FIC 2015 Editorial

FIC 2015 has lived up to expectations! With more than 4,300 participants from 78 countries, it has reaffirmed its status as an international meeting of men and women who place cybersecurity among the conditions that must be met for digital society to flourish. During two days, here in Lille, political leaders, manufacturers, academics and legal, security and defence professionals have rubbed elbows. The FIC’s slogan could very well be « Breaking down the barriers to sharing ». Each participant has had a hand in its success. The main ideas emerging from the debates are certainly the fruits of speakers’ reflections, but they are also the products

[Infography] #FIC2015, a trending topic on Twitter !

With 13 873 tweets and more than 4 180 Tweeters, the hashtag #FIC2015 was the most popular one on Twitter France during the event. Another record beat!

[Infography] A zoom on the FIC2015

With 4 350 participants, 73 countries represented, wide range of profiles and business sector… Take a look at these numbers with our infography !

The #FIC2015 brings together all European public and private cybersecurity actors

The 7th edition of the International Cybersecurity Forum united 4300 visitors, with a remarkable international presence, the heart of a rich and intense program of conferences and workshops. The fight against terrorism was one of the key topics discussed, as well as innovation led by the Secretary of State for digital security, Axelle Lemaire. To see the full press release, click here.

Executive Strategic Simulation by Thales

Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation, Defence and Security markets.In 2013, the company generated revenues of €14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries.With 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales’s Critical Information Systems and Cybersecurity business provides security solutions for the critical information systems in service with the most demanding customers. With a presence throughout the security chain, Thales offers a comprehensive set of solutions and services ranging from security consulting, intrusion testing and architecture design

Bruce Schneier’s lecture will take place on Wednesday 21st of January, 2:15 pm

Bruce Schneier’s lecture about « Incident response: the future of security », initially scheduled on Wednesday 21st of January, 9am will take place on Wednesday 21st of January, 2:15 pm. More informations soon.

The British National Cyber Crime Unit will be present at the FIC 2015

Jamie Saunders, Director of the British National Cyber Crime Unit (NCA), will be present at the FIC on January 20.  He will speak at the C10 conference: « European anti-cybercrime control strategies » at 12:30PM, with Jean-Yves Latournerie, prefect in charge of digital security, and Sabine Vogt, Head of Direction Serious and Organised Crime (BKA).

The United States: a stronger presence at FIC 2015

On January 20 and 21 the FIC will welcome the next two key players in the US cybersecurity sector. Major General John A. Davis, Senior Military Advisor to the Secretary of Defense on cybersecurity of the United States, will speak on Wednesday January 21 at 1:15PM during the C15 conference: « What is the role of cybersecurity in military operations?« , with Vice-Amiral Arnaud Coustillière, Officier général à la cyberdéfense, French Ministry of Defense, and Sorin Durcaru, Ambassadeur Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges (NATO). Brigadier General Welton Chase, director of the C4 / Internet EUCOM (ECJ6), the US Command Forces

NATO: general Paloméros, Supreme Allied Commander of Digital Transformation, will speak at the FIC 2015

The Air Force General Jean-Paul Paloméros, Supreme Allied Commander (NATO) will be present at the FIC 2015. He will speak on Tuesday January 20, at 11.30AM during the conference “NATO’s new cyber defense strategy ». General Jean-Paul Paloméros was appointed Supreme Allied Commander of Digital Transformation (ACT) by the North Atlantic Council on August 6, 2012. He obtained the high command in Norfolk, Virginia (USA) on September 28, 2012. The ACT is one of the two strategic commands of NATO, alongside the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (SACEUR).

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At the forum, the FIC host a series of plenary sessions, workshops and partner conferences. At the salon, you have the option to choose which technical demonstrations you would like to attend. Do not miss our TV reports and our 2 cyber challenges (Challenge FIC; Cyber Challenge Sogeti) !

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