What is the FIC?

In the Stockholm Programme for 2010-2015, stepping up the fight against cybercrime has become one of the priorities of the European Union. Convinced of the need to be a key player in this effort, the French National Gendarmerie launched the first edition of the International Forum on Cybercrime in 2007.

Organised in the city of Lille, a pioneering think tank in the fight against cybercrime, the FIC soon became a major event for security stakeholders in cyberspace in light of its international scope and of the great relevance of the themes addressed.

Reserved for professionals, the 2013 edition, which has now become the International Forum on Cyber Security, will build on the success encountered by the previous editions, emphasising the need to step up cooperation between public and private stakeholders. Objectives: To open up the debate on cyber security by bringing together experts and non-specialists; to heighten awareness of the risks linked to information and communication technologies among decision-makers.

As a unique think tank, the FIC offers an ideal opportunity to meet the most influential stakeholders in the sector.

Originality of the FIC

  • A strategic approach to cyber security, through the different challenges raised
  • An operational focus offering a hands-on approach to the various facets of cyber security
  • Discussions primarily devoted to societal, legal, economic, technological and operational challenges of cyber security
  • A permanent observatory with regular meetings between public and private stakeholders to facilitate the creation of a community of trust
  • An event with a marked international focus
  • Themes concerning many sectors (local government, SMEs, administrative authorities, operators of vital infrastructures …)
  • An important networking opportunity

FIC target groups

  • Cyber security specialists: Legal experts, information system security managers…
  • Non-specialists: Security managers, human resources managers, risk managers, secretaries-general, insurers, police and gendarmerie departments, judges and prosecutors, academics …