of senior security researcher, advisor and consultant at TrueSec AB. Before joining TrueSec AB in 2008, David worked for seven years at Outpost24, starting out as chief hacker and rising to vice president for customer experience by the time he left the company.

Luis Jiménez Muñoz
Deputy Director-General, Spanish National Cryptologic Centre (CCN)

Head of the Certification Body of the Spanish national IT security evaluation and certification scheme.

In 1983 He joined the Armed Forces at the Officers Military General Academy of Zaragoza, getting his degree as an Army First Lieutenant in 1988. In 1992 He awarded the title of Cryptology Specialist from the National Cryptology Centre and joined CCN. He served as cryptology specialist (1992-1998), IT security specialist (1998-2002), and head of IT security policy section (2002-2004) CCN. He also served as national expert in several international working groups on information security policy and technology security (NATO, EU, OCDE).

He holds a Master of Information Systems Management and Software Engineering from Madrid Polytechnic University and different certificates of information security specialization courses. He has participated in numerous international forums and conferences, and contributed articles to various academic journals relating to IT security.

As Deputy Director of the CCN he is currently involved in promoting the implementation of the Spanish National Security Framework (“Esquema Nacional de Seguridad – ENS”) in Spanish Public Administration and developing national cybersecurity capabilities. He has been appointed member of the newly created National Cybersecurity Council.

Thursday 26th May
Moderator and speaker
Salvador Llopis Sánchez
Major. Project Officer of Cyberdefence Technology, European Defence Agency (EDA)

Major Salvador LLOPIS currently serves as Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology at the European Defence Agency (EDA) in Brussels. He graduated from the Spanish Army Officers’ Military Academy as Signal Officer with the LIV academic course. He is a member of the 181st class of the Army Engineers Branch.

Prior to joining EDA, he served as a Lieutenant in the 21st Signal Regiment and as a Captain in the Army Special Operations Command. He has worked as a Staff Officer at the NATO Rapid Deployment Corps within the Communications and Information Systems Division in Valencia; Telecommunications, Information Systems and Technical Support Staff at Army Headquarters and most recently, as a Plans & Operations Officer at the Spanish Cyber Command of the Defence Staff. He graduated from the Spanish Joint Command and Staff College in Madrid and he holds a Diploma in Signals.

Javier López de Turiso Sánchez
Lieutenant Colonel. Chief of Staff, Spanish Cyberdefence Joint Command (MCCD)

LtCol (Air Force) Javier López de Turiso y Sánchez is currently Chief of Staff of the Spanish Cyberdefence Joint Command.

Amongst other assignments, he has served in the Royal Guards ; Crisis Management Directorate of the Presidency of the Government ; Air Force (AF) HQ  Security Group; Air Intelligence Centre ; AF Communications Group ; CIS Directorate ; Information Systems Management and Development Centre ; AF Cyberdefence Directorate  and Cyberdefence Joint Command.

He owns several military titles, courses and specializations: AF Communication Systems and Cypher ; AF Information Systems; INFOSEC; Electronic Warfare; Joint Communications and Information Systems ; several courses on CIS Security and Digital Forensics.

He also attended the Air Command and Staff Course (ACSC) in the United States and the Staff Course in Spain.

He has a Master´s Degree in “Communications and Information Systems Security” from the University Alfonso X El Sabio (Madrid).

He has published several articles in Reports and Monographs in the National Defence Centre for High Studies and in the Aeronautic ans Astronautic Magazine and participates in a number of national and international conferences, seminars, and symposiums.

Jorge López Hernández-Ardieta
Responsible for Product Innovation. Cybersecurity Unit. Minsait (Indra)

Jorge López holds a Bachelor and Master degrees in Computer Engineering from the University Autonoma of Madrid, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University Carlos III of Madrid.

With near 15 years of professional experience, Dr. Lopez has had several positions in both the academic and industrial sectors. He is the head of cybersecurity product innovation in Minsait (Indra). His unit is responsible for the research and innovation efforts towards creating new products in the area of mobile and smart device security, cyber ranges, and fight against cyber crime. In addition, he is Lecturer at the University Carlos III of Madrid and affiliate researcher at the Computer Security Lab.

