Luigi Rebuffi

Secretary General and founder, ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation)

Luigi Rebuffi is the Secretary General and founder of ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation). After having graduated in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy), he worked in Germany on the development of high-power microwave systems for the next thermonuclear fusion reactor (ITER). He continued his career at Thomson CSF / Thales in France where he took on increasing responsibilities for European Affairs (R&D) in different sectors: telecom, industrial, medical, scientific, becoming in 2003 Director for European Affairs for the civilian activities of the Group. He suggested the creation of EOS and coordinated its establishment in 2007 and was for 10 years its CEO. In 2016 he led the creation of ECSO and signed with the European Commission the cPPP on cybersecurity. Until 2016 and for 6 years, he was 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 2019 he co-founded the Women4Cyber Foundation to promote participation of women in cybersecurity and was elected as Vice President of the Administration Body and Secretary General.