PhD in Telecommunications Engineering by Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and postdoc researcher in network security by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M).
He is a cybersecurity Tech Lead for more than 18 years and has published more than 60 academic publications (IEEE, ACM, JCR, hacking conferences…), books, patents and computer security tools. He has also worked in advanced projects with European Organisms, public bodies and multinational companies (global 500). For over almost two decades, he has been involved in security architecture design, penetration tests, forensic analysis, mobile and wireless environments, and information security research (leading technical and scientific teams). He created two startups: CriptoCert (focused on the development of training and technologies to improve cryptographic knowledge) and BeRealTalent (technology to detect and improve soft skills).
Alfonso frequently takes part as a speaker in hacking and cybersecurity conferences (STIC CCN-CERT, DeepSec, HackInTheBox, Virus Bulletin, Ekoparty, BlackHat USA, BlackHat Europe, BSIDES Panama, RootedCon, 8.8, Cybersecurity Summer Bootcamp INCIBE, No cON Name, GSICKMinds, C1b3rwall academy, Cybercamp, Secadmin, JNIC, Ciberseg,X1RedMasSegura, Navaja Negra, T3chfest, Shellcon, H-c0n…) and commercial and academic security conferences (+60 talks). He is certified by CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CEHv8 (Certified Ethical Hacker), CHFIv8 (Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator), OSWP (Offensive Security Wireless Professional), CES (Certified Encryption Specialist) and CCSK (Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge). Several academic and professional awards (Hall Fame Google, TOP50 Spain-2020 Cybersecurity Blue Team [IDG Research], etc.). Professor in several university master’s degree programs (cybersecurity)
He is co-editor of the Spanish Thematic Network of Information Security and Cryptography (CRIPTORED), where he develops and coordinates several projects about cybersecurity and advanced training, with great impact in Spain and Latam.»