Cybersecurity Research in Rennes
Brittany positions itself as one of the leading French regions in the field of digital security. The Pôle d’excellence Cyber (PEC), established through the initiative of the Ministry of Defense and the Brittany Region, was born in this strategic location. This prominent national competitiveness cluster brings together numerous businesses in the field, government stakeholders, and academic institutions.
Rennes, a stronghold of cybersecurity in France, gathers a large number of research actors.
This concentration is reflected in their strong presence across six major laboratories in Rennes:
- CREST – Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (Centre de recherche en économie et statistique)
- IETR – Rennes Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications (Institut d’électronique et de télécommunications de Rennes)
- IODE – Western France Institute: Law and Europe (Institut de l’Ouest : Droit et Europe)
- INRIA – Rennes-Bretagne Altlantique Research Centre (Centre de recherche en sciences et technologies du numérique)
- IRISA – Research Institute of Computer Science and Random Systems (Institut de recherche en informatique et systèmes aléatoires)
- IRMAR – Rennes Institute of Mathematical Research (Institut de recherche mathématique de Rennes)
The Rennes environment thus offers cybersecurity researchers a particularly rich framework for developing academic and industrial collaborations at the local, national, and international levels. They thereby contribute to the national cybersecurity strategy and participate in the development of its ecosystem.
The richness of this environment also promotes knowledge sharing and provides an ideal setting for attracting many Rennes students to the world of research and further studies through doctoral programs.
Partners of CyberSchool (University of Rennes, CentraleSupélec, CNRS, ENSAI, ENS Rennes, IMT Atlantique, Inria, INSA Rennes, Sciences Po Rennes, University Rennes 2) collaborate with these laboratories and host numerous researchers covering a wide spectrum of fields related to computer security, ranging from cryptography to the human and societal dimensions of digital security :