Alain Mermoud

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Biography

I am a PhD candidate (enrolled at UNIL) working under the co-supervision of PD Dr. Marcus Matthias Keupp (ETH Zurich) and Prof. Kévin Huguenin (UNIL). I started my PhD in 2015 while working as a scientific collaborator at the Military Academy at ETH Zurich. My current research focuses on the economics of information security with a special emphasis on the incentives for security information sharing and cooperation in the context of critical infrastructure protection.

Professional course

Lecturer, ETH Zurich, Business Administration / Cyber Defence Management, Fall 2018
Scientific Collaborator, Department of Defence Management, Military Academy at ETH Zurich, Nov. 2014 – present
Senior Information Specialist (Vice-President) Credit Suisse AG, Economic Research / Private Banking, Zurich, Jun. 2011 – Mar. 2015
Intelligence Officer (Captain), Military Intelligence Service, Bern, Jul. 2014 – present
Information Specialist (Analyst), Bank for International Settlements, Basel, Oct. 2008 – Apr. 2009

Education

PhD candidate, Information systems, Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne, 2015 – 2019 (expected)
MBA, Strategic Management and Business Intelligence, ESLSCA Business School Paris, 2013 – 2014
MSc, Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, 2009 – 2011
BSc, Information Science, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, 2004 – 2008

Publications

Alain Mermoud, Marcus Keupp, Dimitri Percia David. Governance Models Preferences for Security Information Sharing: An Institutional Economics Perspective for Critical Infrastructure Protection. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS), Kaunas, Lithuania, sep 2018. [doi] Conference
Alain Mermoud, Marcus Keupp, Kévin Huguenin, Maximilian Palmié, Dimitri Percia David. Incentives for Human Agents to Share Security Information: a Model and an Empirical Test. In Proceedings of the 17th Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), Innsbruck, Austria, jun 2018. [url] Conference
Dimitri Percia David, Marcus Keupp, Solange Ghernaouti, Alain Mermoud. Cyber Security Investment in the Context of Disruptive Technologies: Extension of the Gordon-Loeb Model and Application to Critical Infrastructure Protection. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS), Paris, France, nov 2016. [doi] Conference
Alain Mermoud, Marcus Keupp, Solange Ghernaouti, Dimitri Percia David. Using Incentives to Foster Security Information Sharing and Cooperation: A General Theory and Application to Critical Infrastructure Protection. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS), Paris, France, nov 2016. [doi] Conference