CyAN is an initiative by 9 independent consultants with diverse backgrounds (legal and public affairs, information security and operational risk management, law enforcement, investment) committed to provide a simple answer to a complex question: how to foster cybersecurity and the fight against cybercrime: Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, Christian Aghroum, Monika Josi, Kourosh Teimoorzadeh, Fabrice Bullian, Jonathan Bourguignon, Nour-Eddine El Bouhati, Cyril Pineau-Valencienne and Maelle LeLardic.
They share a common principle: cybersecurity is strategic for businesses and public authorities but has to be more inclusive. This is how CyAN, which stands for CYbersecurity and cybercrime Advisors Network, a not-for-profit platform, was established. It helps public and private organisations, government and experts themselves to better understand cybersecurity and build a better future.
« Strengthening cybersecurity requires to be open to different disciplines. This is a real challenge for businesses in need of guidance as well as for the experts themselves. In practice, CyAN aims at providing an international platform which helps identify and connect trusted advisors from various disciplines », outlined Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, President of the association.
CyAN promotes an approach that is different from other existing organisations. Indeed, the association does not only bring together experts in cybersecurity. Its members believe that a multidisciplinary cooperation, based on complementarity of profiles, age or professional experiences, is key to foster safety and security in a digital world, and for any progress in human society more generally. « Cybersecurity impacts all levels of an organisation. Our focus is to connect advisors, who, according to their experience, are best placed to communicate with each team in particular », adds Christian Aghroum, Vice-President in charge of external relations.
In addition to promoting a multidisciplinary approach in cybersecurity and in the fight against cybercrime, CyAN supports its members in broadening their horizon through an exchange of good practices with other advisors.