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The Regional Council of Hauts-de-France

Marc WATIN AUGOUARD, Army General (2S),
Director of the EOGN research center,
founder of the International Cybersecurity Forum
and President of the CECyF

Richard Lizurey, Director General of the Department of the National Gendarmerie

Guillaume Tissier, Managing Director of CEIS

are pleased to invite you to the 9th International Cybersecurity Forum that will be held at the Lille Grand Palais on Tuesday, the 24th and Wednesday, the 25th of January, 2017.

Jointly organized by the Department of the National Gendarmerie, CEIS and EuraTechnologies, and co-financed by the Regional Council of Hauts-de-France, the FIC 2017, key European event that gathers all players in digital trust, will be focusing on the security of new user habits, and will have the honor of welcoming:

- Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Axelle Lemaire, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs and Innovation.

- Sir Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union.

Some of the highlights of the forum include:

- Speeches by Guillaume Poupard, managing director of the ANSSI and Stéphane Richard, Chief Executive and Chairman of Orange, on Tuesday, 24/01 at 9:00 AM during the opening plenary session "The Day After: scenarios for the future of cybersecurity in 2020".

- The debate between Max Schrems, fierce opponent of Safe Harbor and John Franck, Vice-President EU Government Affairs at Microsoft.

- The participation of 4 European Cybercommanders and one American Cybercommander.

- 1 parliamentary agora: political debate over the stakes involved in digital security.

30 workshops for interaction with members of the audience, 17 conferences to tackle technical topics or to share feedback, and 3 plenary sessions(1) to take part in the high points of the FIC - all over the course of 2 days.

- The Day After: scenarios for the future of cybersecurity in 2020 (Tuesday 24/01 from 9:00 AM to 11:20 AM).
- What public order for cyberspace? (Tuesday 24/01 from 4:45 PM to 6:55 PM).
- A digital Europe: between a dream and reality? (Wednesday 25/01 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM).

FIC 2017: the occasion for all players in digital trust to share their experiences on the numerous challenges in the cybersecurity industry, including some of the following:

> Security of connected objects and new user habits
Incidents of connected objects being hacked have multiplied - DDoS attacks against Dyn were particularly conspicuous after having knocked popular sites such as Twitter and Spotify offline. Being the main theme of the FIC 2017, it will be covered during various workshops, with the participation of industry leaders in the end-user market:
- The connected vehicle and its new uses, in full security (Tuesday 24/01 at 11:45 AM).
- The IoT, what are the standards? (Wednesday 25/01 at 11:30 AM).
- Agor@ 3: Robot law (Wednesday 25/01 at 11:30 AM).
- Securing plant 4.0 (Wednesday 25/01 at 4:00 PM).

> Innovation and funding for start-ups
- Innovation will take center stage at the FIC 2017 with the Innovative SME Award (40 candidates) sponsored by Airbus Defence and Space - an area dedicated to demonstrations of innovative solutions.
- 10 selected SMEs will meet the most influential investors in the cybersecurity industry.
- An innovation area will bring 30 innovative start-ups and SMEs from the sector together at the heart of the event.
- How can innovation be stimulated and "cybersecurity" start-up development be funded? - workshop held by Alain Bouillé, President of the CESIN, Tuesday 24/01 at 11:45 AM.

> Skill shortage
- The FIC challenge, organized in partnership with ACISSI and engineering school EPITA and with the sponsorship of the Réseau Cyberdéfense de la Réserve Citoyenne (Cyberdefense Network for Military Reserve) will allow participants to spot new talents and reward professionals in the fields of forensics and defensive cyberwarfare. Registration remains open until 6 January, 2017.
- A Career Corner where those with specialized skills in the field can meet with representatives from recruitment firms.
- A research area will bring 4 state-of-the-art research centers and a laboratory (CNRS, INRIA, CEA, IMT) together to enable them to present their theses.

In early 2017, the European Commission will propose a blueprint for a coordination plan in the event of large-scale cyberattacks with the participation of the ENISA, CERTs and EC3 (Europol). The presence of Steven Wilson, Director of the European Cybercrime Center (EC3), at the FIC 2017 will draw further media attention to the event.

To take part in the FIC 2017, please sign up through Cymbioz, the agency in charge of press relations for the FIC 2017.
Contact: Laëtitia Berché - - 01 42 97 93 30 / 06 14 48 02 95

About the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC)

The FIC adopts an approach consisting of assessment and exchange with the aim of promoting a European vision of cybersecurity. The continuation of a single digital market and the regulatory proposal on the protection of personal data, the FIC is the key European cybersecurity event that gathers all players in the digital trust chain. To coordinate this approach, the FIC relies on: the trade show, to communicate, increase visibility, recruit, make new contacts & keep in touch with old ones - the forum, to exchange with experts, improve skills and share feedback and - the Observatory to continue exchanging the rest of the year, develop on themes covered and keep the network alive.

The 2017 edition of the FIC ( is jointly organized by the Department of the National Gendarmerie, CEIS and EuraTechnologies, and co-financed by the Regional Council of Hauts-de-France.
You may also follow @FIC_fr on Twitter, visit our Facebook page or join the FIC Observatory group on LinkedIn to get updates on the FIC.

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