Bernard began his research career at CEA (French Atomic Agency), in charge of the development of new nuclear weapons. He has become an expert in digital simulation and supercomputers. He created and became the first CEA CIO in 2000.
For 10 years, Bernard worked at LETI at CEA Grenoble, where he was named director in 2003. The LETI with MINATEC is considered as one of the world leading research laboratories in the field of nanotechnologies.
In 2006 Bernard was appointed, by the President of the French Republic, Technical Director of the DGSE, the equivalent of the USA NSA. Thanks to his experience and his technical knowledge, he completely transforms French technical intelligence and establishes close links with his counterparts in Europe and the USA.
In 2014 Bernard is recruited by the CAPGEMINI group (220,000 employees in 60 countries) to coordinate at the group level, internal cyber security to deploy a high level of security and protection against cyber-attacks.
Bernard's areas of expertise are very extensive, Plasma physics, Supercomputing and simulation, Nanotechnology and nanoelectronics, Cryptology and cryptanalysis, Electronic warfare and Sigint (signal intelligence), Cyber operation, Cyber security and cyber defense, Cyber crisis management.
Thanks to his 40 very diversified professional years, Bernard created a very important network of relations, in defense, and in large French companies and more particularly with the CISO’s and CIO’s.
Bernard is one of the French pioneers of cybersecurity and cyberdefense. He has more than 25 years of experience in offensive and defensive areas. In 2007 he was a founder of the computer network operation concept in France and its application in intelligence and information warfare. His technical expertise and his diverse professional experience have allowed Bernard to fully modernize French technical intelligence and to build the foundations of the French cyber army.
Geopolitics of Cyber Security: The Strategic Consequences for Cyber Defense of the Ukraine-Russia War
the risks of cyber attacks have never been greater: for states and companies. The Ukraine-Russia war is an accelerator of threats, but also the attack surface which increases exponentially with the Internet of Things and 5G-6G. Artificial intelligence provides very effective cyber defense solutions but it will also increase the potential of attackers.