Nicolas Mayer (Ph.D.)

Senior R&T Associate - Information security

Contact information

Nicolas MAYER
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
5, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux
L-4362 Esch/Alzette

Biographical notes

Nicolas Mayer was born in Thionville, France, in 1982. He graduated in 2004 a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, specialized in Telecommunications, Networks and Services, from the University Henri Poincaré (UHP) of Nancy (France). He also graduated as Engineer (M.Eng. degree) at the "Ecole Supérieure des Sciences et des Technologies de l’Ingénieur de Nancy" (ESSTIN), where he studied from 1999 to 2004. Since September 2004, he worked as R&D Engineer at the CRP Henri Tudor (Luxembourg) and in June 2005, he started a Ph.D. in a joint project between the CRP Henri Tudor, the Luxembourg International Advanced Studies in Information Technologies (LIASIT) and the University of Namur (Belgium) entitled "Model-based Management of Information System Security Risk". He graduated as Ph.D. in Computer science in April 2009.

From January 2009 to November 2010, he was Product manager for the business line "Security & continuity management" at the CRP Henri Tudor. In this position, he managed the products and services related to information security and was also scientific coordinator of the team. His professional interests were focused on risk management, ISO/IEC 27001 certification, e-archiving, business continuity plans, security issues of SMEs and standardization in the field of information security.

From December 2010 to August 2012, he worked as chargé de mission in the field of IT standardization for ILNAS (Institut luxembourgeois de la normalisation, de l'accréditation, de la sécurité et qualité des produits et services) within the Economic Interest Grouping "Agence pour la normalisation et l'économie de la connaissance", where he was in charge of promoting and supporting international IT standardization in Luxembourg.

In September 2012, he came back to the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (former CRP Henri Tudor) where he is currently Senior R&T associate. He is Principal Investigator of research and industrial projects in the field of information security. His main research interests are risk management, IT compliance and their link with enterprise architecture modelling. Among his professional activities, he is course director of the professional Master in Information Security at the University of Luxembourg, and he is also active in the ISO/IEC SC27 international standardization committee about IT security techniques.

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