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Telefónica opens ‘cybersecurity club’

Telefónica Tech and the Spanish Association for Quality have announced the creation of the 'CISO Club' for cyberspace professionals. CISO is used as acronym for 'chief information security officer'.

Speaking in a statement released by Telefónica, a spokesperson described it as: “A space that will serve as a meeting point for cybersecurity professionals to find solutions and answers to their day-to-day issues through cooperation and knowledge exchange.” The club was officially opened by Telefónica COO, María Jesús Almazor, MD of AEC, Avelino Brito, and secretary general of the European Data Supervisor, Leonardo Cervera.

Other organisations represented at the initial meeting included Govertis, the National Cybersecurity Institute, ISACA, the National Cryptologic Centre, and many more.

The spokesperson continued: “The club was created with the commitment to centralise all the information and knowledge needs of CISOs and cybersecurity managers in the public and private sectors. Both national and international.

“It is intended to serve as a guide for anyone interested in this specialisation, especially young people with higher education and university degrees, or professionals seeking to orientate or reorientate their professional career towards the world of cybersecurity.”

Almazor said: "The creation of the 'CISO Club' is an initiative aimed at joining forces, encouraging the sharing of knowledge between companies and institutions in order to offer a better service to customers, and promoting a society that is better trained, educated and aware of cybersecurity from an early age".

According to the company, Telefónica currently employs around 2,000 cybersecurity professionals, with a digital operations centre operating in Madrid and Bogotá.