Online Course on Cybersecurity and Blockchain: tackling irrastreability in the network


Program Description

Course objective

Through this online course we aim to give a basic and generalized vision of the current situation in terms of security in ICT matters, and the tools that we can use to secure our actions on the network (cryptocurrencies, electronic transactions).


4 weeks (1 module per week). Materials for the comprehension of the subject are offered, such as presentations, guides, recommended readings, test of overcoming the subject, program of solution of doubts and tutorials. In addition, videoconferences of 1 hour duration will be held for each block to be able to converse live with the teaching staff.

Target audiences

It is an open course focused on professionals in the areas of economics, law and technology who want to know the new challenges in terms of cybersecurity, cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Academic program

Module 1: Cybersecurity

Teacher: Enrique Avila

  • 1.1. Fundamental concepts of cybersecurity and cyber intelligence
  • 1.2. Regulation and applicable legal framework
  • 1.3 Threats in the network

We will have the opportunity in this block to analyze the new paradigm of Information Security: Blockchain. Specifically, the Blockchain as an opportunity in terms of digital identity and consensus technologies as a distributed security model.

Module 2: Cryptoeconomics and cryptocurrencies

Teacher: Sergio Muñoz

  • 2.1 Basic concepts. Origin
  • 2.2 Legal regulation: Custody obligations.
  • 2.3 Smart contracts

The origin of the cryptocurrency will be reviewed, its classes and the different approaches to its classification from a legally valid framework. Likewise, the custody modalities and the implicit risks will be seen. Finally, the concept of smart contracts will be introduced for later and through real examples describe its operation and legal accommodation.

Module 3: Markets and digital means of payment

Teacher: Ana Gella Valdés

  • 3.1 Bitcoin
  • 3.2 Ethereum
  • 3.3 Rest of cryptocurrencies

In this module we will analyze in detail the origin of the two best known cryptocurrency: bitcoin and ethereum, as well as the main similarities and differences between them in order to analyze the situation of cryptocurrency in 2018.

Module 4: Blockchain Technology

Teacher: Ramón Miralles

  • 4.1 Concept and origins
  • 4.2 Legal regulation
  • 4.3 Key systems

In this module an approach to the technical concept of blockchain will be made, explaining its operation, as well as its classes (public, private) starting from its sociological origin, to better understand the why of the emergence of the blockchain. Also, a legal vision on applicable regulation will be offered, and the main challenges that this technology faces.


The people who pass the course will receive an academic certificate equivalent to 60 hours of training from Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset .

The Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset reserves the right to cancel the Master's edition, if there is not enough students to guarantee the viability of the same.


The registration fee for this course is € 600. This course has a scholarship and discount program.

The deadline to register is February 5.

To formalize the registration application, fill out the following registration form.

Management and coordination mechanisms

The graduates have a structure that includes an academic direction, the teachers responsible for each module and the tutor. For the fulfillment of the functions that have been assigned to it, all the programs have the support of the GOBERNA technical team.

The direction of the program corresponds to establish the objectives of the diploma course, and ensure the articulation of the contents of each module with the general and specific competencies that have been raised. The teachers of the modules are specialists in the topics taught throughout the program. Their knowledge and extensive professional trajectory allow them to direct the training activities contemplated in the program and assess the performance of the participants, after the delivery of each module.

Finally, the tutor has been conceived as a figure to accompany the students and support the coordinators of the modules, throughout the program. Its functions are the following:

  • Carry out a personalized monitoring of the performance of the participants, during the delivery of the modules.
  • Ensure that students complete the evaluation activities provided in the academic calendar.
  • Support the coordinators of the modules in administrative tasks and compliance with the deadlines set in the academic calendar.
  • Elevate to the program coordinator the incidents that may arise during the development of academic activities.

General recommendations during academic activities

Preparation of class material

Class material will be available in the virtual classroom, including presentations made by teachers in class. It is essential that the participants prepare the teaching materials beforehand, individually prepare notes with their evaluations of their content, and actively participate in the debates that are promoted in the virtual forum. The latter is usually evaluated.