He participates in several industrial and standardisation initiatives, being a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the European Organization for Security (EOS) and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), and has contributed to several studies for the European Defence Agency and the NATO Industrial Advisory Group.

Francisco Losada
Cybersecurity Operations Coordinator at the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE)

D. Francisco LOSADA is Cybersecurity Operations coordinator at the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute. He is part of the Security and Industry CERT (CERTSI) technical team, focusing on the response to incidents and forensic analyses involving threats on critical infrastructures.

Among its tasks is also the coordination of the cyber exercises for entities that provide essential services to our society.

Before joining INCIBE, D. Francisco Losada was part of the ISDEFE team that provided services to the then Spanish National Institute of Communication Technologies CERT.

Mr. LOSADA has several technical certifications in the area of security and forensic investigation (GIAC, EC-Council, Cellebrite ...). Since 2013 he belongs to ANCITE.

Óscar Ricardo Ramón Mato
Commodore. Cyber Defence Joint Command. General Staff of the Armed Forces of Argentina

Commodore D. Oscar Ricardo Ramon MATO is a Senior Officer of the Argentinian Air Force. He has been stationed at the Joint Command Cyber Defence since its creation in 2014, where he currently serves as Head of Cyber Defence Engineering Center. He is also Air Surveillance and Control Officer and Staff Officer. He took a degree in Law and Security and he has also taken the Master in “Business Administration oriented Management Information Systems" and the postgraduate "Update on Control and Audit of Information Tecnology”.

Before being assigned to the Joint Cyber Command, among other positions, he has served as Chief of Information Security Department of the Argentinian Air Force, and as Inspector of Information Systems / Computer Security.

He led the team for drafting the "First Rule of State Information Security". (ONTI - ARCERT, 2003/2004), and he is currently member of the Institute of Computer Law of the Bar Association at the Federal Capital.

Paulo Sergio Melo de Carvalho
Major General. Commander of the Brazilian Army Cyber Defence Command


Born in Olinda/PE, in December 13th, 1956. Declared Signal Corps Aspirant Officer on December 14th, 1978. Among the main functions exercised from Lieutenant to Major, the following stand out: Brazilian Army Military Academy Instructor (Resende/RJ), Commander of 1 st Armoured Signals Company (Rio de Janeiro/RJ), Signals School Instructor (Rio de Janeiro/RJ) and 23th Jungle Signals Company Commander (Marabá/PA). Works, in Lieutenant Colonel rank, in a Brazilian Military Cooperation in Paraguay, on 1997 and 1998, working as Intelligence and Signals Officer. In Defense Ministry, works twice, on 2000 and 2001, integrating the Strategic Intelligence Department and from 2005 to 2006, integrating the Cabinet Subcommittee of Defense Staff Command and Control. As Colonel, he commanded the 4th Signals Battalion (Recife/PE) in 2002 and 2003, and was 2nd Subcommittee Brazilian Army Staff Information Technology Section Officer, in 2007 and 2008. As General Officer he worked on the following functions: 7th Motorized Infantry Brigade Commander (Natal/RN), from august 2008 to April 2010; Brazilian Army 2nd Subcommittee Officer (Brasília/DF) in the period of May 2010 to august 2012; Deputy Chief of Armed Forces Joint Staff Command and Control from July 2012 to April 2013, and Deputy Chief of Operational Logistics of Armed Forces Joint Staff from April 2013 to march 2014.

Have the Brazilian Army Military Academy course, Signals Equipment Maintenance course, Junior Staff Officer course, Command and Staff course, Advanced of Intelligence, and the Politics, Strategy and High Administration of Brazilian Army course. He graduated in Defence Economy Course, at Hemispherical Center for Defense Studies in the United States of America, and as MBA Executive in Information Systems Strategic Administration, both of them in Getúlio Vargas Foundation. Now General Carvalho is commanding  the Brazilian Army Cyber Defence Command.

Ricardo Mor Solá
Spanish Ambassador on Special Mission for Cyber Defence

Mr. Ricardo Mor Solá was appointed as Ambassador at large for Cybersecurity at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Madrid (Spain) since May 2015.

Perviously, since 2010 he was the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Spain to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), in Vienna (Austria), and between 2002 and 2005 as Deputy Permanent Representative for politico-military issues at the same organization.

