Eric Filiol – Keynote Speaker

Expert in Cyber Security

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Specialist Subjects

  • Cyber Security



  • French


Eric Filiol is a former Lieutenant-Colonel of the French army and an expert in cyber-security, cyber-criminality, cryptology and intelligence.


Eric Filiol graduated as an engineer specialised in cryptology, holds a PhD in IT and applied mathematics from the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique and has qualification in InfoOps awarded by NATO.


Eric Filiol is currently heading the Operational Cryptography and Computer Virology lab, hosted by ESIEA in Laval, France, and is the editor-in-chief of the research journal Journal in Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques, published by Springer Verlag. Mr Filiol is also the GostCrypt Project leader and  architect and designer of the DAVFI project, a new generation of anti-malware solution.


During his time as an army officer, he works for the DGSE, the French external intelligence agency (1991-1997) before joining the French military School of Saint-Cyr Coetquidan where he starts teaching computer virology until 2001.

In 2004, he is awarded the Prix Roberval for his book ‘Les virus informatiques : théorie, pratique et applications’. New spying techniques: “ Why and how are companies the main targets?”

Today, all types of attacks begin with a phase of espionage, especially when it comes to companies. Very often, companies themselves are responsible of these attacks because they pave the way for attackers. How to protect oneself from it? What techniques should be implemented to prevent those threats from actually happening? Data leakage: “How to identify a potential risk of data leakage and how to prevent it?” Data leakage can take many forms. One of these is data theft, in order to obtain information on a competitor or just to make money out of it by selling them. Information about a company can be gathered and processed simply by analysing a website. How to prevent it ? Encryption: From the VPN to the Telegram, why and how companies and CEOs must start resorting to encryption of data and communications?


A political project hopes to regulate data encryption. Today, it is indispensable that companies pick up on this issue to avoid internal data leakages and data captation in network streams. A data security policy worthy of this name implies having a true encryption policy.


Strong of his unique and extended experience in technical intelligence within the French army, Eric Filiol is an eminent international expert and the leading voice in cyber-security and espionage/cyber-hacking. Eric Filiol speaks fluently French and English and is happy to give speeches in both languages.

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