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Cybersecurity, Strategy and Defense

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Transversal Subjects Cybersecurity, Strategy and Defense

One does not need engineering knowledge in order to learn to hack, and I will prove it to you

How do you know if your home Wi-Fi network is compromised? Do you think anonymity is possible online? We will answer all these questions and many more in this subject, where you will obtain the necessary knowledge to face the main cyberattacks that are taking place in our surroundings, know how to analyze the security of a Wi-Fi network, discover hidden information in various files, and obtain information from open sources.

Learning Goals

  • Analyze existing threats in cyberspace.
  • Audit Wi-Fi networks.
  • Know the basic principles of ethical hacking.
  • Vulnerability scan.
  • Collect information from open sources (OSINT).

Learning Goals


  • Module 1: Introduction to cybersecurity and hacking
  • Module 2: GNU/Linux
  • Module 3: Scanning and exploitation (pentesting)
  • Module 4: Wi-Fi network audit
  • Module 5: OSINT
  • Module 6: CTF


Adrián Nicolás Marchal González  Professor of Cybersecurity

Adrián Nicolás Marchal González

For those who want to better understand the world in which they live

In order to understand the current situation, we must delve into the conceptual framework of Strategy, Security and Defense, starting with the classical thinkers, from Sun Tzu to Carl Von Clausewitz, including Machiavelli. The work of these authors and that of other Spanish military thinkers is key to understanding the invariable nature of war, despite the continuous evolution of its nature.

From a critical point of view, we must ask ourselves what are the causes and aspects of conflicts. Reflecting on it, we will be able to understand the positions and points of view of the different belligerent states or actors. Analyzing current conflicts will help us to better understand the global strategic landscape and analyze all its richness and complexity, after which we can study possible solutions.

Spain enjoys a key strategic position in world geography. A bicontinental, Mediterranean and also Atlantic country that, like the most relevant countries in the world, has designed a full National Security Strategy.

This security strategy is key to understanding the threats and challenges that Spain, as a NATO and European Union country, must respond to. The Spanish Armed Forces play a key role in the Security and Defense of Spain, in addition to carrying out numerous commitments with our allies and friendly countries. In this sense, it is necessary to know how the Armed Forces are organized, and how their operational use is designed.

You will never see the world as you saw it before after taking this subject.

Learning Goals

  • Understand, distinguish and contextualize the most relevant concepts related to Strategy, Security and Defense.
  • Analyze the global strategic context.
  • Identify the essential elements of Security and Defense in Spain.

Subject Contents

Strategy and Defense

  • Module 1: Evolution of strategic thinking
  • Module 2: Global Strategic Overview and 21st Century Operating Environment
  • Module 3: Crisis management: causes, aspects and resolution of conflicts
  • Module 4: National Security
  • Module 5: Spanish Military Strategy


Evaristo Jaime Gutiérrez del Castillo Professor of Strategy and Defense

Marine Corps Colonel Evaristo Jaime Gutiérrez del Castillo