Alain Mermoud

ORCID: 0000-0001-6471-772X, alainmermoud, Alain_Mermoud

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. 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. 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