Dedicated to exchanges of views and professional meetings, the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) has become the leading European event on cybersecurity security and digital trust. Its originality is to mix:
  • A FORUM to foster reflection and exchanges among the European cybersecurity ecosystem
  • A TRADE FAIR for buyers and suppliers of cybersecurity solutions to meet and network 
  • TO OPEN UP THE CYBERSECURITY DEBATE by bringing together digital transformation players, risk management specialists, security experts, architects, developers, lawyers…
  • To speed up the development of a EUROPEAN CYBERSECURITY MARKET.
  • TO PROMOTE innovation in the service of digital trust
  • TO FOSTER a holistic approach of cybersecurity to support organizations in their digital transformation.
  • TO PROMOTE a combined « top down » and « bottom-up » up approach to cybersecurity
  • TO CREATE SYNERGIES between the different ecosystems by building bridges between the private and public sectors, between industry and the academia, and between roles and « trades »

Putting Human Beings at the heart of cybersecurity

What if users were not only a threat, but rather one of the answers to the challenges posed by cybersecurity?

Instead of 'zero trust' architectures based on 'distrust by default', it would certainly be more effective –and cheaper– to put users in a central position, to turn them into real cybersecurity players within their organisation. However, this approach would require to rethink the 'Human-Machine' interactions, to make security more intuitive, and to integrate the 'security by default' requirement into processes and uses. In other words, to give priority to the 'user experience'...

The goal is certainly not to oppose Human Beings and technology! On the contrary, the aim is to make the most of both: on the one hand, users whose awareness has been raised and who have been empowered will not try to systematically bypass security rules; on the other hand, more 'empathic' technologies would better adapt to users' needs and put more emphasis on data security, as close as possible to users.


The FIC is co-organised by LA GENDARMERIE NATIONALE and CEIS
with the support of LA RÉGION HAUTS-DE-FRANCE



The steering committee

The steering committee defines FIC strategic directions. Its members are:

Général d'armée (2S) Marc Watin-Augouard, FIC Founder
Former Inspector General of French  armed forces - National Gendarmerie. General Watin-Augouard is Director of the Research Center of the National Gendarmerie Officers' School (CREOGN). He founded FIC in 2007.

Guillaume Tissier, CEIS President
Guillaume Tissier is at the head of CEIS since 2012. He co-organises FIC since 2013.

Mélodie Reynaud, Event Coordinator
Mélodie Reynaud is Event Director at CEIS. In this capacity, she coordinates the entire organization of the FIC.


Advisory Board

The FIC Advisory Board provides guidance to the Steering Committee,  with a focus on the European and international dimension of FIC. The  Advisory Board members are:

Elly van den Heuvel-Davies, Chairwoman of the FIC Advisory Board and Secretary to the Cybersecurity Council, The Netherlands 
Mrs Elly van den Heuvel is Secretary to the Netherlands Cyber Security Council (CSR) since 2014. The CSR has 18 high level members from government, industry, and the scientific community. The CSR offers both solicited and unsolicited advice to the Cabinet. The Council also facilitates public-private dialogue on the complex matter of cyber security. From 2008 to 2014, Mrs Heuvel has been Head of the Dutch National Cybersecurity Center (NCSC). Under her management, the NCSC was designed as an innovative place for building a public/private cooperation model that is efficient and impactful in today’s multi-stakeholders environment. She also developed the Dutch Cyber Security Conference ONE into a most appreciated international conference organised by a public agency.

Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, Secretary to the FIC Advisory Board, France 
Jean-Christophe Le Toquin is a public affairs advisor with a track record on building trustworthy industry initiatives on cybersecurity and against cybercrime. Associated expert of CEIS, he is President of the French hotline against illegal content PointdeContact.net, and coordinator of industry alliances (Encryption Europe, Cyber Data Coalition), which contribute to make the online world safer. He is co-founder and President of CyAN, a global network of cyber professional experts established in Paris and Sidney. He has been in charge of the Digital Crimes Unit for Microsoft Europe Middle-East and Africa from 2003 to 2013.

Phédra Clouner, Deputy Director, Belgium Cybersecurity Center, Belgium
Mrs Phédra Clouner is Deputy Director of the Cyber Security Centre Belgium (CCB), the central authority in charge of cybersecurity in Belgium. In particular, CCB manages the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) for the purpose of carrying out activities relating to the detection, observation and analysis of online security problems as well for providing continuous information related to users. Mrs Clouner was previously Information security Advisor at the Ministry of Justice, and Information and Application Manager of the IT Department of this Ministry. She is founder and administrator of FedISA Belgium, the Belgian branch of the federation for Information Lifecycle Management, Storage and Archiving.

Jean-Baptiste Demaison, Chair of the Management Board of ENISA - Digital Advisor at ANSSI, France
Mr. Demaison is Chair of the Management Board and Executive Board of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and Senior Policy Advisor to the External Relations Director within the French Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI). From 2011 to 2017, Mr. Demaison worked at Senior International Cyber Policy Officer at ANSSI, where he represented France in several EU and international policy fora, including the NIS cooperation group, the EU Council Working Party on cyber issues and the 2012, 2014 and 2015 United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on cybersecurity. In 2014, he took part in the expert group responsible for the two-year evaluation of CERT-EU. Since 2015, he is lecturer at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po.

Tobias Höllwarth, President of EuroCloud Europe, Austria
Dr Tobias Höllwarth is President of EuroCloud Europe where he is acting as director for the EuroCloud Star Audit Certificate (ECSA). Cloud consulting, the development of cloud strategies (e.g the City of Vienna), cloud IT policies, the planning of cloud migration, the quality assurance of cloud offers and auditing of cloud service providers are all topics that have increasingly gained in importance since 2010. He published “Cloud Migration” whose third edition has been released in several languages including English and Chinese. Tobias Höllwarth has also organised two editions of the Austrian CLOUD Congress that offers both providers and users of cloud solutions a joint platform for the exchange of ideas.

