This signature has formalized a project started a year ago with the goal of establishing innovative tools tailored to facilitate police work to fight against cybercrime. Valérie Maldonado, divisional commissioner, head of the Central Office for Fighting Against Crime linked to Information and Communication Technology (OCLCTIC) of the Central Directorate of Judicial Police (DCPJ) and Joёl Courtois, director of EPITA, signed a partnership agreement on Thursday, 10 February 2011. This collaboration is a first between an institution of higher education and the OCLCTIC.
EPITA students in the “Systems, Networks and Security” specialization and those selected by the “EPITA System Lab” will collaborate with the OCLCTIC for technological security in phenomena related to cybercrime and development of methodologies and tools.
For Valerie Maldonado, “the creation of OCLCTIC in 2000 reflected the need to fight against a new form of crime related to the development of new information and communication technologies. The exchanges that the OCLCTIC had with EPITA through its fact-finding missions have suggested a constructive partnership taking into account the expertise that the school can offer in this field.”
“EPITA prepares its computer engineers to deal with crisis situations” explains Joel Courtois. “Our students are involved in projects with companies or state institutions, as illustrated again recently by the cooperation with the Elysée for the modernization of their website. A collaboration with the Judicial Police in partnership with OCLCTIC corresponds perfectly to the broad guidelines of the school.”