Cybersecurity: Transatlantic Innovation & Strategies


Vulnerability to cyberattacks, theft, and other threats is as much a personal concern as it is one of national and global security. Ensuring the secure and reliable exchange of information is a critical task and one that the scientific community has been engaged in since the rise of new technologies.

Cybersecurity: Transatlantic Innovation and Strategies was a free, two-day symposium that enabled leading scientists in this field to identify current challenges and to share the results of their research. David Pointcheval , Ph.D and CNRS researcher in the Computer Science Department at the  Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, gave a keynote address  on “Private Outsourced Computations.”

French and American cybersecurity experts had the opportunity to come together and discuss the development of new scientific partnerships between the United States and France.

Discussions  focused on privacy and data protection, cryptology and system security, formal methods for security, and the education and training of tomorrow’s cybersecurity scientists. In addition, industry leaders, representatives from innovative start-ups and policy researchers from both sides of the Atlantic  tackled current technology transfer and innovation challenges in this field during a roundtable discussion.


This event was co-organized by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France to the United States, the Institute for Information Security & Privacy at Georgia Tech, and Georgia Tech-Lorraine, in partnership with the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the French National Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (INRIA).




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