Le Before

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Created in 2017, Le Before is a strategic gathering event for the cybersecurity market’s decision-makers.
Scheduled the day preceding Les Assises, le Before welcomes a very limited number of participants is invited to exchange and debate about the future of cybersecurity.


Download the 2023 edition white paper (only in French)






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*2022 edition numbers

Le Before’s guidelines

  • Freedom of speech
  • Small groups to benefit the interaction between peers
  • Structured talks with the partners
  • Efficient networkingTalks about the evolution of the industry

Participate as a partner in Le Before 

  • Le Before is accessible to all the partners of the Conference whatever their participation package
  • 2 participation offers for partners: 100% Networking or Speaking, for one or two people
  • Each partner has a reserved lunch table (table for 8 people including 6 guests chosen by the partner)
  • The "partner" have the possibility to participate in one of the five commissions as well as in the Meet-up on registration
  • At Le Before, guests are invited and selected exclusively by DG Consultants. They can then be invited by the partners to Les Assises
  • Customized support and brand visibility

2023 edition partners :

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Le Before is marked by key moments 

Le Before gathers 150 cybersecurity experts: 120 end-users: CISOs, CIOs and other IT decision-makers.

Number of guests at Le Before are very limited, please contact the visitor team if you wish to participate. Your request will be considered according to your profile, the number of registered participant per sector and the places available.

The programme

 An intense day of high-level content: roundtables, commissions by sector and meetups. 

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Find out more about all the 2023 contents of Le Before in our withe paper:

Download the 2023 edition white paper (only in French)

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Keynotes & conferences

Keynote Proofpoint : How to keep attackers at bay?

With : 
Ryan Kalember, EVP, Cybersecurity Strategy
Loïc Guézo, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Strategy Europe, Proofpoint

CNIL : Cybersecurity and RGPD: an (almost) faithful couple

With : Florent Della Valle, Head of CNIL's technological expertise department

Successes and failures, disruptive innovation has two parents

With : Marjolaine Grondin, CEO and Co-Founder, Jam
Moderated by Sébastien Couasnon, Host Tech 45' podcast  

Closing conference | Vincent Dorival: between dedication, awareness and resilience 

Moderated by Mélanie Bénard Crozat, Editor-in-Chief, S&D Magazine and Impact For the Future
With Vincent Dorival, President, ULTRAOPS Association   

The Roundtables & The commissions

The roundtables aim at giving an overview of the current issues in the industry and defines the main topics that will be addressed during the commission

The commissions is where participants debates in small workgroups on transversal topics such as: data protection, cyber context, technology trends, compliance, governance, regulation, or providers’ management. Participants share their views and experiences. The result of the reflexion of each commission is synthesised and presented on the next day on Wednesday morning before the opening of Les Assises and available for all the participants throughout summary sheet.  

Anticipating cyberattacks is a matter of knowing your IS, its ecosystem, threats and enhanced surveillance 

Moderated by Sophy Caulier, journalist

With : 

  • Thierry Auger, Deputy CIO and CSO, Lagardère
  • Olivier Ligneul, Director of Cybersecurity, EDF Group
  • Loïc Guézo, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Strategy Europe, Proofpoint
  • Alexis Caurette, VP Strategy and Marketing, CyberDefense Solutions Business Line, Thales
  • Jean-Noel HARDELIN, Strategic Account Manager, Recorded Future  

Attack surface: how to identify it, analyze it, reduce it or live with it?

Moderated by Caroline Moulin-Schwartz, animator

With : 

  • Michel Cazenave, Regional CSO & CISO France, Monaco, Maghreb
  • Dominique Guiffard, Group CTO, Savencia
  • Stéphanie Buscayret, Chief Information Security Officer, Groupe Latécoère
  • Arnaud Legorjus, Director of Strategic Accounts, Tanium
  • Raja Mukerji, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Extrahop  

Developing an effective communications strategy for your Board and Comex: the new challenge for cybersecurity directors 

Moderated by Mélanie Bénard Crozat, Editor-in-Chief, S&D Magazine and Impact For the Future

With : 

  • Patrick Ménez, Deputy Group CSO, Axa
  • Fabrice Bru, DSSI, Les Mousquetaires Group
  • Laurent Vibert, Crisis communications expert and CEO, Nitidis
  • Pierre Courbois, CEO of Bricorama Sillingy et Annemasse and member of the stime Board of Directors  

NIS2 regulations: the challenge of turning a threat into an opportunity?

Moderated by Garance Mathias, Lawyer, Mathias Avocats

With : 

  • Maricela Pelegrin-Bomel, National IS Security Manager, EFS
  • Eric Vautier, Group CISO, ADP Group
  • Benoit Fuzeau, CISO, Casden Banque Populaire
  • Hervé Fortin, Group DPO, Servier  

Incident response as part of a day-to-day cybersecurity strategy 

Moderated by Jérôme Saiz, Corporate Protection Expert, OPFOR Intelligence

With : 

  • Eric Freyssinet, Brigadier General, Senior Cyber Advisor to COMCYBERGEND
  • Sébastien Bombal, Technical Director, Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Didier Gras, Group Chief Information Security Officer, BNP Paribas
  • Blandine Delaporte, Solution Engineer Director, SentinelOne
  • Flavien Moutardier, Senior Sales Engineer, CrowdStrike
  • Frédéric Le Bastard, Head of Anti-Cybercrime Department, La Poste Group  

What does the future hold for IOT? 

Moderated by Annick Rimlinger, Director of Safety & Security, Cyber & DataProtection, Aéma Group

With : 

  • Stéphane Tournadre, DSSI, Servier
  • Stéphane Nappo, Vice President. Global Chief Information Security Officer, Groupe SEB
  • Laurent Oudot, CTO & co-Founder, TEHTRIS
  • Michel Séjean, Professor of Private Law and Criminal Sciences, Sorbonne Paris Nord University


Meet-ups are small group activities offered by lawyers and experts. They address regulatory or legal points in a very practical way.

SI vs digital threats: Round 2 - Fight!

With : Thomas Guilloux, industrial cybersecurity expert & Associate Director, CSB School  

Digital CISO: going beyond spreadsheets to structure the cybersecurity IS!

With : Nadège Reynaud, Associate Director, TNP Consultants  

Police, justice : interpeller et juger les cybercriminels

With :
Myriam Quemener, Director, DPO, Agence Numérique de la Santé (Digital Health Agency)
Anne Souvira, Commissaire divisionnaire honoraire, former head of the cyber mission at the Préfecture de Policeseparator

Steering committee

Thierry Auger 2024
Thierry Auger

Corporate CIO & Cybersécurité Groupe Director, Lagardère

Sébastien Bombal

Technical Director - Customs and Excise

Fabrice Bru

Cybersécurité Director ,"Groupement Les Mousquetaires" and CESIN

Eric Freyssinnet

Scientific Director - Office of the Director General of the Gendarmerie Nationale

Michel Cazenave

CISO/CSO, PwC France

Olivier Ligneul

Cybersécurité Director , EDF Group

Patrick Menez 2024
Patrick Menez

Deputy Group CSO, Axa

Maricela Pelerin-Bomel

Responsable national de la sécurité des systèmes d'informations, Etablissement Français du sang

Stéphane Nappo

Vice President Global Chief Information Security Officer, Groupe SEB

Stéphane Tournadre 2024
Stéphane Tournadre

Security Director SI Servier

Eric Vautier 2024
Eric Vautier

Group CISO, ADP Group