Cybersecurity: This Is Not Just Theory – by Jean-Charles Griviaud, Cisco France

By | June 2, 2017

Today, Jean-Charles Griviaud from Cisco France is at Ecole Polytechnique, where he is giving a talk about Cybersecurity at Ecole Polytechnique – and, is bringing an industrial perspective to what we have been treating “academically” only, so far.

One of his first points was: in the past, Cybersecurity has been a challenge for network engineers – but, with the amplification of attack surfaces (objects, cars, computers, …)  and attackers (BotNet’s beyond just computers, but onto the IoT), we need to bring science into the game: for detecting that an ongoing attack before the attack type has been classified, etc.

Of course, Jean-Charles managed to cactivate and (and, in his usual style, also entertain) a packed amphitheater.

Extremely interesting talk – and a big thanks to Jean-Charles for coming educating us, and our students!

Category: Chaire Cisco Cisco Cybersecurity Master-ACN Polytechnique

About Thomas Heide Clausen

A graduate of Aalborg University, Denmark (M.Sc., PhD – civilingeniør, cand.polyt), Thomas has, since 2004 been on faculty at Ecole Polytechnique, France’s premiere technical and scientific university, where he holds the Cisco “Internet of Everything” academic chaire. At Ecole Polytechnique, Thomas leads the computer networking research group. He has developed, and coordinates, the computer networking curriculum, and co-coordinates the Masters program in “Advanced Communication Networks” (ACN). He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed academic publications (which have attracted more than 10000 citations) and has authored and edited 20 IETF, Standards, has consulted for the development of IEEE 802.11s, and has contributed the routing portions of the recently ratified ITU-T G.9903 standard for G3-PLC networks – upon which, e.g., the current SmartGrid & ConnectedEnergy initiatives are built. He serves on the scientific council of ThinkSmartGrids (formerly: SmartGridsFrance).