Alain Sevilla

Alain Sevilla

Alain Sevilla

Director CERAC, European Research Center - Strasbourg (France)

Short Bio

Alain Sevilla is a founding partner of HEPTAGONE Digital Risk Management & Security and expert on cybercrime  at the European Council.

His career was based in the both the national army and the Gendarmerie Nationale in France, which he left in 2014 with a rank of Colonel, in order to set up HEPTAGONE Digital Risk Management & Security. A man of action, a certified member of the elite Parachutiste division and a commando instructor, he has taken on all gendarmerie command duties whether mobile, departmental right up to a regional level. He has in particular developed his expertise in the areas of information, legal investigations in the fight against delinquency, organized crime and cyber criminality. An engineer from the Special Military School of Saint Cyr, of the “Grande Année” promotion, he has a university degree in electronics, mathematics and automated systems, as well as obtaining a specialist higher studies diploma (DESS) in the law of “defence and security”. He has also acted as the auditor of the 162nd session of the Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence (Institut des hautes etudes de la Defense Nationale) of the European College of Security at Brussels, in 2010, and for the Cycle supérieur de management pour décideurs et grands décideurs of the Ministry of Defence. Moreover, in 2011, Alain Sevilla joined the “civilian response team” of the European Commission as an expert in “criminal investigations and organised crime”. In 2015, he joined the European Council as expert in the “Global Action on cybercrime” program.

Within HEPTAGONE Digital Risk Management & Security, Alain SEVILLA is responsible for all technical and audit activities in matters relating to security and cyber security. He is also responsible for investigation and digital forensic services. He is a co-director of the firm’s investigation service.

Director of the European Centre for Research and Analysis on Cyberthreats (CERAC in French) at Strasbourg University, Alain SEVILLA is a part time lecturer; he has responsibility for the “Cyber threats” modules in the Masters 2 “electronic commerce” and “law of the digital economy” at Strasbourg University as well as the Master 2 “extended audit of corporate information systems” at the University of Paris Dauphine. He also acts in various universities, both in France and abroad, and conducts conferences and training in cyber-criminality in Europe, Africa or in South East Asia. Finally, Alain SEVILLA is a scientific advisor for the DELFICO (financial delinquency and organised crime) at the CEFTI (Centre for financial and engineering techniques studies) at Aix en Provence university.

“Global Action on Cybercrime Extended” , Joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe.

The GLACY+ Project on “Global Action on Cybercrime Extended” is building upon the GLACY project (2013 – 2016) which supports seven priority countries in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region – Mauritius, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Tonga – in the strengthening of their criminal justice capacities on cybercrime and electronic evidence. These countries are committed to take action on the basis of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and are either Parties, signatories or have been invited to accede to this treaty.

GLACY+ (2016-2020 ) is intended to extend this experience. GLACY priority countries may serve as hubs to share their experience with other countries of their respective regions. Moreover, countries of Latin America and the Caribbean may now also benefit from project support.