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 Managing Director in Accenture Security, 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 (

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 landed in the world of Industrial Cyber Security 10 years ago. He started implementing cybersecurity measures in Oil & Gas projects with Técnicas Reunidas for clients such as SABIC, ARAMCO, GALP, etc.

Now it's Industrial CyberSecutity Manager in Accenture Security

David is one of the recognized national and international experts in industrial cybersecurity. He is a collaborator with the Industrial Cybersecurity Center, member of the ISA99 committee (IEC 62443). Professor at several universities

Edorta Echave

Edorta Echave - Specialist in Network Design and Security

He is a Senior Technician in Computer Systems and Telecommunications and "Specialist in Network Design and Security" from the Public University of the Basque Country. He has directed his professional career around communications infrastructures, reaching certifications such as CCNA, ITIL, SIEMENS CPIN Security, Nozomi Networks Certified Engineer, and specific training in security products and solutions.

He currently works as a Technical Consultant in Industrial Cybersecurity for Secure&IT, a company that since June 2019 is part of the LKS NEXT cooperative group belonging to the Mondragon Corporation. First business organization in the Basque Country and tenth in Spain, with representation on five continents.

He has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Industrial Cybersecurity, having participated, among others, in the development, execution and supervision of projects; deployment of technical solutions; network design; advice; Consulting and support for companies in the Automotive, Aeronautics, Power Generation and Manufacturing Industry sectors.

He shares his professional activity with different teaching tasks such as professor at the "Professional School of Industrial Cybersecurity", University Master's degrees and Vocational Training Centers, having participated as a speaker in outstanding reference events such as "IndusSec"; "Basque Industry 4.0" - The Meeting Point"; "STIC CCN-CERT Conference"; "Advanced Factories"; among others.

He is author and founder of the Blog pioneer in the dissemination of articles related to Industrial Cybersecurity where he periodically publishes research articles.

Joan Figueras - Expert in Forensic Analysis 

Graduated in Electronic Industrial Engineering and Master in Information and Communication Systems Management, he has more than 20 years of experience as head of IT departments in several companies in the services sector, specializing during the last decade in cybersecurity and information protection. He is a Technological Judicial Expert certified by the ACPJT (Catalan Association of Technological Judicial Experts) and holds the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) certifications from ISACA.

Currently, he collaborates as a GRC consultant (Government, Risks and Compliance) in GOVERTIS Advisory Services developing projects for the implementation of information security management systems (ISMS) and Industrial Cybersecurity Management System (ICMS).

He actively participates in various professional associations such as APEP (Spanish Professional Association of Privacy), ISACA, ATI (Association of Computer Technicians) and ACPJT, forming part of the Board of Directors of these last three with different responsibilities in each of them.

He is part of the team of ISACA Barcelona trainers for the preparation of the CISA / CISM / CSX certifications and has participated as a speaker in conferences and round tables related to industrial cybersecurity both nationally and internationally.

Enrique Martín - Expert in IT/OT Integration Projects

Enrique Martín is OT Business Development Consultant at TITANIUM. 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

Jesús Mérida is Chief Information Security Officer at Iberia; 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.


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.

Agustín Valencia Gil-Ortega

Agustín Valencia Gil-Ortega - Expert of Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructures

Industrial Engineer by ICAI, with additional training in different areas such as Maintenance Management, BWR Nuclear Technology and more recently Director of Security and Master of Information Security. With more than 15 years of experience, he has covered all areas of the world of energy, from Engineering to Operation and Maintenance in combined cycle and nuclear power plants.

Since 2011, responsible for cybersecurity in the nuclear sector. Leading the development of plans and analysis of cybersecurity risks in critical infrastructures in accordance with the PIC Law. Also as Head of Engineering of instrumentation and control and cybersecurity projects, modernizing distributed control platforms and introducing cybersecurity from the design or redesigning network architectures and control systems focused on bastion, segmentation of networks, whitelisting and SIEM-IDS on systems of the main manufacturers (GE, Honeywell, Schneider-Electric, etc).

Currently Responsible for OT in the area of ​​Global Cybersecurity of Iberdrola, coordinating OT strategies between the different businesses of its corporation (Generation, Renewables, Networks, Smartgrids) and collaborator with ISA 99/62443 for field devices and with ISA84 / 61511 for integration with 62443.

Diego Andrés Zuluaga

Diego Andrés Zuluaga - Cybersecurity expert of critical infrastructures

Systems Engineer, Management Specialist and Executive MBA, Internationally certified in ICT risks and management, information security and industrial control systems, With more than 20 years of experience in information security, cybersecurity and security of industrial control systems He has been, among others, an international consultant with KPMG for public and private sector companies, he is currently responsible for information security in one of the most important electricity generation and marketing companies in his country, Member of the Council's Supervision and Cybersecurity Committee Nacional de Operación de Colombia, where he is the leader in cybersecurity, is a founding member of the National Cyber Critical Infrastructure Board, is the national coordinator in Colombia of the Industrial Cybersecurity Center, and has been awarded two times with the most important continental award in its field. Americas Information Security Leadership Awards de (ISC) ², highlighted as Outstanding Young Man from Antioquia and Colombia in technological development by the International Junior Chamber in the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Program, member of the winning team of the International Ciberex2016 and awarded by the Colombian National Police for his support in training at the institution. In general, it contributes in different scenarios to improving the cybersecurity of national critical infrastructures.

In the academic field for more than 20 years he has created subjects, programs, seminars and workshops as well as teaching undergraduate, postgraduate courses in public and private universities in his country related to information security and industrial cybersecurity. In addition, he has been a lecturer in multiple international settings including invitations as an expert by the Organization of American States (OAS), the European Commission, the Industrial Cybersecurity Center (CCI), the Regional Energy Integration Commission (CIER), The Regional Association of Oil and Natural Gas Companies (ARPEL), the Latin American Community of Consultants and Advisors in Risk and Security Management (CODALCA) and the world conference on cybersecurity for Critical Assets (CS4CA), as well as multiple levels of government and the Colombian industry.

Agustín Valencia Gil-Ortega

Jose Luis Laguna - Expert in Industrial Hacking

Jose Luis Laguna has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, he has been director of systems and CISO in the Técnicas Reunidas Group, one of the largest engineering companies in the world, specialized in the construction of oil and power plants.

He currently leads the Fortinet engineering team for Spain and Portugal.