Building cyber competencies to master critical risks in a hyper connected world – a Swiss perspective

Continuation of the lecture series ‘Dealing with Risks’

Event Details


swissnex India
#26, Rest House Crescent Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001 India


January 27, 2016 2:30 am - January 30, 2016 11:30 am

swissnex India and Swiss Re India co-organised a series of lectures on risk-related topic during 2015 and 2016. The main aim was to provide high-level inputs on risk to inspired peers, future leaders, and potential partners.

The fourth lecture of the series was on “Building cyber competencies to master critical risks in a hyper connected world: a Swiss perspective”. The aims of this presentation was to identify mains drivers, vulnerabilities and risks related to the development of the digital economy, of cyberspace and the Internet of thing (including smart cities) in order to understand what the major stakes and challenges to produce security and happiness are and how Switzerland can contribute to build the future by answering cybersecurity needs through science, education and innovation.

Read the highlights of the lecture.

Meet the speakers –

Solange Ghernaouti is an internationally recognized expert on ICT Risk management, cybersecurity, cyberdefence and cybercrime related issues. She is an active independent security advisor, an influential analyst and a regular media commentator. She is also a professor at the University of Lausanne, where she founded the Swiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group, which deals with the socio-economic, managerial, legal, and technological dimensions of information and communication technology security. Previously she worked as a network architect, an ISO standardisation expert, and a marketing product manager for international IT companies in France. Ghernaouti has been recognised by the Swiss press as one of the outstanding women in professional and academic circles. She has authored more than 300 publications and almost thirty books on ICT and security issues.
Dr. Prof. Solange Ghernaouti
Bastien owns a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Geneva and a MLaw in Legal Issue, Crime and Security of IT from the University of Lausanne. He did academic research related on human failure factors in Information Security and Strategic and Competitive Intelligence. He is specialized in Operational Risks and in Security of Client Identifying Data. Currently he is a researcher in Cybersecurity, Cyberdefense, Cyberintelligence, Cybergovernance, Cyberresilience and Cyberpower related issues at the University of Lausanne under the direction of Professor Ghernaouti. His mains interest is related to the future challenges in cyberspace, especially related to net neutrality and national sovereignty, security by information sharing, internet of things and robotics security challenges.
Bastien Wanner