Since he founded one of the first IT Security consultancies in Spain, Ismael Valenzuela has participated as a security professional in numerous international projects in the last 13 years.

He currently works as Principal Architect at Intel Security (Foundstone Professional Services) where he delivers high quality security consultancy and training on a wide variety of topics, including security assessments, penetration testing, risk analysis, ISO/IEC 27001 implementation, security architecture design and review, IDS/IPS technology, traffic analysis, log correlation, incident handling and digital forensic analysis.

Prior to joining Foundstone, Ismael worked as Global IT Security Manager for iSOFT Group Ltd, one of the world’s largest providers of healthcare IT solutions, focusing on establishing and managing the IT Security program in more than 40 countries while providing risk-driven strategic planning, defining an ISO 27001 compliant policy framework and working with the applications team to ensure that security was embedded into their SDLC.

Author of security articles for Hakin9, INSECURE Magazine and the SANS Forensics Blog, Ismael also serves on the GIAC Advisory Board and is a Community SANS Instructor for the Computer Forensics and Intrusion Detection tracks.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Malaga (Spain), is certified in Business Administration, and holds several professional certifications including GREM, GCFA, GCIA, GCIH, GPEN, GCUX, GCWN, GWAPT, GSNA, CISSP, ITIL, CISM and IRCA 27001 Lead Auditor from Bureau Veritas UK.

ismael.valenzuela [at] gmail.com

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