Francesco Morelli is the Head of Corporate Protection in Terna, where he previously held responsibility for “Physical Security and Emergency Management” and “Information Security” for all the companies of the Group.
In the field of security for over 15 years, he worked as a Carabinieri Officer (Italian Military Police with civilian duties) at the Corps’ General Headquarters, where he served in increasingly important positions throughout his career, dealing with web platforms, automotive systems and mobile applications as Head of "Internet and Intranet Communication". Graduated in Computer Engineering at the
Polytechnic University of Milan and the Technical University of Hamburg, he has refined his cyber security skills through year of training, acquiring crucial knowledge and skills in detecting and combating digital crimes.
From an international prospective, he was, in 2009, a member of the training team of the European project PHARE, in charge of activities aimed at increasing the use of web technologies in the "Human Rights" sector in Turkey.
In 2016, he was involved in the creation of an online cybercrime reporting platform in the Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), which was part of a strategic project funded by the European Union.
He lectured at UniMol’s Cyber Security Master’s Degree, focusing his lessons on "Web Site Threats", "Cybercrime" and "Deep and Dark Web".
ISACA member with CISM certification, he is part of ENTSO-E's "Critical Systems Protection" Working Group (association of the main European TSOs), where he has recently been selected as contact point with ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security).