The Hermeneut consortium was formed to ensure full coverage of all the expertise, links and key competencies needed to reach its objectives. Each partner is involved only in the activities in which it has a recognized experience.

The consortium includes the biggest Italian system integrator, two research units, an ICT Centre of Excellence for Research, Innovation, Education, three SMEs, an insurance service company, one security association, and two users with a strong competence with critical service/infrastructures and cyber defence services.

As a whole, the consortium provides a wide coverage across Europe: a point that is relevant in the cybersecurity field, which requires increased sharing and collective knowledge. Hermeneut brings together partners from five EU Countries – Belgium, Italy, France, Germany, and UK – and one key partner from Israel.


Advisory Board

Adrien Bécue

Adrien is Research & Innovation Manager for Airbus Cybersecurity France, UK and Germany. He graduated from Toulouse Business School in 2003 with a Master in Aerospace Management. In 2004, he joined the French defence procurement agency (DGA) and, in 2008, the EADS group where he switched to research project management. In 2013 he joined the Cassidian CyberSecurity entity as Research & Technology Coordinator and launched several projects with a focus on attack detection and security of Industrial Control Systems. In 2015, he became contact point for Airbus Cybersecurity in the ENISA SCADA/ICS working group and General Chair of CyberICS International Workshop on Cybersecurity of Industrial Control Systems. In 2017 he won the Eureka Award of Innovation for ADAX ITEA Project dealing with advanced detection and countermeasure simulation against DDOS attacks and APTs. In 2018 he won the ITEA Award of Innovation for FUSE-IT Project dealing with security and energy efficiency of smart buildings.

Julio Vivero

Julio chairs the sub-working group in healthcare within the European Cybersecurity Organization (ECSO). In 2003, he obtained his PhD from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC), Spain, in the field of network management. He then joined GMV working in the field of telco network management and process reengineering. Two years later, he obtained a Master in Project Management at La Salle University and he began to work in cybersecurity projects. He has been the head of the consulting and infrastructure area in Barcelona for almost ten years and he is currently business partner for international markets. He has participated to and led a large number of information security projects in several international organizations during the last ten years.

Benjamin C. Dean
President, Iconoclast Tech LLC

Benjamin works at the intersection of technology, economics and public policy. Through Iconoclast Tech LLC, he develops cyber risk models for insurers and reinsurers. He also contributes to an initiative to develop business digital risk management metrics at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy and Working Party on Measurement and Analysis of the Digital Economy. Previously, he contributed a paper to inform the European Parliament on the economic implications of EU-US cooperation in cybersecurity and cybercrime. During 2017 he was a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington DC. From 2014-16, he was a fellow for cybersecurity at Columbia University and a policy analyst at the OECD. He completed a MA International Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is also a graduate of the University of Sydney with a BA Economics and Social Sciences (Hons.)

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