Secretary General, ECSO & W4C, Belgium

Luigi Rebuffi is the Founder and Secretary General of ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation) as well as Founder and Secretary General of the Women4Cyber (W4C) Foundation. Graduated in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, he initially worked in Germany on the high power microwave systems for ITER thermonuclear fusion reactor. Then, at Thales, took increasing responsibilities on European R&D in different sectors: telecom, industrial, medical, scientific, becoming in 2003 Director for European Affairs. He created EOS (European Organisation for Security) in 2007 and has been for 10 years its CEO. From 2012 to 2016 he has been an advisor to the European Commission for the EU Security Research Programme and President of the Steering Board of the French ANR for security research. In 2016 he founded ECSO and signed with the European Commission the PPP on cybersecurity. In 2019 he created Women4Cyber to promote the inclusion of women in cybersecurity. In 2020 he was nominated in the list of “IFSEC Global Influencers in security - Executives”. Beyond developing ECSO and W4C activities and networks in PPP, he is supporting the creation of national associations / chapters for the development of a strong European cybersecurity community

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