The Chaire (French research consortium) on the Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructures (Cyber CNI) which is coordinated by IMT Atlantique has been renewed for three years, thanks to the commitment of its academic and industrial partners and the support of the Fondation Mines-Télécom and the Regional Council of Brittany.
Launched in 2016 as part of the Cyber Cluster of Excellence, the IMT Atlantique Cybersecurity research consortium aims to contribute to the international development of research and training activities the cybersecurity of critical infrastructures (energy networks, industrial processes, water production plants, financial systems, etc.), a field that has become a national priority:.
The program, which was initiated for a period of three years, was renewed for the first time in 2019 and this year was extended until January 2025. Since the beginning, it has benefited from the financial support of the Regional Council of Brittany and is supported by the Mines Télécom Foundation and leading industrial partners. Airbus, BNP Paribas, EDF and SNCF have thus renewed their commitment.
The Chaire currently hosts 9 doctoral students, 4 post-doctoral researchers, 11 professors and 2 engineers working with the teams of IMT Atlantique's IRISA joint research unit as well as with the teams of Télécom Sud-Paris and Télécom Paris.
The work carried out within the framework of this Chaire is of interest to several sectors such as industrial control systems, vehicular applications, large communications networks and cloud computing. As it is internationally recognised, the CNI Cyber Chaire has initiated cooperation with other similar groups specialising in cybersecurity in Europe and around the world.
by Pierre-Hervé VAILLANT