Head of Operations, National Cybersecurity Agency (ACN), Italy
Gianluca Galasso, Italian National Cybersecurity Agency Head of Operations/CSIRT Italia Directorate Former Rear Admiral of the Italian Navy, Gianluca Galasso boasts over thirty years of experience in the telecommunications and cybersecurity sector acquired through his military career, during which he held important sector positions in the technical-operational field, including the management of the main telecommunications and information technology Directorate of the Navy and the command of three surface combat vessels. Since 2017, after the transition to the roles of Presidency of the Council of Ministers in a managerial position, he took part in the process of defining and developing the national cybersecurity architecture. In this role he contributed to the implementation in Italy of the NIS Directive and to the definition of the operational guidelines of the law on the National Cyber Security Perimeter. He also participated in the process of setting up the National Cybersecurity Agency, in whose roles he took office on September 15th, 2021 as Head of the Operations/ CSIRT Italia Directorate.