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Security Technology Centre (CETSE)

It brings together the technological units of the Secretary of State for Security of the Ministry of the Interior

What´s CETSE?

The Security Technology Centre (CETSE) is the headquarters of the Deputy Directorate General of Communication and Information and Systems for Security (SGSICS), as the implementing body for the specific functions of this Deputy Direction and the R+D+i policies of the Governing Body, in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 734/2020 of 4 august, which develops the basic organic structure of the Spanish Ministry of the Interior.

CETSE, inaugurated on April 20, 2016, is located in the town of El Pardo (Madrid) and, in addition to SGSICS, houses the National Center for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CNPIC).

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What´s the SGSICS?

Deputy Directorate General of Communication and Information and Systems for Security (SGSICS)

Reports to the Secretary of State for Security, is based on the functions assigned to it by Royal Decree 734/2020 of 4 august, which develops the basic organic structure of the Ministry of the Interior.

The mission of the SGSICS is to propose, plan, coordinate and implement databases, information systems and communications systems for its use by the State Security Forces and Corps (FFCCSE), enabling them to carry out their work of safeguarding the rights, freedoms and security of citizens in a more efficient and effective manner.

The development and maintenance of general purpose applications, including those related to the digital transformation and the Central Services in the scope of the Ministry’s Undersecretariat, as well as the management of the Security Technology Centre (CETSE) as the body for implementing the specific functions of this Deputy Directorate and the R&D&I policies of the Governing Body.

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What´s the CNPIC?

National Center for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CNPIC)

The National Center for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CNPIC) is the body of the Ministry of the Interior responsible for the promotion, coordination and supervision of all the activities entrusted to the Secretary of State for Security in relation to the protection of critical infrastructures in the national territory.

The Spanish legislation on critical infrastructure protection establishes the need to guarantee the adequate provision of essential services through mechanisms that enable the security of this type of infrastructure, a task entrusted to the CNPIC, which assists the Secretary of State for Security in his functions.

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What´s the OCC?

The Cybersecurity Coordination Office (OCC)

The Cybersecurity Coordination Office (OCC) is the technical coordination body of the Ministry of the Interior in cybersecurity matters. Among its functions is the exercise of authority in matters of network security and information systems for operators of essential services designated as critical operators, held by the Secretary of State for Security.

It is also the national point of contact for operational coordination for the exchange of information regarding attacks against information systems, according to Directive 2013/40/EU; it is also the specific channel of communication between the national CSIRTs of reference and the Secretary of State for Security and carries out the technical coordination in cybersecurity matters between this Secretary of State and its dependent bodies.

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Director of CETSE

Deputy Director General of Communication and Information and Systems for Security – Secretary of State for Security

Manuel Jesús Izquierdo Bernal, a member of the LV promotion of the General Military Academy and a graduate in General Staff and Military Informatics, holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, a degree in Law from the Antonio de Nebrija University and a Master's Degree in Security from the National University of Distance Education, a Master's Degree in Data Protection, Transparency and Access to Information from the CEU San Pablo University and a Master's Degree in Information and Communications Systems from the Rey Juan Carlos University.

Likewise, his education is complemented with additional advanced courses that reinforce his experience in critical areas of security and data management such as the Advanced Course for Data Protection Delegates of the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset, Advanced Course in Economic and Technical Management, Advanced Course in Judicial Police and Advanced Course in Criminalistics, among others.

He currently holds the position of Deputy Director General of Information Systems and Communications for Security (SGSICS) and Director of the Security Technology Center (CETSE) of the Ministry of the Interior.

Previously, he has been in charge of the Telecommunications Service and has held the position of Data Protection Delegate of the Civil Guard, being responsible for the Global Communications Contract of the Guardia Civil and leading both the technological renewal and the design and implementation of the different cybersecurity tools.

During this period, in addition to the activity related to the management, control, maintenance and technological development of computer systems, telecommunications and special equipment, he has participated in the management of the implementation of critical systems of the Ministry of the Interior such as the Integrated System of Digital Emergency Radiocommunications of the State (SIRDEE), the platform for citizen communication with the State Security Forces and Corps (ALERTCOPS), the Integrated System for External Surveillance (SIVE), the intermediation nodes with the Schengen Information System (SIS), the Global System against Drones SIGLO-CD, . ..

Likewise, it is worth mentioning its dedication to technological innovation and management, both of European funds Horizon H2020 and H2023, as well as projects carried out with the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

Throughout his more than 23 years of professional career, in addition to the specialized technical and management environment, he has worked in other areas, such as national research units or training at the Officers Academy of Aranjuez, having received numerous distinctions, both civilian and military, Among them, the Distinguished Cross of 1st Class of the Order of San Raimundo de Peñafort, awarded by the Ministry of Justice, the Cross of Military Merit, the Cross of Aeronautical Merit, the Cross of Civil Merit, the Cross of Police Merit or the Cross of Merit of the Civil Guard in its Silver and White Distinctive categories, among others, as well as his membership in the Royal and Military Order of San Hermenegildo.

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Awards and recognitions

Granted to the Security Technology Centre (CETSE)

ENISE Award 2010 to the best service or project with DNIe

ENISE Award 2010 to the best service or project with DNIe ABC system for automated border control

AUTELSI Award in the category Development of the Information Society, 2014

AUTELSI Award in the category Development of the Information Society, 2014 Incident and Response Service for Critical Infrastructures and Strategic Operators

Computerworld 2015 Award for Best Big Data Project

Computerworld 2015 Award for Best Big Data Project for passenger name records

SOCINFO CIS General State Administration Award, 2015.

SOCINFO CIS General State Administration Award, 2015. ALERTCOPS

SIC Magazine Award (New public channel with the State Security Forces and Corps) 2015.

SIC Magazine 2015 Award New public channel with the State Security Forces and Corps for security alerts

United Arab Emirates Award for the Best M-Government Project, 2016.

United Arab Emirates Award for the Best M-Government Project, 2016. ALERTCOPS

EnerTIC Awards 2016 BEST SMART CLOUD Project, 2016.

EnerTIC Awards 2016 BEST SMART CLOUD Project, 2016

European Foundation Award for Missing Persons QSDGlobal 2017

QSDGlobal 2017 Award European Foundation for Missing Persons for the best technological, scientific and/or field work application

Meninas 2019 Award - For its work on women's safety.

Meninas 2019 Award - For its work on women's safety. ALERTCOPS

ASIS International Award 2019 for the best security installation.

ASIS International 2019 Award for the best security installation Project Ceuta Safe City