IRISA, Research Institute in Computer Science and Random Systems, is currently the largest French research laboratory (850+ people) in the field of computer science and information technology. The laboratory covers all the themes within these fields, from computer and network architecture to artificial intelligence, including, e.g., software engineering, distributed systems and virtual reality. IRISA, is a joint laboratory of eight institutions, in alphabetical order CentraleSupélec, CNRS, ENS Rennes, IMT Atlantique, INRIA, INSA Rennes, and Rennes and South Brittany universities. Focused on the future of computer science at large, with internationally recognized expertise, IRISA is present on 3 sites in Brittany (Rennes, Lannion, Vannes), at the heart of a rich regional research and innovation ecosystem.

Its multidisciplinary approach gives rise to a force of women and men who give their best for fundamental and applied research, training, exchanges with other disciplines, scientific mediation, know-how and technology transfer.

In order to remain at the leading edge of computer science and information technology, while accompanying the digital transition of society and other scientific disciplines, the laboratory is structured in seven scientific departments, along with seven transversal axes addressing societal challenges such as cybersecurity, health, environment and ecology, transport, robotics, energy, and culture.

The Rennes campus of CentraleSupélec houses one of the 40 teams of the laboratory and a research chair.

CIDRE Team (Confidentiality, Integrity, Disponibility & Repartition)

CIDRE is a joint research group between INRIA, Rennes 1 University, the CNRS and CentraleSupélec, focusing on the security of distributed information systems. The long-term ambition of the team is to contribute to build distributed systems that are trustworthy and respectful of privacy, even when some nodes in the system have been compromised.

With this objective in mind, the CIDRE team focuses mainly on the three following topics:

  • Attack comprehension
  • Attack detection
  • Attack resistance


Academic Partners

University of Luxembourg, ENSI Bourges, ENSI Caen, IMT, INSERM, LabSTICC, LAAS, La Sapienza University, LIRIS, Nantes University, National University of Singapore, Technische Universita and Hamburg-Harburg.

Industrial Partners


Key Figures 2022 (CentraleSupelec only)

  • Faculty members and researchers: 10
  • PhD Students: 12
  • Visiting Professor: 1
  • Publications (Source: Web Of Science): 6


More information

Visit the team Website

Download CIDRE 2022 report HERE



Head of CIDRE team: Valérie Viet Triem Tong


Latest submissions

Communication on a congress
BadVFL: Backdoor Attacks in Vertical Federated Learning
Mohammad Naseri, Yufei Han, Emiliano de Cristofaro
Communication on a congress
MIMIR: Modelling user Intentions with Markov chains for Intention Recommendations
Romain Brisse, Simon Boche, Frédéric Majorczyk, Jean-François Lalande
Communication on a congress
CVE representation to build attack positions graphs
Manuel Poisson, Valérie Viet Triem Tong, Gilles Guette, Frédéric Guihéry, Damien Crémilleux
Communication on a congress
CERBERE: Cybersecurity Exercise for Red and Blue team Entertainment, REproducibility
Pierre-Victor Besson, Romain Brisse, Hélène Orsini, Natan Talon, Jean-François Lalande, Frédéric Majorczyk, Alexandre Sanchez, Valérie Viet Triem Tong
Communication on a congress
URSID: Automatically Refining a Single Attack Scenario into Multiple Cyber Range Architectures
Pierre-Victor Besson, Valérie Viet Triem Tong, Gilles Guette, Guillaume Piolle, Erwann Abgrall
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