The team of professors of the CCI Industrial Cybersecurity School (CCI ICS) is formed by experts and collaborators of the CCI that have large experience in cybersecurity projects in industrial automation environments:

Samuel Linares - Experto

Samuel Linares - Cybersecurity Management Systems Expert

Samuel Linares is Industrial Cybersecurity Center Coordinator for the Middle East, is Partner at iHackLabs, European Commission Independent Evaluator, ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) CIIP Expert and member of ISACA Cybersecurity Task Force. With 2 decades of security, system integration and multinational and multicultural projects management experience, he has been the main promoter of the "Industrial Cybersecurity" concept in Spanish, being recognized as the key Spanish and Latin-american expert in the area and participating as project leader, speaker, chairman and teacher in more than 30 countries all over the world.

He holds various cybersecurity certifications including CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control), CGEIT (Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CISA (Certified Information Security Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), GIAC Assessing Wireless Networks (GAWN), Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA), and Google Hacking & Defense (SSP-GHD), BSI BS 25999 & BS 7799 Lead Auditor (since 2002), and several additional vendor specific technical certifications. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the Univ. de Oviedo and is University Specialist in Data Protection by the Colegio Universitario Escorial Maria Cristina.

Samuel can be followed usually by his Blog and his twitter @infosecman (

Miguel García-Menéndez - Cybersecurity Management Systems Expert

A two decades-career veteran, Miguel García-Menéndez joined the Industrial Cybersecurity Center (CCI) in late 2014 as Corporate Governance & Strategy Principal to bring the "cyber" issue to the Industrial Sector's directors and executives.

Miguel's (Computer Engineer, University of Oviedo, SPAIN) first job was in the Steel Industry as Head of MES & HMI at an engineering firm located in the North of Spain, where he also became CIO. This let him know, first hand, the problems bound to I/OT (Information/Operational Technology) integration.

He has been also a consultant, auditor, lecturer and popularizer for fifteen years, in management consultancy firms, universities and forums from which he has helped other CIOs (and CISOs) to fulfill their obligations and gather more visibility within their organizations. As a result of such activity, Miguel, launched, in 2011, the Spanish think tank iTTi, which today serves an exclusive, international, community of corporate leaders concerned with the contribution that IT makes to their organizations' growth (and the cyber-consequences it is affected by).

Miguel has been part of ENISA's (European Network and Information Security Agency) external experts list; and he has been, and still is, Board member of several non-profit IT organizations.

He holds several cybersecurity-related qualifications like ISACA's Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), COBIT Foundation Certificate, COBIT Implementation Certificate, COBIT Assessor Certificate, COBIT Foundation Trainer, COBIT Implementation Trainer and COBIT Assessor Trainer. Prior to joining CCI, Miguel was Research Director at ISACA Madrid for six years.

You can follow Miguel's professional interests as well as his musings and recommendations via his Twitter profile, @MGarciaMenendez

José Valiente - Cybersecurity Management Systems Expert

José Valiente is General Manager and Manager of Coordination and Communication at the Industrial Cybersecurity Center. B.S. on Computer Science by the Universidad Pontificia of comillas, is a specialist in Security and Technology Consultancy. With more than 20 years of experience in consulting firms as Davinci Consulting and Tecnocom involved in projects related to IT and security for big companies and public enterprises he holds multiple certifications from security and IT vendors (Cisco CCNA y CCDA, System Security Mcafee, Security Specialist Juniper, Websense Certified Enginer, F5 Bigip Specialist y Radware certified security Specialist) as well as CISM from ISACA.

José is an expert in project management and has lead ISMS deployment projects for IBEX35 companies and public enterprises working with security top level teams. He has wide knowledge on ITIL and PMI and experience in providing training to industrial sectors companies and public enterprises.

Silvia Villanueva - Industrial Hacking Expert

With more than 15 years experience in technological risks management, and with a multidisciplinary profile that combines security areas both technical and strategic, Silvia has focused his career in managing and perform multiple projects in the field of Security and Protection of Information.