Amongst his appointments at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, he was Director (Division of International Treaties and Non-normative Agreements), Technical Counsellor of the Directorate General of Foreign Policy for Non-EU European countries and North America, and Head of Section for Inter-American Issues.

Besides, as part of his diplomatic career, he was designated as liaison officer with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and also appointed as First Secretary at the Embassy of Spain in Santiago de Chile. He served in other assignments at the Embassies of Kinshasa and Ottawa.

He joined the Spanish Diplomatic Service in 1991and is BA in English Philology.

Vicente Moret Millás
Legal Advisor to the Spanish Congress

Currently, Vicente Moret is civil servant at the Spanish Congress, as member of the Parliament Legal Advisors service. He is the Economical Affairs Director and Infrastructures Director of the Congress. Likewise, He acts as the Legal Advisor for the Joint Committee of National Security, and Permanent Secretary of the Spanish Delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly.

He has held various positions in the Congress and the Senate, also being part of the Senior Executive Service of State Administration. He graduated in law from the University of Valencia.

Since 2013, he is also professor of Administrative Law at the IE Law School, Department of Public Law, and academic of the Royal Academy de Jurisprudence and Legislation. He has been awarded with Guardia Civil Merit Silver Cross and Police Merit Medal with white badge.

Basilio Navarro Sánchez
Director General of Technology & Innovation. Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos (CLH)
Andrés Núñez Barjola
Director. S2 Grupo

S2 Grupo Director – Madrid office. Since 2008 the company. He is a Computer Engineer (UAM), and holds a Master’s Degree in Information Security Management from UPSAM, CISA (ISACA) and ISO27001 Lead Auditor (Applus). In his career he has gained great experience in the field of business development, project management (ISMS, NNS, ISO 27001) and he is a communication expert, being a regular speaker in cyber security awareness technical talks and seminars.

Evangeline Cecile O'Regan
Head of Digital Media. Communication Office, Ministry of Defence

Evangeline O´Reagan is a multimedia journalist specialized in international defense and security. Along her career, She has covered information related to Afghanistan, Middle East, security organizations such as NATO, UN, EU, and national economy and politics.

In Spain, She has worked for La Gaceta newspaper, Época journal and Fax Press news agency. In radio, She has collaborated with Radio Nacional de España and Radio Inter, as well as with Business TV and Intereconomia TV channels. On the international arena, She has published in Al Jazeera, Christian Science Monitor (CSM) and USA Today newspaper.

She finished journalism at Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid) in 2006, and got the title of Specialist on Peace, Security and Defence Studies by Instituto General Gutiérrez Mellado (UNED). She took the courses of Peace Missions Observer and War Correspondant at the Spanish Army War College. In September, 2014 She took the Media in Conflicts Seminar at Herzliya Interdisciplinary Centre (Israel).

She joined the media team of the Spanish Navy by the end of 2012 where, among other actions, She participated in the last travel of the historic aircraft-carrier Príncipe de Asturias from Rota Naval Base to Ferrol Arsenal.

Her passion for communicating stories in depth got her the 2012 Defence Award for her report "The Spanish Seals" where She ventured into the Special Operations Units of the Spanish Army.

Since January, 2015 She is Head of Digital Media Section at the Spanish Ministry Of Defence Communication Office, where She coordinates all the information activities through social networks and online formats.

Lorenzo Ordoñez Mantecón
ICT Security Engineer. Alien Vault

Mr. Lorenzo ORDÓÑEZ currently holds the position of ICT Security Engineer in AlienVault. AlienVault is a company founded to help organizations of all shapes and sizes achieve world-class security without the headaches and huge expense of other solutions.

Mr. ORDÓÑEZ is specialized in management, development and implementation of information and communications security systems, with knowledge in pentesting, computer forensics, network administration and management and monitoring tools. He also has experience as a developer using different languages and platforms, as well as conducting demonstrations and training courses in information and communications security.

Mr. ORDÓÑEZ has a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Valladolid, and currently holds the technical certification CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) from the EC-Council.

