Departments


In order to conduct its diverse range of missions, ANSSI is structured into five departments.

Michel Babeau

Head of the Administration Department (SDA)


Portrait de Michel Babeau

After beginning his career in the air force, where he performed supervisory and auditing functions for military formations, he served as a magistrate of the Cour des Comptes. He performed duties of control in the defence sector before dedicating himself to the energy sector.

From that period until 2015, he also acted as general rapporteur for the financial committee of Agence France Presse. In 2009, he joined the foresight and national security planning division of the Ministry of the Interior as Head of the economic intelligence division. In 2011, he returned to the Cour des Comptes, notably as head of the energy sector.

In January 2016, he joined ANSSI as Head of the Administration Department.

Vincent Strubel

Head of the Expertise Department (SDE)


Portrait de Vincent Strubel

Vincent Strubel holds the title of Chief Engineer of the Corps des Mines. He has pursued his career entirely within ANSSI. He held the position of R&D engineer from 2005, prior to being appointed Head of Unit in 2009, at the head of a team conducting research and prototyping activities in a cutting edge technical field. In 2012, he became the Head of Division with around fifty staff members.

He has held the position of Head of Department since 2014.

Marc Yolin

Head of the IT Department (SDN)


Portrait de Marc Yolin

Marc Yolin is a member of the Corps des Mines. He began his career in 1997 in the IT Directorate of the French Home Office, first as manager in charge of e-mail systems, then as deputy head of the Networks Department and as the French IT representative in the Standing Committee for Information Technology of the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol.

In 2004, he joined the General Secretariat for National Defence as deputy head of the Secure Telecommunications Networks Department. In 2006, he joined the Ministry of Justice as deputy CIO, and was promoted as CIO in 2014, thus overseeing a wide range of IT projects for courts and correctional facilities.

He returned to the General Secretariat for Defence and National Security in October 2017 as head of the IT Department of ANSSI.

François Deruty

Head of the Operations Department (SDO)


Portrait de François Deruty

Holder of a degree in microelectronic engineering and a DEA (Master of advanced studies) in automated systems, François Deruty joined the ministry of Defence in 2002.

After 14 years spent in the ministry, where he has held various positions such as technical expert, team leader, and program manager, he joined ANSSI in 2016 as Deputy Head of the Operations Department.

He was appointed head of the Operations Department in April 2018.

Yves Verhoeven

Head of the Strategy Department (SDS)


Portrait de Yves Verhoeven

A graduate of the École Normale Supérieure, PhD in computer science, Yves Verhoeven is Chief Engineer of the Corps des Mines. After beginning his career in 2005 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he joined the General Secretariat for National Defence in 2007 and ANSSI in 2009.

He was successively researcher, project manager, chief information security officer, program officer, Head of International Relations and digital advisor to the Executive Director. Yves Verhoeven thus covered a wide range of activities in connection with the security of digital and cyberdefence.

He holds the post of Head of Department for External Relations and Coordination since January 2016.