EVENT 02.12.2021 at EPFL – Cybersecurity Technologies: An overview of trends in Switzerland and abroad

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Suite au succès de notre événement sur la veille technologique et scientifique d’octobre 2020, vous êtes cordialement invité-e-s à la présentation en avant-première des résultats de nos recherches sur le thème:

*** Cybersecurity Technologies: An overview of trends in Switzerland and abroad ***

Cet événement a lieu au Cyber-Defence Campus, EPFL Innovation Park, Bâtiment I (carte ci-dessous) en partenariat avec l’Université de Genève et la Trust Valley.

*** Programme de la soirée ***

18h00 Ouverture des portes

18h10 Nouvelles de l’association par Dr. Alain Mermoud

18h15 Présentation des résultats (promotion, veille Inoreader, formations) du stage d’Amina Bouslami (Swissintell)

18h30 Présentation des livrables de veille “Technology Market Monitoring” par Michael Tsesmelis (CYD Campus)

19h00 Discussion sur les méthodes de veille technologique et scientifique utilisées avec Dr. Dimitri Percia David (UNIGE)

19h30 Apéritif dînatoire et networking

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! Cet événement est exclusivement réservé aux membres de Swissintell, aux employés de la Confédération et de l’Innovation Park ! – Certificat COVID obligatoire !

La veille technologique au service de l’écosystème fédéral de la cyberdéfense

La veille et l’anticipation technologique permettent une planification des investissements et des développements plus agiles, surtout dans le domaine cyber, où les technologies changent très rapidement.

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Source : RMS

Thinking like the «bad guys» for a secure cyberspace

As Scientific Project Manager at armasuisse Science and Technology (S+T), Dr. Alain Mermoud is responsible for Technology Monitoring and Forecasting. Together with Dr. Mathias Humbert, responsible for Privacy and Machine Learning at armasuisse S+T, he is organising the Cyber-Defence Campus Conference from November 3 – 4 in Lausanne.

Is it common practice in the cyber world to align yourself to the «bad guys» processes?

Of course, the police does the same. A good policeman also thinks: «What would the thief do?» Or if you want to make your house safe from burglars, you also have to consider whether they will come in through the window, or through the roof, etc. In addition to my job at armasuisse, I’m also active as an intelligence officer in the Swiss armed forces. The principle is exactly the same there – you have to think like «red» in order to decide what you can do best as «blue». As a defender, it definitely helps to think like an attacker.

So the best cyber specialists are former hackers?

One can say that many cyber-security specialists come from a hacking background. This doesn’t mean that they have a criminal past, as there is such a thing as ethical hacking. The decisive factor is how the knowledge and motivation are used. That’s the difference between «white hat» hackers – the «good guys» and «black hat» hackers, the «bad guys», if you like.

You talk about threat intelligence and open source platforms. Can you explain more about these?

There are various platforms – such as MISP or Open Threat Exchange – on which ethical hackers, as well as companies, can exchange information on potential dangers. One example is MELANI-NET, on which an exchange of information on critical infrastructures, such as hospitals, the SBB or banks, takes place every day.

Source and full article : armasuisse S+T