The Industrial Cybersecurity Center in Brazil


Marcelo Branquinho

Marcelo Branquinho is a SCADA security expert and an electrical engineer who specializes in computer systems. Branquinho has an M.B.A. in Business Management and is founder and CEO of TI Safe Segurança da Informaçao. A senior member of ISA International, he has over 15 years in the field of critical infrastructures and SCADA Systems and […]

Claudio Caracciolo

He is Head of Platforms, Innovation and Talent. In addition to: General Coordinator for the Industrial Cybersecurity Center for LATAM (· Chief Data Officer (CDO) of Auravant. Specialist Consultant of Information Security passionate about Social Engineering, Industrial Cybersecurity and CarHacking. Lecturer in the Cybersecurity Strategy and Management Diploma at UCEMA. Professor in the Postgraduate Program […]

Mr. Marcelo Branquinho, the Industrial Cibersecurity Center Coordinator in Brazil (CCI Coordinators Team), helps us to get in context of the state of the industrial cybersecurity in his country, and to do so, he shares with us his impressions.

He describes the level of sensitivity of industrial organizations in his country according to the following percentages:

He also affirms that the trend of recent years has been a slight increase.

Brazil counts with local and national public bodies promoting an adequate legal framework, in order to ensure the progressive incorporation of industrial cybersecurity measures in national presence companies (mainly critical infrastructure). The main organizations are:

  • DSIC - Departamento de Segurança da Informação e Comunicações - Presidência da República do Brasil
  • CD CIBER - Centro de Defesa Cibernética - Ministério da Defesa do Brasil

Among the main national laws and regulations affecting in this context in Brazil, Marcelo Branquinho mentions:

  • Estratégia da segurança da informação e comunicações e de segurança cibernética da administração pública federal (2015-2018) - Download

Analysing the most widely adopted industrial cybersecurity measures by Brazilian organizations to protect industrial automation systems, Marcelo Branquinho highlights the application of:

  • Industrial cybersecurity consulting / advisory
  • Internal security audit
  • Network design and architectures
  • Conventional firewalls
  • Industrial firewalls
  • Backups
  • Log correlation
  • Whitelisting
  • Antivirus

The CCI Coordinator in Brazil characterizes the industrial cybersecurity situation in his country with the following SWOT analysis:


  • Lack of operational technologies certifications, processes and professionals

  • Lack of specific industry cybersecurity legislation

  • Lack of a solutions and services catalogue of industrial cybersecurity

  • Lack of specific CERTs


  • Awareness, especially regarding industrial critical infrastructures

  • Frequent events and forums on industrial cybersecurity


  • Application of IT security measures without discretion

  • High development of industrial applications without cybersecurity requirements

  • Slow legislation

  • Shortage of local industrial cybersecurity professionals working for manufacturers

  • Shortage of specific industrial cybersecurity risk management tools


  • Strategic position in the industrial cyber security sector


XIV International Congress of Industrial Cybersecurity in Latin America, held from October 27 to 29, in Virtual Format

As a fundamental part of its activity, the Center for Industrial Cybersecurity (CCI) has held its XIV International Congress on Industrial Cybersecurity in Latin America. Reference event for the Latin American market, and a meeting point and exchange of knowledge, experiences and relationships of all the actors involved in this field.

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