Carlos leads ICANN’s global engagement with the trust and public safety communities (law enforcement, national cyber security centers, incident response teams, threat intelligence, and operational security). His portfolio includes trust-groups, national/defense/police response teams, and organizations like the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), the Global Cyber Alliance or the Cyber Defence Alliance, among others.
Since 1998 he started focusing on topics related to cybercrime, software anti-piracy, and information security from a legal perspective. Carlos has internationally published articles on piracy and terrorism, cybercrime, botnets, digital evidence, criminal aspects related to the use of honeypots, legal aspects of information security standards, the Budapest Convention, and other related matters. He taught computer law, legal aspects of information security and intellectual property in two universities in Bogota, Colombia and has lectured before many different audiences in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Carlos is a former co-chair of M3AAWG’s Anti-Phishing Special Interest Group and is a founder and co-chair of M3AAWG’s Names and Numbers Committee. Also, he is a co-founder of the DNS Abuse Special Interest Group at FIRST.
Carlos is an attorney graduated from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and has studies on networking with TCP/IP from UCLA.