Pioneer in Spain in Industrial Safety, specializing in bastions of Servers and Security Reviews, Analysis and Design of Network Architecture and Network Security SCADA / ICS / DCS. Additionally she has the CISSP and ISC2 CSSLP, ISACA CISM and CISA, CEH EC-COUNCIL, CSSA Certification and GISCP IA (Industrial Cybersecurity Certification) GIAC, being focused -the last one- in Industrial Cybersecurity.


David Marco - Industrial Systems Expert

David Marco Freire is Industrial Cybersecurity Manager at Innotec System. He graduated with a degree in technical engineering and management information systems at the University Europa of Madrid.
He is certified in CCNA and CCNP. He is well-versed in the development tool "Visual Studio," has a strong base in the database systems "Oracle" and "Microsoft SQL," and has experience in industrial tools involved in data acquisition having worked with companies such as SmartPlant Instrumentation, the SmartPlant Foundation, RMOS, and WINCC.
He started in the software field as a developer, analyst, and head manager on several projects for many different companies including SINAP, CEDEX, PROA Financial, MetroRed-Online, Banco Santander Central Hispano, and Software-AG. At Tecnicas Reunidas, was Software Coordinator within the Department of Instrumentation and moved more towards the industrial sector due to his knowledge and expertise in both IT and OT.

He has participated in the realization of every project completed by Tecnicas Reunidas in the last seven years alongside clients including ARAMCO, GALP, PEMEX, SABIC, BOROURGE, PETRONAS, and REPSOL.

David Marco - Experto

Edorta Echave - Expert in Design and Security of Networks

He is BS in Computer Systems and Telecommunications and "Specialist in Design and Security of Networks" by the Public University of the Basque Country. He has directed his professional career around the communications infrastructures reaching certifications like CCNA and ITIL.

Enter the Industrial Cybersecurity Center in 2014 as an "Active Member" after passing the course "Advanced Cybersecurity Course in Industrial Control and Automation Systems" taught by INCIBE.

He is a Consultant, Industrial Cybersecurity Engineer at InnoTec, Grupo Entelgy - Cybersecurity Intelligence, where among other activities, he is responsible for the development, execution and supervision of projects under recommendations, standards and good practices. Previously he worked for GrupoCMC as an Industrial Cybersecurity Engineer Consultant,supporting in this last stage the design, development, implementation and support of technical-operative measures to secure the vehicle production facilities that the Mercedes-Benz manufacturer has in Its plant of Vitoria. Previously, in that same client, he worked as Senior Network and Security Administrator for a five-year period dealing with the operation, management and maintenance of communications equipment and perimeter security.

He is the author of the Blog and member of the Basque Country Computer Security Association "EuskalHack".

Joan Figueras - Expert in Forensic Analysis 

Joan Figueras is an engineer in Industrial Electronics and he holds a Master Degree in Information and Communications Technology Management. He worked over 20 years as IT Manager of companies in the professional services sector, specializing himself in Cybersecurity and Information Protection. He is also an IT Expert Witness providing his experience before the Court and he holds the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) certifications issued by ISACA.

Currently he is an independent consultant and researcher in the fields of Digital Forensics, Information Security Management Systems and Industrial Cybersecurity under his own brand i-Securify. He works closely with the law firm BROSA Abogados y Economistas regarding Privacy, Data Protection and Legal Compliance.

He is actively collaborating with a few professional associations in Spain, such as APEP (Spanish Association of Privacy Professionals), ISACA, ATI (Association of Information Technology Professionals) and ACPJT (IT Expert Witness Association), being a member of the Board of Directors of these last three organizations.

Member of ISACA Barcelona Chapter's team of trainers preparing for CISA/CISM certification exams he has participated as a speaker in conferences and panel discussions related to Industrial Cybersecurity both at national and international level.

