Cybersecurity expert

Center for Strategic & Prospective Studies (CEPS)





  • Member of the Board, Diderot Institute
  • Professor at the France’s National Police College (ENSP),
  • Cybersecurity expert, Centre for Strategic & Prospective Studies (CEPS),
  • Editor-In-Chief, Strategic Prospective Review.


Recent books and publications

  • What digital threats in a hyperconnected world, Diderot Institute, August 2018.
  • La Cybersécurité [Cybersecurity], (third edition updated) Presses Universitaires de France, May 2018.
  • Cyberguerre, longtemps annoncée, désormais réalité ? [Cyberwar, we talked about it, now a reality ?] – RAMSES Report 2018. Published by The French Institute for International Relations (IFRI) & DUNOD.
  • Vers une cyberguerre froide entre Moscou, Washington… et la Silicon Valley [Moscow, Washington… and the Silicon Valley : to a cold cyberwar ?], Revue des Deux Mondes, Paris, september 2017.
  • The Europe of digital security : very legalistic, hardly technological and insufficiantly economic  (The European digital union – Réalités Industrielles – December 2016.)
  • Rapport moral sur l’argent dans le monde 2015-2016 [Moral report on money in the world 2015-2016],
    Coll. AEF – Caisses des Dépôts & Consignations.
  • La Cybersécurité (second edition updated) [Cybersecurity], Presses Universitaires de France (PUF).
    Award Winner of the « Cyber Book Prize 2016 »: International Forum on Cybersecurity (IFC).
  • The Turn to Infrastructure in Internet Governance (Coll.), 2016, Palgrave Macmillan US.
  • Observation : Pratique et Enjeux [Observation: Practice and Issues], Editions Omniscience, 2015.
  • Influentia (Coll.), 2015, Editions Lavauzelle.
  • Sécurité privée, enjeu public [Private security, public issue] (Coll.), Editions Armand Colin.
  • La Cybersécurité (first edition) [Cybersecurity], Collection Que Sais-Je ?, Presses Universitaires de France (PUF).
  • L’État, la Peur et le CitoyenDu sentiment d’insécurité à la marchandisation des risques [Fear, the State and the Citizen], Editions Vuibert.
  • La Cyberguerre – La guerre numérique a commencé [Cyberwar – Digital War has begun], Éditions Vuibert.
    Award Winner of the « Literary Prize 2010 » of the French National Police Force (Gendarmerie Nationale).
  • Pour une stratégie globale de sécurité nationale [For a global national security strategy], with E. Delbecque. Éditions Dalloz.
  • Liberté, Égalité… SECURITE [Freedom, Equality…Security], Éditions Dalloz.

In the press


Book reviews

La peur, l’Etat et le citoyen
Fear, the State and the Citizen

Book review by Jacques G. Richardson

To offset insecurity, risk is “merchandised” Nicolas Arpagian’s latest book appeared at the same moment that the The Economist featured “Fear returns” as its cover story (on how to avoid a deepening of the Great Recession). Fear is a topic on many minds but one seldom treated by futurists, making Arpagian’s volume one of particular interest to Foresight’s readers. He makes fear explicit as an element in planning, scenario development, and devising strategic methods of applying protection.

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La cyberguerre, La guerre numérique a commencé
CyberWarfare, The Declaration of Digital War

Book review by Jacques G. Richardson

This book treats comprehensively – and in admirably clear terms – the pitfalls in daily life of the fast-growing internet and, more specifically, in the relations between individual users and public authority. Author Nicolas Arpagian deals with his topic, complex as it is and expanding everywhere daily, with both a mastery of the technical knowledge required and unusual sensitivity as to the social implications – and how to make both known to the layperson.

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