Participants are provided with a guide on how to analyze a case study, which can be downloaded in the general information area of the course.

About streaming classes

The streaming classes will begin at 16:30 hours in Spain and will last for one hour, there may be changes in the time set for reasons of force majeure. In any case, the Goberna team will promptly inform of the changes that occur in the initial planning.

The day and time of the sessions will be specified in the teaching guides of each module. For those participants who can not connect at the moment, the sessions will be recorded so that they can see them whenever they wish.

In the final part of the streaming, students will have the possibility to ask directly the teachers of each module, in order to clarify or expand those aspects they consider appropriate.

Evaluation system

The evaluation system of each module is specified in the didactic guides and includes the percentages of qualification of each activity proposed by the teacher, as well as the evaluation criteria. In order to pass the program, it is a requirement to approve the modules and have done all the evaluable activities that have been included in the academic calendar. The closing week is considered a recovery for those participants who, for justified reasons, have had to postpone the development of an activity. However, it is important to keep in mind that group activities do not recover.

A key aspect of the evaluation is the active participation of the students in the discussions of the virtual forums. In this sense, it is advisable that they regularly access the virtual classroom and share their points of view with the rest of the participants and teachers. The coordination of the program and the tutor will give them timely information on each stage of the program, through a weekly message on the bulletin board.

Student support services

Governance Familiarization - Introductory Module.

The planning of each program includes a one-week student familiarization period, in which an introductory module is developed, in which information about GOBERNA Latin America and its technical team is made available to you; the characteristics of the case method, the evaluation system and the use of the virtual campus tools. Participants have a general guide to the program, where they can consult the academic calendar and the detailed description of the training and assessment activities that are launched.

Personalized follow-up of the participants

The tutors monitor the performance of the participants daily, verifying their degree of participation in the training activities and the results they obtain in the module evaluations. They carry out a regular update of the virtual campus with news of interest to the students, and send reminders of the tasks that they must carry out, according to the academic calendar. The monitoring done by the tutors is key to guide the participants in time management and keep them motivated during the development of the program.

The monitoring is done taking into account the profile and needs of each student. The tools of the virtual campus are used to obtain information on the access of the participants to the contents of the program, and their involvement in discussion or debate activities. Additionally, personalized contacts are made by email and by phone calls to find out the causes of low student participation, if this occurs. During face-to-face sessions, students can hold meetings with tutors to establish the most appropriate communication channels throughout the program.

Consultations and tutorials

The students have a series of tools that allow them to make daily queries about the content of the modules and transmit, to those responsible for the program, any incident that may arise in its development. The tutors keep a record of the consultations made by the participants and are committed to responding within a period not exceeding 72 hours.

The tutorials are carried out by activating virtual forums or arranging phone calls between the participants and the coordinators of the modules. In any case, it is the responsibility of the program management to define the most appropriate modality based on the needs of the modules and the number of participants enrolled in the program.

Consultations with teachers must be made through the virtual campus, avoiding the use of email. Inquiries can be addressed through forums or direct messages.

Virtual campus

The Virtual Campus is an online teaching and interaction platform that GOBERNA Latin America offers to teaching staff and training participants. This support facilitates the rapprochement between teachers and students and allows access to academic content. It is an educational support for face-to-face sessions and a basic tool for the development of virtual sessions.

Students must access the virtual Campus through the FOM Community page The academic coordination of the program will provide them with a username and password so that they can have access. To familiarize yourself with the operation of this platform, basic instructions for use will be provided.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

El Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset, IUIOG, es un centro de excelencia en posgrado adscrito a la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Especializado desde hace más de 30 años en e ... Read More

El Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset, IUIOG, es un centro de excelencia en posgrado adscrito a la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Especializado desde hace más de 30 años en el desarrollo e impartición de doctorados y másteres de alta calidad en los ámbitos de las Ciencias Sociales, las Humanidades y las Ciencias de la Salud, sus programas cuentan con reconocimiento oficial y, también, por ranking de prestigio. Read less