Director of the National Centre for the Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Cybersecurity
Secretary of State for Security, Ministry of the Interior

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 12 years now.

Currently, he coordinates the drafting and development of diverse regulation on CIP and NIS 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.