Cybersecurity at Université de Rennes 1

Discover the research carried out in cybersecurity at Université de Rennes 1 and a new European training programme in Cloud computing and services

Photo: Cyril Gabbero
  1. What is cybersecurity?
  2. EIT Digital European Master School at Université de Rennes 1
  3. About EIT Digital
  4. EIT Digital symposium
  5. Cybersecurity: a new area for strengthening the partnership between with Australia and Université de Rennes 1

What is cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the security of information systems. This means almost all the devices in our environment which are equipped with a minimum computing capacity: computers, smart phones, tablet computers, key fobs, smart cards, connected and automated objects, etc. Cybersecurity doesn't simply apply to the internet!

This entire system is only secure if all the information which passes through objects and digital networks is kept confidential, authentic and that origin and ownership are respected. As well as data protection for individuals, businesses, associations and institutions, cybersecurity also involves cyberdefence and plays an important role in state security.

The cybersecurity chain is often considered to be as strong as its weakest link. Guaranteed cybersecurity concerns the entire digital world’s activities: equipment, software, networks and also developer and user training. All digital activities must adhere to a relevant legal framework which guarantees individual freedom and intellectual property.

The Université de Rennes 1 has the particularity of covering all the links of the cybersecurity chain, with its on-site partners and the Pôle d’excellence cyber.

Via this website, which includes text, photos, videos and applications, you'll discover the research that has been carried out in cybersecurity on all the university campuses, in link with training offered to students.

EIT Digital European Master School at Université de Rennes 1

Students of EIT Digital European Master School, Université de Rennes 1

Over 400 students from 50 different countries gathered in Rennes at the end of October for the start of the 2016 EIT Digital Master School programme. This European programme brings together Europe's top universities specialised in digital sciences and will train the engineers and researchers of the future.

Learning to think as an entrepreneur is a key criteria for the EIT Digital Master School. The programme seeks out the best students from across the EU and equips them with cutting-edge technical knowledge and business skills so that they can go on to help assure Europe's role in the global digital economy.

Université de Rennes 1 offers the specialist Cloud computing and Services option.

About EIT Digital

EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation. Its aim is to support the digital transformation in Europe in order to encourage economic growth and improve the lives of European citizens.

As a member of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT Digital is focused on entrepreneurship and is at the forefront of integrating education, research and business by bringing together students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs in their pan-European network of colocation centres in Berlin, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Paris, Stockholm, Trento, as well as in Budapest and Madrid, and a hub in Silicon Valley.

EIT Digital invests in strategic areas linked to digital technologies focusing on Europe’s strategic, societal challenges such as industry, cities, well-being and infrastructure, and thus accelerates the market's adoption of the technology resulting from research.

EIT Digital has a blended education strategy that includes a master School, doctoral School and professional school.

EIT Digital symposium

The EIT Digital international security symposium entitled From research to innovation: security of digital systems and protocols was held on 23 and 24 November 2016 at the INRA Convention Centre on the Beaulieu campus of Université de Rennes 1.

Under the umbrella the European Cyber week, EIT Digital brought together members of the scientific community, industry, startups and EU institutions for its first cybersecurity symposium. The agenda featured panel discussions, business networking sessions and presentations of disruptive innovations and the latest scientific ventures.

Cybersecurity: a new area for strengthening the partnership between with Australia and Université de Rennes 1

Research cooperation with Australia and Université de Rennes 1 has been in existence since 2003. A delegation, including His Excellency Stephen Brady, Australian Ambassador to France, visited Université de Rennes 1 on 6th September 2016. The purpose of the delegation was to present the current cooperation in teaching and research, discover the campus and to explore new areas and scientific fields for strengthening our partnership, such as cybersecurity.

More information about the visit can be found here.