Thursday 26th May
Óscar Pastor Acosta
Security Manager, Isdefe

With more than 20 years of professional experience, he works in Isdefe since 2001, currently as Security Manager of the Defence and Security Division. He develops his work mainly in the Ministry of Defence, supporting organizations such as the Cyber Defence Joint Command, and in the Ministry of the Interior, working with the National Center for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CNPIC) or the Service for Technological Innovation and Information Security of the Civil Guard. As part of those collaborations, he attends regularly several security committees and working groups, both national and international.

He holds a Telecommunication Engineering Msc. from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Among his postgraduate degrees are included an Advanced Studies Diploma in Computer Engineering from the Pontifical University of Salamanca and a Management Development Program from ESADE Business School. He also holds several professional certifications such as CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, PMP or ITIL Expert, among others.

He is coauthor of several books and scientific papers on security and cyber defense, and a regular speaker at courses, seminars and conferences on cyber security and critical infrastructure protection.

Thursday 26th May
Tuesday 24th May
Moderator and speaker
Julio Damián Peñas Artero
Lieutenant Colonel. Commander of the Defence Group, Spanish Cyber Defence Joint Command

Lieutenant-Colonel Julio PEÑAS ARTERO, owns a degree in Military Computer Science Currently, he is the head of the Defence Group of the Operations Branch at the Joint Cyber Command (MCCD). The Group of Defense is responsible, among other tasks, ofthe Inspection and Vulnerability Analysis Unit (UIAV), of the Security Operations Center (SOC) of the MCCD (COS-MCCD) and of its Digital Forensics Laboratory.

Lt-Col PEÑAS has served in the Computer Center of the Army General Staff HQ and the INFOSEC branch of the CIS Division in the Spanish Armed Forces General Staff WQ. He has has also been the CIS Project Manager at the NATO Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Center of Excellence, at Hoyo de Manzanares (Madrid), the Secure Network of the Spanish Operations Command General Staff, the "Afghan Mission Network", the MCCD Secure Network, its Classified Networks Monitoring Centre or its Digital Forensics Laboratory.

Ignacio Javier Pérez Jiménez
Lieutenant Colonel. Artillery Branch. Head of the Cyber Forensics laboratory. MCCD

Spanish Army Lieutenant Colonel Ignacio Javier Pérez Jiménez currently holds the position of Head of the Laboratorio de Investigación Ciberforense of the MCCD.

Other previous destinations related to ITC security include lecturer at the Spanish War College Departament of Intelligence and Security, Digital Forensic Analyst at the NATO HQ in Sarajevo, Head of the Security Operations Unit of the Centro Corporativo de Explotación y Apoyo (CCEA) and Head of the Forensics and Incident Response Unit of the Ministry of Defence Security Operations Center (COSDEF).

He is a graduate in Computer Military Science by the Spanish Army. Among the courses he holds related to ITC security are the NATO-NC3A Computer Forensic Training, Computer Forensics and Cyber ​​Security of the SDGTIC, Computer Forensic Expert of the ANTPJI, Defensive Cyberspace Operations Engineer of CSFI, Forensic Expert Witness of the UDIMA, Master degree in Military IT Security by UPM, EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, and several NATO CCDCOE and CCN-CERT STIC courses.

Miguel Rego Fernández
Director of the Spanish National Institute for Cybersecurity (INCIBE)

Miguel Rego, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of INCIBE from November 2013, has a degree in Computer Engineering (Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain) and a Masters in Information Systems Auditing (Technical University of Madrid, Spain), as well as specialist training in Corporate Security and Assets Protection and in Cryptology. Similarly, he holds the position of Lieutenant Colonel in the Spanish Navy.

Miguel Rego began his professional career in the Ministry of Defence, where he worked for a long time, performing a number of different roles within the scope of information security. He began his career as a co-ordinator and professor of management at the Spanish Navy School of Computing and eventually became head of the Unit responsible for strategic planning and security policies in the field of Information Security (General Inspection of Information Systems and Telecommunications).

More recently, Miguel Rego’s career has seen him tied to a private company, working to manage security issues and corporate risks and protect critical infrastructures and cybersecurity, among other things. Specifically, before becoming CEO of INCIBE (previously INTECO), Miguel Rego was associated with leady companies in the technological sector such as Deloitte and Cableuropa (Ono).

