Le Before 7-9 October 2024

Created in 2017 as a continuation of Les Assises, Le Before immediately established itself as a much-awaited strategic meeting for decision-makers in the cybersecurity market.
A select group of participants are invited to reflect on and debate the future of the sector.

The philosophy behind Le Before:

Freedom of tone
allowing participants to express their point of view
The human dimension
encouraging exchanges between peers
Structured exchanges
between guests and partners
Discussions and debates
on the market outlook

Who meets at Le Before?

130
end users (CISOs, CIOs and other IT decision-makers)
20
partner companies
12
commissions presidents
6
commission moderators

How to take part in Le Before?

Le Before des Assises, how can you take part?
  • As a guest: decision makers are invited and selected exclusively by DG Consultants. They come to discuss, exchange ideas, share ideas and look to the future, to discuss the major issues facing the sector, the problems, needs and expectations of tomorrow, etc. As the number of guests invited to the Before is very limited, please contact the visitor team ([email protected]) if you would like to attend. Your request will be considered on the basis of your profile, the number of registrants per sector and the number of places available.
  • As a partner: Le Before is open to all Les Assises partners, with two participation packages:
    - Either with a speaking slot (which includes participation as a speaker at one of the round tables on the programme)
    - Or as participants: 100% Networking

    Partners benefit from
    :
    - A reserved lunch table (for 8 people, including 6 guests chosen by the partner)
    - Access to the commissions and meet ups for unrivalled discussions with guests in small groups - Tailor-made support

Le Before 2024 confirmed partners

Confirmed partners at Le Before of Les Assises

The programme

An intense day packed with content: round tables, sector commissions and meet-ups.

Le Before programme visual in english

Masterclass

Round tables and commissions

The editorial committee, made up of the chairmen and moderators, defines 6 key topics to be developed at Le Before. The idea is to take a step back, because Le Before is the ‘lighthouse’ of Les Assises.

These six topics will be developed on site:

  1. Firstly, with round-table discussions aimed at taking stock of the issues facing the sector and defining the main areas of work to be addressed by the committees.
  2. Then there are the commissions, which provide an opportunity for participants to exchange ideas during concrete collaborative work sessions on the subjects.
  3. The results of each committee's discussions are summarised in a report, presented on the Wednesday morning of the conference opening and made available after the event.
Commissions and round table discussions Le Before
  • Commission 1: Public-private partnerships: how can we develop and implement collective intelligence for efficient cooperation and effective cyber security?

    In order to cooperate more fluidly on cybersecurity, public and private players must and wish to develop effective collective intelligence. The Commission proposes to define the objectives of this cooperation, its methods and its framework, and to identify the levers for activating and boosting the ecosystem.

    At a time when directives and regulations are multiplying at national, European and international level (NIS2, DORA, AI Act, DSA/DMA, etc.), how can public and private players work together to anticipate these regulations and avoid being subjected to them? While public and private sector players all aspire to develop a collective intelligence on cybersecurity, they have different views on how to meet each other's needs, and on what such cooperation would bring to each. Before defining the terms and conditions, we need to work together to define the objectives of the collaboration and the subjects on which it is necessary and possible to collaborate in order to encourage the emergence of an operational ecosystem in which information circulates openly and creates value.

    • Based on past examples of initiatives targeting threat actors such as NoMoreRansom or the Conficker Working Group, the aim is to see how to develop and harmonise collaboration between actors of different genders, sectors or countries. The aim is also to identify the levers that could be used to multiply alliances on a Franco-French scale and to structure an ecosystem that would bring together institutions, companies and partners.
    • There are many private bodies and associations (Clusif, Cesin, Cigref, Medef, etc.), but fewer public bodies. New links need to be created between private and public players, particularly in terms of regulations. The aim here is not to seek the approval of the public authorities, but to work hand in hand with them. Discussions between private and public players would enable companies to anticipate future regulations, not to be subjected to them, but to co-construct them with the public authorities.

