Vincent Strubel appointed Managing Director of Anssi

The “digital bodyguard” of the state has a new boss. On Wednesday January 4, the government appointed Vincent Strubel director general of the National Agency for Information Systems Security (Anssi), which has around 600 people.

Mr. Strubel, a polytechnician from the Corps des Mines passed by Télécom Paris, was until now director of the Operator of classified interdepartmental information systems (Osiic), which manages the secure communications of the State. The Osiic has 300 people, civilians and soldiers.

He knows Anssi well for having spent most of his career there before leaving, in 2020, to lead Osiic, created on that date from the former government transmission center (CTG) and the sub- Anssi’s digital department.

Mr. Strubel succeeds Guillaume Poupard, another polytechnician who led the agency for eight years and was highly regarded in the world of cybersecurity.

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Mr. Poupard accompanied and piloted the rise of Anssi against a backdrop of an explosion in the computer threat, with the proliferation of criminal cyberattacks and state network infiltration activities, for espionage purposes or in preparation of military actions.

Mr. Poupard has since been appointed Deputy Managing Director of Docaposte, the digital subsidiary of La Poste, which seeks to become a central player in secure digital services. ANSSI reports to the Prime Minister through the General Secretariat for Defense and National Security.

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