Aare Reintam
Director of Technical Exercises. Education & Training Section, NATO CCDCoE

Mr Aare Reintam is the Cyber Defence Exercise Manager in NATO CCDCOE in Education and Exercise branch

Mr. Reintam has been responsible for leading, organizing, coordinating, and conducting NATO CCD COE multinational technical cyber exercises "Locked Shields" and "Crossed Swords” since 2014. He is as well responsible of the support that the NATO CCD COE provides to the CWIX and STEADFAST Cobalt (Multinational CIS interoperability exercises) and to NATO in the area of Modelling and Simulation.

Furthermore, Mr. Reintam has worked in Estonian Information System Authority in CIIP unit and led the Estonian National Information System Security section. His main tasks were to develop the Estonian IT Baseline Security System and run the national chief information security community.

He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and board member of Estonian ISACA chapter.

Thursday 26th May
Moderator and speaker
Pedro Rey Canudo
Major. Responsible of the Education Area at the Spanish Cyber Defence Joint Command.

Mr. Pedro REY currently serves as Responsible of the area of Education at the Spanish Cyber Defense Joint Command (MCCD).

Mr. REY is participating as a national representative in the NATO Multinacional Smart Defence Project on Cyber Defence Education & Training and in the EU Military Training Group Cyber Defence Discipline Project.

Prior to joining MCCD in 2015, Mr. REY served at the Human Resources Department of the Army during two years.

Mr. REY obtained a degree from the Spanish Military Academy in 1999 and he is currently attending an International Master of Cyberdefense from the University of Alcalá de Henares.

Mr. REY lives in Madrid with his wife and four children.

Margarita Robles Carrillo
Department of Public International Law and International Relations, Law College of the University of Granada

Ms Margarita ROBLES is Professor of Public International Law and International Relations at the University of Granada and Master in European and International Comparative Legal Studies by the European University Institute.

Ms. ROBLES is professor and Coordinator of the Master in Cybersecurity of the University of Granada. She is also a professor in the Master in Public International Law and International Relations and in the Master in Labour Advisory, Tax and Business Law at the University of Granada.

Ms. Robles is a founding member of UcyS Group, University of Granada Cybersecurity Group, and currently member of the organizing Committee of the II National Conference on Cybersecurity Research, organized by INCIBE and the University of Granada. She is also Director of the II International Congress of Military Studies.

She has been Director of the University of Granada-MADOC Joint Center (2013-2015), Director of the I International Congress of Military Studies (2014) and Director of the International Conference on Afghanistan: Lessons learned and future trends (2015).

Her publications on military subjects include a monograph and several articles on European coooperación on security and defense, two monographs on gender and armed conflict and several publications on cyber-law and cybersecurity concerning the legal regulation of cyberspace, the governance of cybersecurity and threat and use of force through cyberspace.

Juan Antonio Rodríguez Álvarez de Sotomayor
Head of the Cybercrime Department of UCO (Central Operational Unit to combat organize crime) at the Spanish Guardia Civil

D. Juan Antonio Rodriguez Alvarez de Sotomayor is the Head of the Cybercrime Department of UCO (Central Operational Unit to combat organize crime) at the Spanish Guardia Civil. The Guardia Civil is one of two national police forces in Spain.

He began his career in the field of investigating Computer crimes in 1998 as the Head of a small Computer Crime Group at UCO. In 2003 was posted to the Intelligence Branch in Guardia Civil to develop the new Cyberterrorism Task Force until 2008. He has been designated to represent Spain and Guardia Civil in national and international forums, and he actually is a member of different International Cybercrime Groups at Interpol and Europol, to combat cybercrime all around the world.

Before coming back to the field of the cybercrime investigation, he was posted to the General Staff of the Spanish Army Operational Command as a liaison officer of the Guardia Civil, to run the conduct of the police participation of GC’s units integrated inside the Spanish Military Forces deployed abroad.

Prior coming back to UCO, he was assigned to the General Staff of the Guardia Civil in charge of the organization and deployment of Guardia Civil units.

Mr. Sotomayor was graduated as a lieutenant of the Guardia Civil in 1997 and got a Master in Security UNED and various postgraduate programs at IESE and CEPADE (UPM) on Leadership and Human Resources Management.

