Laurent Chrzanovski

Laurent Chrzanovski

Laurent Chrzanovski

Congress General Manager, Prof. Univ. Dr. Habil. (Switzerland)

Short Bio

With a PhD in Roman Archaeology obtained at the University of Lausanne, a Postdoctoral Research Degree in History and Sociology at the Romanian Academy of Sciences, and an EU Habilitation to direct PhDs in History and related sciences, Laurent Chrzanovski is Professor at the doctoral Schools of the Universities Lyon II and Sibiu. He regularly holds postdoctoral courses within several major EU Universities. He is the author/editor of 21 books, of more than a hundred scientific articles and of as many general-public articles.

In the frame of cyber security, Laurent Chrzanovski is member and contractual consultant of the ITU roster of experts. He founded and manages the yearly congress “Cybersecurity in Romania. A Central European publicprivate dialogue platform”, organized in partnership with the ITU (UN-Geneva), the SRI, the IGPR, the ANCOM, number of foreign institutions, and placed under the aegis of the Embassy of Switzerland to Romania.

In the same spirit and with the same partnerships, he is co-founder of the first Romanianwritten cyber security quarterly journal, Cybersecurity Trends. His main domains of study are focused on the relationship between the human behaviors and the digital world as well as the assurance of finding the right balance between security and privacy for the e-citizens.




A murky world… The CEO’s nightmare between vendors and fake news vs. experts and analysis.

The enormous financial repercussions of WannaCry and Not-Petya have to be heard as a clear alarm signal. It is maybe the last chance, for States as well as for Companies, to start building cross-boundaries teams working together.

What did we learned?
  • The first and most important lesson is even boring to repeat: no “all levels” cybersecurity awareness is made in most sectors.
  • The second : there is an enormous gap of understanding and even vocabulary not only between boards and Security Officers (also bis repetita) but also between Security Officers and IT department managers, leading to a total chaos.
  • The third: neither big nor small companies, if not considered as national security priorities, do have experts looking into the deep web, as both vulnerabilities were known there months before the global attacks took place.

If we add that we entered the « post-truth » era and that vendors know better to speak to a board than security managers, we have come full circle. Can we break this vicious spiral?

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