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Chaire Cyber CNI – Cybersecurity for Critical Networked Infrastructures

Wed, May 26, 2021, 17 CET I Cyril Cappi (SNCF) – Dare the breakthrough of cybersecurity: an opportunity to build sovereignty

On May 26, 2021, 17h CET, Cyril Cappi, Senior Research Engineer at SNCF, will give a talk on “Dare Cybersecurity Breakthrough : a opportunity to build sovereignty”.

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Mobility (aerospace, rail, automotive, …) is growing and evolving rapidly with the advent of digitization and automation. To be able to implement these future systems and to face future cyber attacks, we must reinvent cybersecurity. Today, French and European R&D investment plans are responding to a large part of the effort of these progress. Moreover, this could be a unique opportunity to build cyber sovereignty. I propose to discover how we can build it together, and will end with the main challenges and some example of promising technologies.

Cyril Cappi

Cyril Cappi, Senior Research Engineer at Sncf, is working in the Innovation&Research department. He is in charge of Cybersecurity research program for railway domain. Member of the internal network of scientific experts called Synapses within he leads a Cybersecurity working group. His research aims to develop and secure the use of AI in cybersecurity. He’s been seconded to work at IRT Saint-Exupery research institute for the DEEL project (Franco-Canadian project on trust and confidence in AI). 
In parallel he holds the position of VP R&D committee within the French Federation of Cybersecurity, and teaches information security in master’s degree at Gustave Eiffel University.

SNCF Group

Our mission ? Make the travel experience simpler. Deliver seamless, sustainable passenger and freight transport. And create the mobility of tomorrow. The SNCF’s Innovation&Research department covers a wide range of subjects. From customer comfort to improving railway dynamics. We are developing the future of mobility with the autonomous train, and new modes of mobility. Furthermore, we are studying very high-speed train technologies such as maglev and hyperloop.

The Cyber CNI Lecture Series is a free monthly event that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

The event consists of a 40-minute expert presentation followed by a 30-minute discussion.

The Cyber CNI Speaker series aims to raise awareness and understanding of cyber security issues among all audiences. It aims to enable an ongoing dialogue between experts from industry and academia and the general public (citizens, families, small and large businesses, public organizations, etc.). All of us are concerned.

The events take place in the Grand Amphithéâtre d’IMT Atlantique in Rennes (Cesson-Sévigné) and will be broadcast live on Youtube (, allowing worldwide remote participation and including a tool to participate in the discussion.

How the digital transformation is changing our lives

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown all of us the benefits of information technology. It allows us to work at a distance, to live at a distance, and most importantly, to keep in touch at a distance – with younger and older people, those closest to us, and even making new contacts.

Our society relies more and more on information and operational technologies. Examples include water, energy, heat and cooling supply, communications, healthcare, production and processing of goods, transportation, national security, banking, research and education, and food production.

What all these areas have in common is that they make intensive use of networked distributed computer systems. These systems can be attacked in many ways. This is no longer just a problem for computer “pros”, because computer systems are essential to all of us. The effects of “cyber-attacks” range from power outages to the collapse of the health care or banking sectors.

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