Wolfgang Roehrig
Programme Cyber Defence Manager at European Defence Agency

Wolfgang Röhrig is the Programme Manager Cyber Defence of the European Defence Agency (EDA). He was born 1966 in Germany and entered the German Navy in 1985. After completing his studies at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg with the degree of MBA in 1990 he served in several officer’s positions in the German Navy and the German Joint Services including several operational deployments and service in NATO. He bears the military rank of a German Navy Commander. March 2012 he joint EDA as Project Officer and became programme manager cyber defence beginning of 2014. In his current position he is inter alia responsible for the identification of capability gaps with respect to cyber defence in EU-led military operations, and the development and implementation of solutions for closing these gaps through cooperative projects with EU member states.

Vincent Roobaert
Senior Legal Advisor at the NATO Communications and Information Agency in Brussels (NCI Agency)

Mr. Vincent Roobaert currently serves as Senior Legal Advisor at the NATO Communications and Information Agency in Brussels (NCI Agency). The NCI Agency is the IT provider for NATO and is in charge of the Alliance’s Cyber Defence.

Mr. Roobaert is the Section Head of the Contracting and Litigation Section of the Legal Office. He also acts as Section Head (Acting) of the Operational Law section.

Mr. Roobaert supports the NCI Agency in the area of public procurement, contracts, export control, intellectual property and cyberdefence. He was previously in charge of bilateral and multilateral cooperation with nations. Mr. Roobaert is also the book review editor for the NATO Legal Gazette.

Prior to joining NATO in 2007, Mr. Roobaert practiced law at the law firm Linklaters de Bandt in Brussels, specialising in intellectual property and information technology law.

Mr. Roobaert obtained a law degree from the Universite Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) in 1999 and a Masters in Law in Armed Conflict Law and International Criminal Justice from the University of Nottingham (UK) in 2000. He was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2003.

Mr. Roobaert lives in Brussels with his wife and two children.

Wednesday 25th May
Moderator and speaker
Fernando J. Sánchez Gómez
Director of the National Centre for the Protection of Critical Infrastructures. Ministry of the Interior

Director of the National Centre for the Protection of Critical Infrastructures. Secretary of State for Security, Ministry of the Interior, Spain.
Academic Background

  • Guardia Civil Senior Officer. Degree by the Spanish Military Academy, Zaragoza.
  • High Staff Studies Degree, conducted by the Spanish National Defence Superior Centre.
  • Master of Security Management conducted by Francisco de Vitoria University, Madrid.
  • Master of Security Management conducted by UNED University, Madrid.
  • Master of CIP Expert conducted by UNED University, Madrid.
  • Intelligence Diploma, conducted by the National Specialization School.
  • Judiciary Police Diploma, conducted by National Specialization School.
  • Criminal Investigation Diploma, conducted by Complutense University, Madrid.

Mr. Sánchez has been working on defense and security matters for 25 years in different appointments within the Ministry of Interior since 1988, and has been related to CIP issues for 10 years now.

Currently, he coordinates the drafting and development of diverse regulation on CIP in Spain. He’s been part of the working groups which have draft the Spanish Cybersecurity National Strategy and Security National Strategy for Energy. He is a member of the Spanish National Committee for CIP, and stands in for the Contact Point of the Spanish State with the European Union and other countries in the field of critical infrastructure protection. He also participates regularly in diverse working groups, national and international, related to these fields.

He is coauthor of several books and has also written a number of publications and articles associated to the field of CIP. Mr. Sánchez regularly collaborates in delivering various masters and courses on Defense and Security, conducted by universities and institutes.

Fernando Sánchez also participates frequently in conferences and seminars, both domestic and international, focused on the field of security and critical infrastructure protection.

Thursday 26th May
Manuel Sanz
Technical Director. Autek Ingeniería, S.L.

Manuel Sanz has a Master's degree in Electronics Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid.

He worked several years in system software development for domains ranging from industrial automation to document management.

In 1998 he cofounded Autek Ingeniería and became its technical director. Autek develops custom projects and solutions in the field of information security for defence and security organizations. Starting in 2010 Autek developed its own secure cross-domain information sharing products.

During his 18 years with Autek, he has done security software analysis, design and development. He has also been responsible of project management and Common Criteria product security certification up to Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+.

