International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) 2017

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The 2017 edition of the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC), organized jointly by the French National Gendarmerie, the Hauts-de-France Regional Council and the CEIS Consulting Firm, will take place in Lille on Tuesday January 24th and Wednesday January 25th, 2017. With 5500 participants including 700 foreign visitors, the 2016 edition was a succes and met the expectations and interests of the wider cybersecurity community : suppliers, users and public authorities all recognized the role of the FIC act as a platform for raising awareness, exchanging ideas, and networking.


Established under the high patronage of the President of the French Republic Mr. François Hollande, the objective of the International Forum on Cybersecurity is to stimulate debate and reflection on security issues linked to the cyberspace through:

  • OPENING UP THE DEBATE ON CYBERSECURITY by bringing together security and risk management experts with other cross-cutting positions and professions;
  • PROMOTING INNOVATION in service to digital trust;
  • BUILDING A REASONED APPROACHED TO CYBERSECURITY by putting human beings at the heart of cybersecurity issues;
  • TACKLING CYBERSECURITY USING A STRATEGIC APPROACH by placing emphasis on the geopolitical, sociological, legal, managerial and technological challenges related to trust in cyberspace;
  • FOSTERING A PARTNERSHIP APPROACH: by bridging the gap between the public and private sectors.


This year, «Smarter security for future technologies» will be the central theme of our discussions. With the development of new uses, cybersecurity is no longer optional. The growing interconnectedness of cyberspace, the physical world and living beings multiplies the risks — and not just when it comes to IT. Material and human damages are no longer theoretical risks: operational safety is at stake. At a time of digital transformation, security must be developed and incorporated into technologies “by design.” However, new uses are turning security itself on its head: proliferation of sensors, artificial intelligence, quantum networks and computers, predictive analysis, the blockchain, homomorphic encryption… Tomorrow’s security must be more intelligent to meet the challenges of an increasingly connected world. These uses and new technologies will be at the heart of the FIC 2017, which seeks to give the floor to end users.

Mr. Manuel Valls, Prime Minister, and Axelle Lemaire, Secretary of State for Digital Economy, will attend the 2017 edition to discuss these issues along with a number of their European and International counterparts, European Commissioners, international organizations representatives and renown researchers.

A number of key industry players including Airbus, Thales, Orange or Atos, as well as leading editors such as Trend Micro, CheckPoint, Palo-Alto or Qualys and a number of start-ups and innovative SMEs attended FIC 2016 to display their solutions and to take part in demonstrations and round tables. Most of them have already confirmed their participation in the 2017 Edition.


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Clément ROSSI
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Amélie Rives
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Mélodie Reynaud
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