Information Security & Privacy Services
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Alessandro Bottonelli

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Personal Data Data
Born on the 2nd of January 1960 in Bologna, Italy
Current residence Metropolitan city of Milan, Italy

Italian mother-tongue    English close-to-mother-tongue

Currently held roles Data
Principal owner & lead advisor of AxisNet Sas Information Security & Compliance Services

Member of Assintel’s ICT Security Working Group (Assintel: National Association of Italian ICT Companies)

Member of Assintel’s ICT subgroup, currently developing ICT Data Protection Code of Conduct per the GDPR (European Regulation on Data Protection), pending approval by Italian Data Protection Authority

Certifications Data
ISO-27001 Lead Auditor

CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional

BS7799 Auditor/ Lead Auditory


Professional Experience

  • 2001 to date: Principal owner & lead advisor of AxisNet Sas – Information Security & Compliance Services, Milan
  • 2000 to 2001: ICT Director at KPNQwest (Telco & ISP), Milan/ Amsterdam
  • 1996 to 2000: Access Network Development Manager at Infostrada Spa (TelCo & ISP) Italy, Milan
  • 1995 to 1996: Technical Director & Security Manager of the very first Italian Public ISP, Video On Line Italy, Cagliari
  • 1992 to 1995: EMEA Region ICT Security Manager & EzNet (Bull private ISP) Business Unit Manager at Bull Sa France, Milan
  • 1988 to 1992: North America Secure Unix Honeywells Product Marketing & Liaison Officer USA-Italy Honeywells at Honeywell Inc. USA, Boston
  • 1983 to 1988: Pre-sales support for Unix systems Honeywell Information Systems Italy, Milan
  • 1981 to 1983: Free-lance, custom projects for electronic devices, focusing on interfacing computers with radio and electrical-mechanical devices, Milan
  • 1979 to 1981: Analyst for destructive and non-destructive testing of Electronics and Materials at the Italian Army – Airborne Folgore Brigade, Pisa


Academic and Teaching experience
2014/ 2013 – Information Security lectures at Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

2006/ 2005 – Lectures at Politecnico di Milano on information/data/signal security.

2004 – Six-month long information and data security classes to Italian Army’s C4IEW (Electronic Warfare Unit).

1991 – Secure your Unix Systems (by Honeywell Inc.) – classes to Commonwealth of Massachusetts Prisons Administration and to U.S. General Services Administration (most closely equivalent to Italy’s Provveditorato Generale dello Stato).

1991 – Master of Education (MEd) with major in Business Management & Adult Education, Cambridge College, Cambridge (Boston), USA.

1989 – Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Management, Cambridge College, Cambridge (Boston), USA.

1979 – Scientific Lyceum diploma.


  • 2017 – “Codice di Condotta per la Protezione dei Dati” (Data Protection Code of Conduct for ICT Industry), co-author, Assintel, pending approval by Italian Data Protection (Privacy) Authority
  • 2017 – “Vademecum: Metti al Sicuro il tuo Business” (Guide: Secure Your Business), co-author – Assintel
  • 2006/2017 – several articles on LinkedIn about Information Security and Compliance to Privacy / Data Protection Regulations
  • 1991 – “Telecommuting, taking the work to workers, not the workers to work”, on legal, managerial, and technical issues of teleworking (part of the first innovative telecommuting pilot program by US telecom operator Pacific Bell) – Master Thesis – Cambridge College
  • 1989 – “Managing IT Networks in SMEs”, on the concept of remotely managing IT infrastructures in Small Enterprises as a service.“ – Bachelors Thesis – Cambridge College
  • 1982 – “Progetto di un semplice dispositivo di chiamata selettiva via radio” (design of a simple radio selective-call device) – Elettronica2000
  • 1981 – “Autocorrezione degli errori nei protocolli digitali via radio” (Errors auto-correction in digital radio protocols) – Elettronica2000
  • 1978 – “Previsioni a breve termine della propagazione in Onde Corte mediante l’osservazione delle macchie solari” (Short term forecast of short-wave radio propagation by observation of sunspots) – RadioRivista