    Moderator: Sophy Caulier, journalist

    • Eric Freyssinet, Senior Cyber Adviser, Command of the Ministry of the Interior in Cyberspace (COMCYBER-MI) ("Pathfinder" representative for the potential contributions of private/state entities)
    • Benoît Fuzeau, CISO, Casden Banque Populaire (Private sector spokesman)
    • Gaëtan Poncelin de Raucourt, Deputy Director of Strategy, ANSSI

    Partner: Laurent Oudot, CEO, Tehtris

  • Commission 2: Geopolitical upheaval and regulatory imperatives: CISOs face an unprecedented challenge

    What strategies can be adopted? How can we deal with this profound change and anticipate action plans to meet these new challenges? Do we have reasonable technological responses to date? In the current context of economic and technological rivalry, the United States' H.R.4346 - Chips and Science Act and initiatives such as China's Document 79 are striking examples of how states are redefining their global influence. Clearly, these measures reflect a desire to strengthen national autonomy and secure critical supply chains. The CISO can no longer ignore this state of affairs, and it is quite likely that in the short term he will become a key player in the associated countermeasures, and could even find himself held liable by a third party, an authority, or even his own employer. Understanding these dynamics is essential if we are to develop robust cyber security strategies and navigate with confidence in an increasingly interdependent and competitive international environment, subject to potential interference and power struggles. We invite you to share our experiences and points of view so that you can acquire a common understanding of these issues and master the doctrines and tools needed to anticipate and respond effectively to these new problems.

    Moderated by Garance Mathias, Lawyer at the Paris Court of Appeal

    • Olivier Ligneul, Director of Cybersecurity, EDF Group
    • Thierry Auger, Deputy CIO and CSO, Lagardère

    Partners : 

    • Blandine Delaporte, Senior Solution Engineer Director, Sentinel One
    • Alexis Caurette, Vice President Strategy and Marketing, Cyber Defense Solutions Business Line, Thales
  • Commission 3: Making OSINT a strategic tool for economic intelligence?

    Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is a fundamental component of information gathering, intelligence and, ultimately, decision support operations. By analysing and targeting information from open sources, OSINT makes it possible to identify vulnerabilities, monitor and learn about competitors, anticipate threats and inform management in their strategic decisions.

    In a changing and geopolitically unstable economic environment, OSINT has established itself as a complementary and powerful tool for strengthening the competitiveness of companies, increasing the influence of governments and helping decision-makers to navigate in a complex world. How do you use OSINT? How do you go about enriching data and transforming it into value-added information? What is the legal framework? In what ways and how could it become a powerful new ally? Find out from the experts invited to share their experience and knowledge.

    Moderated by Mélanie Benard-Crozat Editor-in-Chief, S&D Magazine & Impact for the Future

    • Sébastien Bombal, Technical Director, Ministry of the Economy and Finance
    • Fabrice Bru, DSSI, Les Mousquetaires Group
    • Rémi Bertrand, Safety Department - Business Intelligence Manager, Michelin
    • Pierre-Luc Refalo, VP - Head of Group "IT & Cyber Security" Audit, Capgemini

    Partenaire : 

    • Frédéric Laurent, CEO, Snowpack
  • Commission 4: How can we maintain trust with our technology partners in an increasingly unstable ecosystem?

    Some acquisitions will go down in history more than others. At a time when 1,000 European companies are protesting against the takeover of one of their IT suppliers by an investment fund, and appealing to the European Commission, we invite you to collaborate on scenarios specifically dedicated to the cybersecurity sector.

    Between mergers, acquisitions, radical changes in commercial offerings and technological and financial dependencies, how can trust be maintained? What specific challenges do ISSMs face when faced with these types of transactions? Could the trends observed in the infrastructure sector be happening in our ecosystem? And why do we remain insensitive to the warnings issued by leading analysts?

    After deciphering several acquisitions and their consequences, this new commission of the Before des Assises de la Cybersécurité will put forward recommendations on how best to manage the effects of new takeovers. We will be incorporating feedback and best practice into a guide aimed at maintaining a solid climate of trust within our ecosystem.