Alexander Klimburg, Director, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, Austria
Dr. Alexander Klimburg is Director Cyber Policy and Resilience Program at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. He is a former associate and research fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. Dr. Klimburg is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council, and an associate fellow at the Austrian Institute of European and Security Policy. His book, “The Darkening Web: the War for Cyberspace” has been reissued with a new afterword by Penguin Press in 2018. He has acted as an adviser to a number of governments and international organizations on national cybersecurity strategies, international norms of behaviour in cyberspace and cyber-conflict, critical infrastructure protection, and Internet governance.

Yugo Neumorni, Cybersecurity Council Chairman, European CIO Association, Romania
Mr. Yugo Neumorni, CISA, EMBA is Board member and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Council of the EuroCIO, President and founding member of CIO Council Romania, the Association of IT Managers in Romania, and former President of ISACA Romania. He is IT&C Director at Hidroelectrica, the leading energy provider and main technology supplier for the National Energy System in Romania. With more than 25 years of experience in IT industry, Yugo Neumorni is specialized in complex IT systems design, IT processes restructuring and reengineering, IT security and strategy, ERP projects, IT governance, COBIT framework, ITIL. Neumorni graduated the Faculty of Automation in Bucharest and the Asebuss EMBA program - Kennesaw State University in 2009.

Pascal Steichen, CEO, SECURITYMADEIN.LU, Luxembourg
Mr Pascal Steichen is CEO of SECURITYMADEIN.LU, the entity on which rely the three main information security initiatives of the Luxembourg government: CIRCL, CASES and BEE SECURE. In this capacity, Mr Steichen heads the Cybersecurity Competence Center Luxembourg (C3), whose mission is to further strengthen the Luxembourg economy and its attractiveness in the field of cybersecurity. A lecturer in information security at the University of Luxembourg, member of the ENISA management board and vice-president of the CLUSIL (an association representing the information security landscape of Luxembourg), he received in 2017 the “Information Security Personality of the year” award at the “Information Security Days”.

David Van Duren, Head of Office, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, The Netherlands
Mr. David Van Duren is Head of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) secretariat. The GFCE is a global forum to exchange best practices and expertise on cyber capacity building. The aim is to identify successful policies, practices and ideas and multiply these on a global level. Mr. Van Duren was one of the key persons responsible for the realization of the Global Conference on Cyber Space (2015, The Hague), the Dutch National Cyber Security Strategies of 2011 and 2013, and for Division of Cyber Security Policy of the Dutch National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which became operational in January 2012, including national and international policy. Mr. Van Duren holds a Master of Economics and Psychology.

Maarten Van Horenbeeck, Board member, FIRST, Belgium
Mr Maarten Van Horenbeeck is a board member and former chairman of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the largest association of security teams, counting 300 members in over 70 countries. Chief Information Security Officer at Zendesk, he previously led Security Engineering at Fastly and the Threat Intelligence team at Amazon. He also worked on the security teams at Google and Microsoft. Maarten has a master’s degree in information security from Edith Cowan University and a master’s degree in international relations from the Freie Universitat Berlin.

Les membres du comité consultatif sont indépendants et ne sont pas rémunérés par l'organisation du FIC.

The scientific committee

The  Scientific Committee develops the FIC program. Its members are distinguised professionals, researchers, experts from profesional organisations (representing technology and service providers as well as end-users) and public authorities. The scientific committee members are:
    • Thierry AUTRET, CESIN
    • Pierre BARBAROUX, Chaire Cyber Résilience Aérospatiale de l’Armée de l’air, Thales et Dassault Aviation
    • Philippe BAUDOIN, Ministère de l'Intérieur
    • Patrick BERTOLO, EURATEC
    • Emmanuel BRESSON, Ministère des Armées - DGRIS
    • Christophe CALVEZ, AFNUM
    • Laurent CHARREYRON
    • Antoine CHAUSSON, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères
    • Nora CUPPENS, Chaire Cybersécurité des Infrastructures Critiques
    • Henri D'AGRAIN, CIGREF
    • Christian DAVIOT, ANSSI
    • Gérard DE BOISBOISSEL, Chaire cyberdéfense et cybersécurité Saint-Cyr / Sogeti / Thales
    • Rémy DE GOUVION SAINT CYR, Ministère de l'Intérieur
    • Frédérick DOUZET, GEODE
    • Florence ESSELIN, Gendarmerie Nationale
    • Matthieu GILLON
    • Joseph GRACEFFA
    • Jean-Marc GREMY, CLUSIF
    • Jacques HEBRARD, Chaire de cyberdéfense des systèmes navals
    • Olivier ITEANU
    • Adel JOMNI
    • Ludovic Mé, INRIA
    • Patrick LALLEMENT
    • Claire LEVALLOIS-BARTH, Mines Telecom
    • André LOESKRUG PETRI, A Capital
    • Olivier LYS, CINOV-IT
    • Nicolas MIAILHE, Future Society
    • Sébastien MONTUSCLAT, BPI
    • David NACCACHE, Chaire EOGN / Chaire cybercriminalité – management de la menace
    • Jean-Dominique NOLLET, C3N
    • Gérard PESCH
    • Jean-Pierre QUEMARD, ACN
    • Elodie SHIEPAN, FNTC
    • Patrick TOURON, Direction Générale de la Gendarmerie Nationale
    • Frédéric VALETTE, Ministère des Armées
    • Gérôme BILLOIS, Syntec Numérique
    • Isabelle CHRISTMAN, INRIA/Allistene