Your monthly Cybersecurity Speaker Series

Protecting against cyber risks is the domain of Cybersecurity. The Cyber CNI Speaker series wants to raise awareness and understanding of cybersecurity topics. It wants to enable a continuous dialog between experts from industry and academia and the general public, including individuals, families, companies from small to large sizes, and public bodies – in short everyone, since cybersecurity is relevant for each of us.

The Cyber CNI speaker series is a free monthly event on the last Wednesday of the month from 17h-18h30. The event consists of an expert talk of about 40 minutes followed by 30 minutes discussion.

The events happen in the Grand Amphitheatre at IMT Atlantique in Rennes (Cesson-Sévigné) AND are broadcasted live over Youtube (, enabling global remote participation and including a tool for participating in the discussion.
You are cordially invited to participate. Please safe the dates and subscribe to receive email notifications!

How the Digital Transformation changes our lives
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown each one of us the benefit of information technology. It enables us to work remotely, live remotely, and foremost keep contacts over distance – with the youngest and the oldest, the closest, and even new people.
Our society increasingly relies on information and operation technology. Examples are water supply, energy, heat, and cooling supply, communication, healthcare, the production and processing of goods, transportation, national security, banking, research and education, or food production.
Common to all these domains is that they make heavy use of distributed networked computer systems. Such systems can be attacked in many ways. This is not only a problem for computer nerds anymore as computer systems are critical for each one of us. The effects of so-called cyber attacks range from power-outages to collapsing the healthcare or banking sectors.

Different areas affected by Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity affects many areas of our lives and uses diverse techniques.

New dangers in the digital world
The linkage of computers to so many of our daily life processes brings many advantages as it enables new, and more efficient services. At the same time, it brings risks. Digital Systems attract new kinds of attackers. The connectivity even allows remote attacks from the other side of the planet. Automated attacks gain importance.
Cybersecurity affects many areas of our lives. It uses diverse techniques. Preventing attacks against our infrastructures requires adequate security mechanisms to be put in place. Cybersecurity specialists work on making systems secure-by-design, on continuously monitoring them, and on defending them against attackers. But cybersecurity is not only for experts. We all need cybersecurity, and providing adequate cybersecurity requires support from each of us, as security starts with the people using a system.
Securing the cyber requires support by everyone. Many attacks start with someone clicking on a mail attachment that installs a malware that starts infiltrating the local network and all connected systems. Preventing attacks starts with getting some understanding of cybersecurity. This is where the Cyber CNI speaker series comes into place. Join us for the next talk!

You are cordially invited to participate. Please safe the date!

  • 27.1.2021        17h-18h30     
    • Frédéric Julhes (CEO Airbus CYBERSECURITY SAS), Accelerate Cyber training and innovate: two challenges taken up by Airbus Cybersecurity
  • 24.2.2021        17h-18h30      T.B.A.
  • 31.3.2021        17h-18h30      T.B.A.
  • 28.4.2021        17h-18h30      T.B.A.
  • 26.5.2021        17h-18h30      T.B.A.
  • 30.6.2021        17h-18h30      T.B.A.
  • 28.7.2021        17h-18h30      T.B.A.
  • 25.8.2021        17h-18h30      T.B.A.
  • 29.9.2021        17h-18h30      T.B.A.
  • 27.10.2021      17h-18h30      T.B.A.
  • 24.11.2020      17h-18h30      T.B.A.
  • 15.12.2021      17h-18h30      T.B.A.

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