Nelson Escravana

Nelson Escravana is Director of the Communications & Cybersecurity Unit at INOV, where he is also a board member. Mr. Escravana has over 20 years’ professional experience, actively participating in R&D and integration projects as a technical leader and project manager in the fields of penetration testing, technological developments for intrusion detection, forensic auditing, and mobile authentication, and has been a leading security auditor. He has participated in multiple projects and studies for the Portuguese government, European Space Agency (ESA), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In 2011, Mr. Escravana was responsible for the creation and management of the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC) shared service center (INESC Serviços), which includes INESC CSIRT (cyber incident response group). He earned a degree in computer science engineering and management post-graduation, both from the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. He can be reached at