Enrique Martín - Expert in IT/OT Integration Projects

Enrique Martín is the current Operations Manager for Iberia & LATAM of SecurityMatters. He has more than 25 years of experience in IT / OT technologies, most of them in security projects in the private and public sector. He has participated in European projects such as SCADALAB with the Spanish Institute of Cybersecurity (INCIBE) and CAMINO and EUCONCIP of S21sec, focused on testing the cyber resistance of essential service providers.

Now it is supporting some technological initiatives and solutions to protect critical infrastructures in Spain and other LATAM countries in projects related to networks of industrial control systems in these infrastructures.

He has different national and international certifications in the field of Industrial Cybersecurity, the last being the Black Level Professional by the CCI.

Javier Zubieta - Expert in Cybersecurity Diagnosis

Javier Zubieta is Director of Private Security for the UNED and Bachelor of Computing from the UPM.

With more than 20 years of experience in Cybersecurity, Javier is currently Head of Business Development of Cybersecurity in GMV and professor of the Master of Cybersecurity and Privacy of the Rey Juan Carlos University. He has previously been Director of Business Development of Security and Optimization, and CISO of Unitronics, in addition to having developed part of his professional career in the SIA firm, CERN, and having worked as an Information Security Business Analyst and professor adjunct of the Camilo José Cela University. Javier currently leads GMV's positioning around the Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Cybersecurity in Industrial Environments. He is a regular GMV speaker at specialized events, author of the Ciberdiccionario and TEDx speaker.


Jesús Mérida - Expert in Cybersecurity Project Management

He holds a degree from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a Master's Degree in Telecommunications from the UPM, developing a large part of his IT career in the logistics sector in large multinationals such as Exel Logistics, DHL or Grupo Lagardere in various management functions in the areas of Technology . At present it is the Corporate CISO of the group Técnicas Reunidas having previously developed IT management positions in the industrial area for large projects in the Middle East and Turkey.


Expert in project management, risk management, security management and highly trained teams with extensive experience of project implementation and IT governance and security models at both technical level (SIEM, IDS / IPS, Perimeter Security and EndPoint , Threat analytics, etc.), at organizational level (Design and implementation of business procedures with security as a focus in areas of procurement, HR, offers and commercial, R & D, Operation ... creation of policies for the use of technology and application to business, leadership, high-level interdisciplinary technical collaboration groups ...) or certification (ISO27001 Lead Auditor, Implementation ISO22301 and ISO2000)..


Belén Pérez - Expert in Cybersecurity IT/OT

Coordinator of the Industrial Cybersecurity Center for the region of Galicia. Network and Cybersecurity Engineer at Balidea Consulting & Programing.2nd member of the Official Association of Industrial Technical Engineers of Vigo. He has developed his professional career since 1999 in the IT world in Communications Operators and Consultants performing tasks of O & M, QA, Management of IT projects, among others, and during the last years in Cybersecurity projects.

Industrial Technical Engineer (University of A CORUÑA) and Degree in Industrial Electronics and Automatic Engineering (University of León).

Among its certifications has CCNA, CCNA-Security and CCNP-Routing & Switching of CISCO.

In the field of Industrial Cybersecurity has made different training: Security Workshop ICS / SCADA (CCI), Advanced Cybersecurity Course in Control Systems and Industrial Automation (INCIBE), Course Industrial Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CCI), Course Industrial Cybersecurity (COITI-VIGO).

As a member of the CIBERCOOPERANTES program of the INCIBE, he offers regular talks at educational centers, universities, associations and professional associations.


José Luis Laguna - Expert in Cybersecurity Management and Compliance

Jose Luis Laguna has more than 15 years of experience in engineering.

He is currently the technical director of Fortinet (global leader in high performance cybersecurity solutions) for Spain and Portugal and has been director of systems and CISO in the Técnicas Reunidas Group, one of the largest engineering firms in the world, specializing in the construction of plants petrofíferas and energy.

Jose Luis has ISO27000 Lead Auditor certifications by BSI and Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP).



