I will be mentoring a SANS Security 401 class in Madrid, starting the 6th of October. This class gives an overview of many security topics, and provides a great foundation on which to build your security career. I passed the GSEC certification test last year and preparing for it was quite challenging and interesting, with loads of hands-on exercises and very relevant and up-to-date course material.
Most likely the course will be held at HUB Madrid, hope to see you there!
The technical workshop on the Spanish electronic ID card, DNIe, that took place in Valladolid the 1st of June, provided a good introduction into a subject I have just started to look into. The DNIe support website offers loads of resources useful for development of applications built around the usage of a DNIe smartcard.
I am now looking into OpenSC and support for DNIe on Ubuntu Lucid, which seems to be a problem right now as the OpenSC driver supported for usage with the DNIe is provided in compiled form, using a version of OpenSC that lags behind what is available with most modern distributions. I will keep you updated.