Cybersecurity Institute

Cross Disciplinary Program 2017.
Reshaping technologies and social sciences.

The Grenoble Alpes Cybersecurity Institute aims at undertaking ground-breaking interdisciplinary research in order to address cybersecurity and privacy challenges. Our main technical focus is on low-cost secure elements, critical infrastructures and their management in terms of life cycle, vulnerability analysis and global challenges in term of risk analysis and validation of large systems, including practical resilience across the industry and the society. Our approach to cybersecurity is holistic, encompassing technical, legal, law-enforcement, economic, social, diplomatic, military and intelligence-related aspects with strong partnerships with the private sector and robust national and international cooperations with leading institutions in France and abroad.

Challenges

The rise of cyberattacks constitutes a major challenge for our societies, with an estimated cost of $6 trillion per year by 2021 (Forbes). In addition to their disastrous economic and social impact, these attacks weaken the confidence of citizens in the digital transition of activities and cause serious international tensions. The development of new sustainable solutions that enable end-to-end security, privacy and infrastructure resilience is now a multi-dimension challenge: technical, business, scientific and social. Through its multidisciplinary approach, the Institute creates a space for strong collaboration between experts and stakeholders in order to adequately consider all the technical and social issues raised by these attacks, and thus develop global, adapted and innovative solutions.

Interdisciplinarity

Our research focuses on cybersecurity issues (critical infrastructure security, attribution, responses to cyberattacks, privacy and data protection, etc.) at the crossroad of several disciplines. To answer these questions, the Institute uniquely brings together researchers from very different backgrounds (mathematics, computer science, microelectronics, law, economics, management, political science...) with experience in multidisciplinary research, around major themes.

Project organization...

The Institute provides a structure which brings together all Université Grenoble Alpes researchers in cybersecurity regarding interdisciplinary subjects. It aims to support the emergence of a new generation of experts and researchers in cybersecurity who will possess both a great expertise in their respective fields and a cross-cutting vision of the issues and proposed solutions.

... and its international visibility

The community of experts who founded the Cybersecurity Institute is one of the largest in France and identified as such in the Allistène cartography and the CNRS Cybersecurity network. The Institute lies at the heart of the French national and international strategy in cyberspace. In France’s International Strategy for Cyberspace, AMNECYS (Alpine Multidisciplinary NEtwork on CYbersecurity Studies), whose Institute constitutes the institutional extension, has been designated as one of the two “Leading French research groups on cyber issues”. Over the years, the Institute’s researchers have developed privileged partnerships with ANSSI, DGA, SGDSN, CNIL and various institutions (INHESJ, IHEDN, etc.). The Institute participates actively in the major debates concerning cybersecurity offering expertise in several fields. 

The establishment of the Cybersecurity Institute constitutes recognition of the excellence of the research conducted at Université Grenoble Alpes. The Institute creates an important dynamic enabling the Grenoble ecosystem (especially the industrial one) to strengthen their multidisciplinary collaborations and research in the subject of cybersecurity and to reinforce its national and international influence in this area.

Updated on February 18, 2020