José L. Quiñones has 20 + years of experience in the IT field and holds a Bachelor’s in Science in Electronic Engineering Technology from the University of Puerto Rico with a specialty in communications and digital processors. Additionally, he holds various professional certifications in systems administration areas such as HIT, MCP, MCSA, and RHCSA, as well as in the IT security field such as CEH, CEI, C)PEH, C)M2I, GCIH, and GPEN.

Jose has worked in the Healthcare, Education, Financial Tech industries and worked as an independent consultant in IT, cloud, and cybersecurity architecture. Jose has design courses and workshops in Networking, Windows, Linux, Virtualization, Ethical Hacking and Incident Handling, and teaches professional certification courses for private educational centers. Also is the Technical Advisor for Engine 4 Copr. ‘s IoT Lab and Bayamon Smart City Program.

He is President/Co-Founder of Obsidis Cosortia, Inc, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote the professional development of information security for IT professionals, students and enthusiasts, and security and privacy awareness to the general public. Jose is an avid supporter of the information security community. He runs a local security user group, “Defcon Group 787”, is the head organizer of “Security B Sides Puerto Rico,” designs Network Security Training Scenarios and Simulations (Capture the flag events) and Hackathons. Hosts the cybersecurity podcast “La Resistencia.IO” and publishes a blog about Systems Administration, Networking, and Information Security Blog ( Finally, he has presented in Conferences such as ISSA, ISACA, Security B Sides Puerto Rico, Defcon, and Derbycon.

Contact Info:
e-Mail:  josequinones [at]
Twitter: @josequinones