    Moderated by Caroline Moulin-Schwartz, Technical Delegate, CRiP 

    • Eric Vautier, Group CISO, ADP Group
    • Maricela Pelegrin-Bomel, National IS Security Manager, EFS

    Partners :

    • Jeremy Bellaiche, Regional Vice President - Spain | Majors Accounts France, Tanium
    • Loïc Guezo, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Strategy SEMEA, Proofpoint
  • Commission 5: Supply chain: how to move from local to global thinking: the example of the industrial sector?

    In an economy in which every company relies on a large number of service providers and partners, and where information systems are hyper and interconnected, security can no longer be considered solely at company level, but on a broader scale. For several years now, hackers have been exploiting security vulnerabilities in the "weakest links", turning suppliers and service providers into unwitting "Trojan horses".

    This risk is difficult to control, as it can come from a large number of business partners of varying sizes and cyber defence capabilities. It is now so critical that the European Union, through the NIS2 directive and the DORA regulation applicable to the financial and banking sector, intends to control it. The industrial sector was one of the first to be targeted, back in 2017, with the attack on the aquarium of a Las Vegas casino via its maintenance system and that on Target, a famous American retail chain, by taking control of its air conditioning system.

    Drawing on the expertise of the committee's two chairmen who work in this sector, the committee will address the specific challenges faced by all companies/organisations when it comes to managing third-party suppliers (service providers, partners, subcontractors, etc.), the strategies to be adopted to guarantee the security and reliability of these external partners and the contributions of the new regulations versus the constraints they will generate.

    Moderated by Annick Rimlinger, Director of Safety & Security, Cyber & DataProtection, Aéma Group 

    • Stéphane Nappo, Vice President. Global Chief Information Security Officer, Groupe SEB
    • Véronique Bardet, CISO, Pierre Fabre

    Partners : 

    • Grégory Cardiet, VP, Sales Engineer Europe, Crowdstrike
    • Lionel Gonzalez, Technical Director for Southern Europe and Africa, XM Cyber
  • Commission 6: AI: the toolbox?

    At the dawn of a new era propelled by the rapid advancement of AI, it is clear that AI offers an unprecedented opportunity for business growth and efficiency. However, it also raises many challenges for security professionals. Cybercriminals are poised to exploit AI to improve the effectiveness of their attacks, specifically target AI systems and take advantage of the risks posed by AI regulation for malicious purposes.

    The footprint of AI in the daily lives of CISOs and CISOs is already significant. However, given the speed at which AI is advancing and its increasing adoption, extrapolating its role over the next 3-5 years remains uncertain. AI encompasses a variety of technologies such as neural networks, expert systems, machine learning and deep learning, each with different capabilities and uses yet to be explored.

    In addition, the adoption of AI by attackers and defenders could lead to a new balance in cyber warfare. In the face of these impending changes and challenges, it is imperative that security professionals acquire the knowledge and skills needed to master this new technology and its derivative applications. This commission will provide an opportunity to discuss the specific risks associated with AI and the effective controls for managing them.

    Moderated by Jérôme Saiz, Business protection expert - OPFOR Intelligence 

    • Michel Cazenave, Regional CSO & CISO France, Monaco, Maghreb, PWC
    • Patrick Ménez, Deputy Group CSO, Axa

    Partner : 

    • Cyril Voisin, EMEA Customer Security Officer Manager, Microsoft Security

Meet ups

Le Before meetups discussions
Meet ups are small group events organised by lawyers and experts. They deal with regulatory or legal issues in a very practical way.
  • Accordion Item 1Do you know MICA, DGA, RIA?

    Que savez-vous des récentes règlementations européennes en matière de crypto-actifs, gouvernance des données et Intelligence artificielle ? Quels sont leurs impacts sur vos activités ? Quelles opportunités offrent-elles ?

    Rejoignez-nous pour une discussion stimulante et explorons ensemble les enjeux et les nouveautés que présentent ces textes, à intégrer dans votre stratégie et vos usages !

    Avec : 

    • Myriam Quéméner, Magistrate
    • Garance Mathias, Lawyer, Paris Court
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