Juan Pedro Sierra Lorenzo
Major. Chief Technology Unit at MCCD

Juan Pedro SIERRA LORENZO is Major, Signal Corps, Military Computer Science graduate  (XXVIII DIM). Since July 2014, He is posted at the Cyber Defense Joint Command as Chief Technology Unit.

Among others, he has held the post of Chief INFOSEC at the NATO Subregional HQ Madrid, BICES Information Manager at  Agency headquarters of NATO in Brussels and Head of the ICT Unit at the Defence General Staff .

Currently, He is developing one of the cyber defense capabilities by means of deployable assets ti support operations (CDK, Cyber Deployable Kit)

Thursday 26th May
Miguel Suarez
Technical Director, Iberia & Italy. Symantec

Miguel Suárez is the Technical Director of Spain, Portugaland Italy. He plays a key role in driving the Technology Sales team in charge of Symantec Security portfolio. He supervisesstrategic engagement and delivery with key customers.

Miguel Suárez joined the company in 2008 as Advisory Practice Manager, bringing a wealth of IT expertise gained through various positions in the IT industry. He became TSO Security Practice Manager in 2010. He widely contributes to the success of the company, knowing how to address the security challenges, including cybersecurity, DLP, mobile security & management, among other areas.

Before joining Symantec, Miguel worked as Project Manager at Hewlett-Packard, and as Consultant at Soluziona.

José Luis Triguero de la Torre
Major General. Director of NATO HQ C3 Staff

Major General Jose Luis Triguero de la Torre took up the post of Director of the NATO Headquarters Consultation, Command and Control Staff (NHQC3S) in March 2016.  He is also the Military Authority for Cyber Defence, holds the position of C3 Capability Area Manager and is Co-Vice-Chairman of the C3 Board.  The NHQC3S provides technical advice on all C3 matters to the North Atlantic Council, the Military Committee, the C3 Board and other governance and management committees with responsibilities relating to C3 and Cyber Defence matters. This is his second tour at the NATO HQ.

He has extensive background and experience in major CIS and C2 systems.  As Major General, he was the CIS and Cyber Defence main adviser to the Chief of the Air Force Staff in Madrid.  As Brigadier General, he commanded the Spanish Air Command and Control System.  As Colonel, he commanded a C2 Air Force and a CIS Joint unit.

He has also gained substantial staff experience as Staff Officer, Head of Section and Head of Directorate at service (Air Force) and joint (Joint Staff) levels.

MGen Triguero’s academic qualifications include an Air Force Academy Degree at San Javier Air Force Academy and a Degree in Physical Education at Granada University.  He has also graduated from the Air Force Air C2 Technical School, the Air Force Air War College, the NATO Defense College and the High Studies National Defence Centre (CESEDEN).

He has performed more than 200 military free fall parachute jumps. 

MGen Triguero is married to Isabel, and they have three sons.  His hobbies include golf, fishing, skiing, music and reading.

Tuesday 24th May
Moderator and speaker
Dionisio Urteaga Todó
Colonel. Chief of J-9 Section. Operations Command, Spanish Armed Forces

Colonel Dionisio URTEAGA TODÓ is currently Chief of J-9 Branch in the Spanish Operations Command General Staff. As Infantry officer, he has been posted, in paratrooper units, Infantry Regiments “Aragon 52” and “Regulares 52,” as well as in the Training and Doctrine Command of the Spanish Army, and Army General Staff. He also served as liaison officer at he Operations Centre of the French Operations Command. He took the Staff Officer Courses in Spain and Tunisia and has, among many other courses, the Strategic Communication and Civil-Military Cooperation, as well as the Diplomatic and Strategic Studies diplomas, Master in International Studies for Challenges, Peace, Security and Defense, high international studies, and the expert title in Prevention and Management of International Crisis, Public Communication and Defense.

Colonel URTEAGA has participated as a speaker at numerous seminars and courses on Security and Defense including official courses of the Defense Staff College, Army War College, Air Warfare Centre and Training and Doctrine Command. He is married and he has two children.

Ana Pilar Velázquez Ortiz
Auditor Captain. Legal Counselling Office. General Air Command of the Spanish Air Force

Captain Ana Pilar VELAZQUEZ ORTIZ currently serves as Legal Advisor at the Air Forces General Command.

