A Global Perspective on Cybersecurity
  Paris 2015
(Villetaneuse Campus)

This initiative is intended to foster a science and technology program lead and hosted by higher education institutions in France and their industrial partners. The program will showcase to US students from the University of Maryland, some world-renowned French industrial sites and research centers working on cyber-security as well as practical aspects of security. The program will also nurture networking between US students and French ones. Both populations will benefit from exchanges on campus life (including student and alumni associations), entrepreneurship, internship search and job-hunting.

The first week of the programme  is organized by the Université de Paris 13, Campus de Villetaneuse.

Important date
  • Paris visit: May, 24-31 2015

Elevator pitch

This opportunity should be considered as the beginning of the dialogue between the host institutions and the University of Maryland. The level of the classes will be adapted on a topic-by-topic basis to the level of students; it may go from introductory to PhD and advanced research level. In French, we would say that the program is going to be “A LA CARTE !”

France has a long history of dealing with security on civilian and military questions. The French approach is slightly different from the American one. Some knowledge on these differences will be beneficial to anybody aiming for a career with an international component.

Who's who (Organizing Committees)
  • Marc Daumas for the French Ambassy at Washington
  • Jane Frances Fines, Elizabeth L. Galvin, Michel Cukier for the university of Maryland
  • Christophe Cérin, José Rodrigues Morales, Agathe Torti, Chris Lambe, Marie-Anne Lebrec, Christine Choppy as local organizers for the Paris visit

Program highlights

May 24: arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Transportation by bus to the accomodation.

May 25: Paris historical visit

May 26-29: Scientific Program

May 30: Paris cool things to do

May 31: Departure to Bourges/Orléans

Location: Paris metropolitan area ; General Chair: Christophe Cérin
Date/Location Session Name Details
May 26 - 10:00 -- 17:30 - Paris 13 university, Villetaneuse Campus, Amphi Euler at Institut Galilée
One day at Paris 13
The Maryland University students will be accompanied throughout the day by Networks Security and Computer Science students from IUT de Villetaneuse, Université Paris 13.

The IUT students will act as translators / facilitators as needs be, guiding the Maryland students through the various planned activities (presentations, conferences, lunch).

The day will end with a personal tour of the campus conducted by the IUT students.

This visit will provide a framework for the exchange of information around students' respective studies, in-company expreriences, and general lives.

Paris 13 students' participation in this day is an integral part of their English projects and will be assessed as such through a written report and an oral presentation at a later date.

10:00 - 10-30: Welcome reception + coffee break
10:30 - 11:30: Presentation by AVRILE on entrepreuneurship in France + Q&A:
  • News politics for entrepreneurship at the University: a way to innovate for researchers, teachers, students, and people who need to work with laboratories.
  • Links with innovation, transfert and relationship with the territory: how to support a new vision with all actors?
11:30 - 12:30: Presentation by Nicolas Greneche + Q&A
12:30 - 14:00: Lunch
14:00 - 14:40: Presentation by Jean-Vincent Loddo (Marionnet) + Q&A
14:40 - 15:30: Presentation by Jalel Ben-Othman[§] + Q&A
16:00 - 17:30: Visit of the university by Paris'13 students

May 27 - 10:00 -- 17:00 - Room 413 (30) Sud, MSH building, Saint-Denis, Metro station: Front Populaire on line 12  Industry track Coffee break

Morning (in that order): Systematic cluster (Muriel Shan Sei Fan), Hexatrust association[*], Wallix[**], Nexedi (Jean-Paul Smets)


Afternoon: Paul-Olivier Gibert, Digital & Ethics CEO's will present the french and European data privacy regulations: today and tomorrow + Q&A
May 28 - 08:30 -- 18:00, Amphitheater Louis -- Metro Station: École Militaire on line 8 One day at École Militaire
You NEED a passport to enter to École Militaire (1 place Joffre). Pay attention!

Presentations organized by IHEDN (Alix Desforges and Danilo d’Elia):
08:30 - 10:30: Presentations on French cyberdefense policy + Q&A (round table)
10:30 - 11:00: Visit to chair persons
11:00 - 12:00: Visit of Ecole Militaire
12:00 - 14:00: Lunch with young researchers

Presentations by CEA LIST:
14:00 - 17:00: Florent Kirschner and François Bobot talk about what are the emerging trends in software security. They will also discuss how mathematical reasoning approaches can help to change the perception and practice of cybersecurity.

May 29 - 10:00 -- 19:30 Data center, Paris Incubator and Paris city hall private visit
Morning: Presentation by Foudhil Baba-Ali (TelecityGroup) and visit of the Condorcet Data Center. The meeting point is 10 Rue Waldeck Rochet, 93300 Aubervilliers at 10:00:00. It is closed to Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (MSH) on Metro line 12. Station: Front Populaire. You NEED your passport. Without it you cannot enter to the Data Center (by law!).

Afternoon: visit of the Paris incabator of firms, 76 bis rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris (Métro: Saint Sulpice on line 4). Didier Guillot will give a short talk. Fabien Rault will introduce a SME working on cybersecurity.

After hours: Private Paris city hall visit

§ Title: DoS in wireless network and cloud an Issue or Fatality?

Wireless and mobile networks have many advantages as easy deployment, user mobility and provides network access to users regardless to their locations. The most critical problems that arise in these networks are on the resource allocations as the bandwidth is limited, the propagation (multi-path, fading, distortion) and security since communications are transmitted over radio waves. I parallel new architectures/technologies have been emerged as cloud computing. In this talk I will present issues about availability problem in those networks and architecture, and I will present some works we have done to improve security in those systems.

Speaker: Dr. Ben-Othman received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees both in Computer Science from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, (Paris 6) France in 1992, and 1994 respectively. He received his PhD degree from the University of Versailles, France, in 1998. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Orsay (Paris 11) and University of Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Versailles from 2000 to 2011. He is currently full professor at the University of Paris 13 since 2011.

*The Hexatrust non-profit organization was founded by a group of French SMEs that are complementary players with expertise in information security systems, cybersecurity and digital trust. Representative of French excellence in innovative solutions, these software vendors and Integrators have come together to provide a full range of efficient and consistent products and services dedicated to the security of critical infrastructures. This combination meets the needs of enterprises, administrations, public and private organizations of all sizes, keen to receive European and French innovative offers, covering all their IT security needs. Building on their presence on the European market, Hexatrust members also want to accelerate their international development by sharing their experience, their networks and means of access to global markets. Hexatrust acts in close cooperation with professional organizations, users and institutional actors, working to strengthen the chain of Cybersecurity and Digital Trust groups, supporting the development of innovation and growth SMEs, future leaders of information security systems.

Speakers: Jean-Noël de Galzain, President & Founder at Hexatrust and Clément Castano, Strategy & Development Project Manager at Hexatrust.

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Speaker: Jean-Noël de Galzain, President & CEO at Wallix