Opening conference, Plenary conference and Round Tables

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Experience 4 days of business and talks about cybersecurity!

Opening Conference

Wednesday, October 14 | 1pm > 2 :15pm

Opening of Les Assises by Guillaume Poupard, ANSSI Director

Followed by a talk with Michel Van Den Berghe, Orange Cyberdefense CEO, dedicated to Campus Cybersecurité.


Les Assises plenary conference with Tatiana de Rosnay, Writer 

Thursday 15 October | 18h00 

« Fiction can become reality. Now you are warned »

Tatiana de Rosnay, writer, 
Author of « Fleurs de l’ombre », 2020, Robert Laffont Edition – Héloïse d’Ormesson.

Recently the French Ministry of the Armed Forces formalized the participation of fictional writers in the development of defense activities. In the world that we are living in, there are so many unexpected situations that sometimes we could think that some of them could be written by scriptwriter overflowing with imagination. The new forms of competition requires a constant creativity from all the societies, meeting a novelist is likely to clarify our collective thinking. What is the creation process? How can the known reality nourish the near future? In her latest novel « Fleurs de l’ombre », Tatiana de Rosnay portrays this hypernumerized society where everyday behavior is scrutinized and driven by the power of algorithms. What are the components of a convincing dystopia? Beyond the mechanisms of creation, it will be an opportunity to discuss the role of novelists in building our vision of the world.



Expert roundtables

Wednesday October 14

  • The cyberworld, a geopolitical stake

Fake news, information manipulation and misinformation did not wait for COVID-19 to increase. And with the health/social/economic crisis and the US president election, there is much to worry about. No one is safe and especially not companies.

Moderator: Mélanie Benard-Crozat, Editor in ChiefS&D Magazine et Associate Director ESPRIT COM' 


- Loïc Guézo, Senior Director, CyberSecurity Strategy SEMEA, Proofpoint 
- Julien Nocetti, Researcher at IFRI and specialist in cyber-conflict and digital diplomacy- Général Didier Tisseyre, Cyber ​​Defense Commander (COMCYBER) at Ministry of the Armed Forces


  • CESIN roundtable: “Covid-19 – The cyber answer”

The consequences of the health crisis promise to be huge, even if we cannot yet measure their perimeter. What can we foretell for cybersecurity? Our companies which are economically impacted must try and avoid cyber crises straight afterward. Considering the threat high level and the weaknesses appearing in transition times, it would be dangerous to decrease cybersecurity budgets which are more than ever needed to secure business activity. However, it can be pertinent to reevaluate our priorities, to assess what the crisis taught us and transformed, and to appraise the new risks and those that will naturally disappear. It is important to reconsider our cyber roadmap to make sure to take into consideration the transformations resulting from the crisis and to align said roadmap to the strategic changes the companies will have to make in the following months.


- Didier Gras, IT Risk & Cybersecurity Officer BNP Paribas & CESIN General secretary
- Mylène Jarossay, CISO LVMH Group & CESIN President 
- Olivier Ligneul, Cybersecurity Director EDF Group & CESIN Vice-President  
- Cyrille Tesser, Deputy Director of Cybersecurity of La Poste Group and Director of CESIN

  • Cyber risk and epidemiological risk: what insurance for systemic risks?

It is no coincidence that a large part of the lexical field of cybersecurity is borrowed from epidemiology. From the perception of the risk to the propagation patterns and the crucial importance of the temporality of the infection chain, these two systemic risks have many points in common. Faced with them, insurance players are subject to strained, as evidenced by the triggering of exclusion clauses and the refusal of compensation following the COVID-19 crisis but also following Wannacry and NotPetya. This round table will be dedicated to the question of modeling such risks, and their potential insurability.

Moderator: Cécile Desjardins, Financial journalist


Maxime Cartan, Co-Founder & President of Citalid Cybersécurité 
- Oliver Wild, Group Chief Risk, Insurance and Internal Control Coordination Officer at Veolia

  • Cloud and sovereignty: an endless debate

The cloud, most often American, is the big winner of the crisis. Moreover, health data should be saved by a US operator. In parallel, France and Europe increase their initiatives for a trusting cloud. Beyond arguments, it is necessary to understand the stakes.


Garance Mathias, Attorney, Mathias Avocats 
Anne Souvira, "Cyber" project manager at the Office of the Prefect of Police (Paris Police Prefecture), Ministry of the Interior

  • Startup elevator pitches: Come and listen to innovative cybersecurity startups during their solution presentations and ask them your questions.

Wednesday October 16

  • 2021 CISO Robot portrait

The CISO’s job and functions have much evolved those last 10 years. The CISO is not in the shadow anymore and gets closer to the Board (they are even part of the Board in some companies). The health crisis put them in the spotlight. How long will it last and what role will the CISO play in the next years? 

  • CLUSIF roundtable: Inform and train users that are working from home to cyber-security, facing a pandemic or in a crisis situation

User first line of defense: Over 90% of successful cyber attacks start with an unfortunate action by a user. Faced with the intensification and rapid adaptation of the Cyber ​​threat to the context, it is a question of informing, training and arming users to protect the IS. How to do it when home working becomes mainstream; when the organization is in crisis management mode or when the company is facing a pandemic?

  • Club EBIOS round table: Simulation of a decision-making meeting for a release using a risk study

The EBIOS Club invites you to attend an immersion with a concrete example where the search for consensus may be necessary in the company. During a production decision-making meeting, our speakers will illustrate the typology of debates that regularly appear there and the different points of view of contributors. Providing understandable elements that are necessary for arbitration is essential in the search for compromises between stakeholders (cybersecurity actors, DPO, legal, business and IT) and decision-makers. Several questions can be addressed: How to interact with one's profession or management? How to define the risks of a project? How to define and explain the impact for a project or the company?

  • Zero Trust: from buzz word to reality

2020 forged a new image for the Zero Trust, reinforced by the crisis. What lessons can we learn from the last few months and how does the Zero Trust lead to rethinking cybersecurity?


Nicolas Ruff, Security Engineer, NoLimitSecu 

  • Tools & solutions: how to manage complexity? How to simplify?

Cybersecurity solution multiplicity and diversity is a true conundrum for CISOs who cannot have a global and clear view. Those last months just heightened this need to make the right choices and to bet on the run and operational tasks. Instead of piling up, how can we rethink processes and IT governance? And with what consequences