She performed Master Studies in Research on Legal Sciences by the Faculty of Law in Comillas University (ICADE). Currently she is a PhD student in International Law in this Faculty.

Author of the chapter «Considerations about cyberattacks in the light of the main general principles of the use of weapons along with International Humanitarian Law», in Security and conflicts: a multidisciplinary perspective. VVAA. Miguel Requena (ED). Colección Investigación Instituto Universitario Gutiérrez Mellado.2013. ISBN 978-84-616-2476-8. Moreover, she is author of the chapter with the title, «The Tallin Manual: study and critics to the main concepts and rules», in Security, a wide and dynamic concept. VVAA. Colección Investigación Instituto Universitario Gutiérrez Mellado; pp. 607-633. 2014. ISBN 978-84-616-7633-0.

Captain VELAZQUEZ is coauthor of the chapter «Cyberdefense and its global and specific dimensions in National Security Strategy », en Revista ICADE, núm. 92 (Monográfico dedicado a: Seguridad y Defensa. Reflexiones a la luz de la Estrategia de Seguridad Nacional 2013); mayo-agosto 2014; pp. 49-76. ISBN: 1889-7045.

She was awarded with THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AWARD, 2013. Category «José Francisco de Querol y Lombardero», in merits of the study «The Commander´s responsibility leading operations during cyber war: the need of an effective training» with Mss. María Susana De Tomás Morales. Published in Spanish Military Law Review n. 100. January- December 2013.

Thursday 26th May
Miguel Ángel Vences Benito
Deputy General Manager. CSA

Miguel-Ángel VENCES (1953) has a Theoretical Physics Degree at UCM (1975) and has follow the PDD program at IESE Business School (2000) and a course on Innovation at Harvard Business School (2007).

He has been Assistant Professor of Optics at UCM (1975-82) and has worked at ENOSA (Optics) (1982) and in Santa Barbara (National Weapon Systems) (1982-1985) in weapon feasibility studies and in the implementation of a CAD/CAM system. In 1986 participated in consultancy studies for implementation of the IC3 for the Spanish Army working for the company ERIA.

In 1987 cofounded SATEC and became the Technical Manager of this integration company up to 2008.

Since 2008 is the Deputy General Manager of CSA an IT System Integrator company with a special focus on Security. He actively works in different activities .

Actively involved in many activities related to Cyber Security and Cyber Defence, ranging from R&D projects, to customer projects coordination, and represent the company in sector relevant events and national and international forums.

Paulo Fernando Viegas Nunes
Lieutenant Colonel. Project Manager, NATO Multinational Smart Defence Project on Cyber Defence Education and Training (MN CD E&T Project)

Lt Col Paulo Nunes is a Signal Corps Army Officer, qualified with the Staff Officer’s Course. He has a degree and a Master in Electronics and Computer Science and a PhD in Information Sciences.

Lt Col Paulo Nunes has been involved in several research projects and Cyber related working groups namely at Cyber Security and Cyber Defence Concepts and Capability Development Projects at NATO, EU and National levels.

In 2014 he was appointed Project Manager of the NATO Smart Defence “Multinational Project on Cyber Defence Education and Training (MNCDE&T)” and the National Co-Leader at the European Union Military Training Group - Cyber Defence Discipline.

Thursday 26th May
Víctor A. Villagrá
Associate Professor in the Telematics Department, Telecommunications Engineering School in the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). Director of the Cybersecurity Governance Master, organized by ISMS Forum and UPM.

Víctor A. VILLAGRÁ Ph.D. in computer science in 1994 from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain. He is an associate professor in telematics engineering at the UPM since 1992. His main interest areas are Network and Service Management and Network Security, teaching different graduate, master and post-graduate courses in these areas. He is also the Director of the Cybersecurity Governance Master, organized by ISMS Forum and UPM.


He has participated and leaded several international and national research projects related with Network Management and Network Security,  as well as research contracts with public and private companies in the Telecommunications Networks Security scope.  He is author or co-author of more than 80 scientific papers and is author of a textbook about security in telecommunication networks.

Associate Professor in the Telematics Department, Telecommunications Engineering School in the Technical University of Madrid. Director of the Cybersecurity Governance Master, organized by ISMS Forum and UPM.

Thursday 26th May
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