Solange Ghernaouti

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Solange Ghernaouti
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Solange Ghernaouti
Born (1958-12-05) 5 December 1958 (age 60)
CitizenshipSwitzerland, France
Alma materPierre-and-Marie-Curie University (PhD in Computer Science, 1986)
Scientific career
FieldsCybersecurity, Cyberstrategy
InstitutionsUniversity of Lausanne (UNIL)

Solange Ghernaouti (born 5 December 1958) is a Swiss professor at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and an international expert on cybersecurity and cyberdefence. She regularly collaborates with various United Nations, European and government institutions as well as with private corporations.

The first female professor at HEC Lausanne in 1987, Solange Ghernaouti is a member of the Swiss academy of technical sciences.[1] She leads the Swiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group (SCARG)] that she has created and the research group in Complexity Science at the university. She developed an innovative interdisciplinary approach of digital security serving individuals, organizations and states at strategic and operational levels.

She is the author of numerous technical and popular books and scientific publications[2] on the subjects of telecommunications,[3] the control of computer risks, Computer crime and cyberpower. Since 2018, she keeps a blog on "Le Temps" newspaper website where she publishes various articles about cybersecurity and new technologies in general[4].

Solange Ghernaouti was also president of various associations such as the Erna Hamburger Foundation from 2012 to 2017 (whose aim was to provide direct or indirect material aid to university women or women leaving another higher education course of similar level, doing postgraduate studies in the Canton of Vaud) as well as the Social Commission of the University of Lausanne from 2006 to 2016.


  • Ranked among the 100 people who make digital in Switzerland, category researchers - Digital Shapers by Le Temps (September 27, 2018)[5]
  • Her book La cybercriminalité, les nouvelles armes du pouvoir (Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes) received the prize for the best book "Cybercriminalité" at the International Forum on Cybersecurity[6] (23 January 2018).
  • Former auditor of the IHEDN (decree of 8 January 2014)[7]
  • Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honour[8] (decree of 31 December 2013)[9]
  • Reserve Lieutenant-Colonel in the French national gendarmerie
  • Member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences (since 2013)
  • Ranked among the 20 women that make Switzerland by Bilan (2012)[10]
  • Ranked among the 100 most powerful women in Switzerland by the magazine Women in Business (2012)
  • Ranked among the 100 public figures that make Swiss Romandie by l'Hebdo (2011)[11]
  • Ranked among the 300 most influential figures in Switzerland by Bilan (22 June 2011)


  • President of the SGH Foundation (since 2018)
  • Member of the Board of the NGO "Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime" (since 2017)[12]
  • Associate Fellow of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy[13]
  • Member of the scientific committee of the International Forum on Technology and Security (since 2015)[14]
  • Partner to the European projects E-Crime[15] and Prismacloud[16] (since respectively 2014 and 2015)[17]
  • President of the Social Commission of the University of Lausanne (2006-2016)[18]
  • President of the Erna Hamburger foundation (2012-2017)[19]
  • Participant to the European project SECOQC (2004-2008)[20]

Main books[edit]

  • S. Ghernaouti, Guide pratique de la cybersécurité et de la cyberdéfense, Organisation internationale de la francophonie, 2017[21]
  • S. Ghernaouti, La cybercriminalité: Les nouvelles armes de pouvoir, 2nd edition, EPFL Press, 2017
  • S. Ghernaouti, Sécurité informatique et réseaux, 5th edition, Dunod 2016 (first edition 2006)
  • S. Ghernaouti, CYBERPOWER: Crime, Conflict and Security in Cyberspace, EPFL Press 2013 (Translated in Chinese and published in Peking University Press, 2018[22])
  • S. Ghernaouti & A. Dufour, “Internet” – Que sais-je ?, 11th edition, Presses universitaires de France 2012
  • I. Tashi & S. Ghernaouti-Hélie, Information security evaluation : a holistic approach, EPFL Press 2011
  • S. Ghernaouti, A Global Treaty on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime: A Contribution for Peace, Justice and Security in Cyberspace, 2nd edition, Cybercrimedata 2011 (first edition 2009)
  • R. Berger & S. Ghernaouti-Hélie, Technocivilisation : pour une philosophie du numérique, Focus Sciences, PPUR 2010
  • S. Ghernaouti, Cybersecurity Guide for Developing Countries, 3rd edition revised and expanded, ITU 2009 (first edition 2006)
  • S. Ghernaouti, Stratégie et ingénierie de la sécurité des réseaux, InterEditions 1998
  • S. Ghernaouti & A. Dufour, Enterprise Networks and Telephony from technologies to business strategy, Springer-Verlag 1998
  • C. Servin & S. Ghernaouti, Les hauts débits en télécoms, InterEditions 1998
  • S. Ghernaouti & A. Dufour, Réseaux locaux et téléphonie, Masson 1995
  • S. Ghernaouti, CLIENT / SERVEUR. Les outils du traitement, Réparti coopératif, Masson 1993
  • S. Ghernaouti, Réseaux, applications réparties normalisées, Eyrolles 1990


  1. ^ "L'Uniscope : Campus magazine" (PDF). Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  2. ^ Ghernaouti-Hélie, Solange. "Comment lutter contre la cybercriminalité ?". Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Cybersecurity guide for developing countries" (PDF). Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Cybersécurité – Le blog de Solange Ghernaouti". Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Digital Shapers 2018".
  6. ^,I59995.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Arrêté du 8 janvier 2014 portant désignation des auditrices et auditeurs de la 194e session en région (" promotion Henri Dunant ") de l'Institut des hautes études de défense nationale, Lyon, Genève et Mâcon (du 5 novembre au 13 décembre 2013)". Journal Officiel de la République Française. 10 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Une experte suisse en cybersécurité reçoit la Légion d'honneur". January 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "Les 20 femmes qui font la Suisse". Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2014-04-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Board". Global initiative.
  13. ^ "Global Fellowship Initiative". Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-26. Retrieved 2015-05-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Security Committee – eCrime". Archived from the original on 2015-06-05. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  16. ^ "Consortium". Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  17. ^ "La prof. Solange Ghernaouti et son équipe participent à deux nouveaux projets européens". Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-26. Retrieved 2015-05-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ "Fondation Erna Hamburger – Groupe Suisse de Recherche et Conseil en Cybersécurité". Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-05. Retrieved 2015-06-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ Francophonie (PDF) Missing or empty |title= (help)
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