Antonio Rodríguez - Manufacturing Execution Systems Expert (MES)

Antonio Rodriguez Usallán has over 25 years of experience in the area of instrumentation, automation and control of industrial processes in multinational companies. He is bachelor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering by the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

He is currently Manager of Industrial Control Systems, Process Automation and Industrial IT in Air Liquide Iberica de Gases for Spain and Portugal; International Expert for Air Liquide in the same technical area. He was member of the Executive Committee of professional association - ISA Spain, of which he was President. He collaborates as expert in Centro de Ciberseguridad Industrial (CCI) since it was created.

He has participated as a speaker in conferences and events about process automation, industrial control and industrial IT organized by private companies, universities and professional associations.

Claudio Caracciolo - Industrial Hacking Expert

He is CCI Coordinator for Latinamerica. Among other positions and degrees, such as:

  • Chief Security Ambassador at Eleven Paths
  • ISSA Argentina Chapter's President (2011-2013 and 2013-2015)
  • Coordinator at Centro de Ciberseguridad Industrial ( in Argentina
  • Co-Founder at Root-Secure SRL
  • Information Security Consultant with international certifications, mainly oriented on penetration test techniques, but with a particular passion by social engineering.
  • Unconditional collaborator of nonprofit associations oriented to information security, nationally and internationally., and member of ISSA International, OWASP Chapter's Buenos Aires, Usuaria, Secure Our City Buenos Aires, Member of the academic committee of Segurinfo from 2007 to the present.
  • Speaker at TEDxUTN 2012 ( and in numerous conferences, such as ISACA LatinCacs, ISACA Lima Full Day, BR Campus Party 2014, Ec Campus Party 2011, Owasp Latam Tour 2011/12 and 13, Segurinfo 2007-2014, 8dot8 (2011-2014), and other major events.
  • Instructor and exposer in national and international events on issues oriented to Ethical Hacking, Methodologies Defense, Platforms Hardering, Social Engineering and so on...
  • With my partners at Root-Secure Argentina, author of: "Ethical Hacking, a methodological approach" (Spanish book, ISBN-13: 978-9871609017)
  • Co-Organizer of MS Doing Blue conference.

More information at:

  • @holesec

Javier Pagès López - Forensic Analysis Expert

Javier Pages is Computer Engineer and CIO & SOC Director at Arkossa Smart Solutions, SL.

He is also founder partner and CEO at Informática Forense, SL, company, where since 2006 he focused on Computer Forensics, Security Expert Witness, Digital Evidences, and Security Audits.

He was previously founder partner of ArsNova Sistemas de información, SL (disappeared in 2009), in this company he was Director of computing and R&D from 1993 to 1996 (the year in which left the company). For that entrepreneurship, in 1995 he received the "Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year of Castilla and Leon", organized by the School of Business at the University of Valladolid.

He has over 25 years experience in computer industry, performing various leadership roles in both national and international IT companies. He is a member of CCII - General Council of Professional Computer Engineering; President of AI2 - Spanish Federation of Engineers in Computer; member of infoPeritos (Legal Informatics and expert opinion at the Association of Engineers of Madrid); President-Founder and current Treasurer of ISSA-Spain - Spanish Association for Security of Information Systems; and member of many other national and international professional associations (ISOC - Internet Society, CommerceNet ...); Chief Auditor ISO / IEC 27001: 2005, by the British Standards Institution (2010); Developing Expert Systems for Electronic Commerce, University of Salamanca (2010); and member of the Technical Standards Committee of AENOR AEN / CTN197 on Expert Reports.

He has extensive experience in the field of computer security, involved on many Professional Associations. He also collaborates with law-enforcement organisations and public institutions in Spain.

Ignacio Álvarez

Ignacio Álvarez - Industrial Networks Expert

Industrial Engineer specializing in Industrial Organization and with an Engineering Degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation. Sensors, Process Analytics and Industrial Communications Area Manager at Siemens and president of the Spanish Association of PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link. In the last 23 years, his professional development has been related to the industrial automation field and more specifically to the industrial communications speciality.

Among other additional degrees, has holds a Master Executive MBA from the University of Alcalá and a Master Degree in Communications by Siemens Nixdorf.