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José Francisco Ruiz

Mr. José Francisco Ruiz is a senior cybersecurity consultant and technical project manager at Atos. He obtained his bachelor degree and Master Thesis degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Malaga in 2008 and 2012 respectively and is currently finishing his PhD focused on cybersecurity engineering. He has been working in European research projects from more than twelve years in different organizations across Europe. He has lead cybersecurity research activities and act as technical project management in many different projects, among others in FP6 Serenity (security and dependability for AmI), FP7 SecFutur (security engineering for systems of systems), Coco Cloud (security in the cloud), and several H2020 projects. He has been technical project coordinator of the H2020 VisiOn project (security and privacy for public administrations) and is project coordinator of the H2020 project FISHY (cybersecurity for supply chain). Previously he was project coordinator of the H2020 project SMESEC (cybersecurity for SMEs). Additionally, he led the research and creation of a cybersecurity agenda for collaboration of Europe and Japan in the H2020 EUNITY project. His interests include cybersecurity engineering, cybersecurity in the cloud, data protection, and distributed systems. He has also several publications in national and international conferences, journals and books and has served in organization committees and as reviewer in different conferences and workshops. Finally, he is a member of the “Expert Community” of Atos in the cybersecurity domain, and the scientific and innovation committee of ECSO together with being co-chair of the “cybersecurity for verticals” sub-working group.


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