Ing. Aleš Špidla studied technical cybernetics. In 2011, as the director of the Cyber Security Department at the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic, he drafted the cyber security strategy of the Czech Republic and participated in discussions on the substantive intent and then the Cyber Security Act itself. He also worked as the head of the informatics section of the State Institute for Drug Control, director of the Department of Security Policies of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, manager of the risk management department at Price Waterhouse Coopers, then at the state enterprise CENDIS, s.p. as a specialist for cyber security and in the state enterprise NAKIT, s.p. as head of department in the security section. He then worked as a cyber security manager at the General Finance Directorate. He currently works as a cyber security manager at the Center for Cardiovascular and Transplant Surgery and as a cyber security manager at the Prague 5 City District Office.
He is the honorary president of the Czech Institute of Information Security Managers, the guarantor and pedagogue of the MBA study program “Management and Cyber Security” and the co-guarantor and pedagogue of the LL.M program “Information Protection” at the CEVRO Institute. He is a staunch evangelist of cyber and information security in all its aspects. He lectures at conferences, appears in the media, and publishes articles on this topic. Aleš Špidla is a certified cyber security auditor