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Claude Barral

Biometrics & Security Expert

Claude Barral founded Bactech in 2010. The company provides training, academic courses, and consultancy services worldwide. Topics covered include biometrics, cryptography, embedded electronic device security and electronic design. Bactech helps start-ups in the IT security area, trains and supports large international companies, and supports governmental applications of biometrics.

Claude spent fifteen years in the security center of Gemplus/Gemalto (now Thales DIS) and several years in different private and public entities gaining experience in cybersecurity testing, evaluation, and certification.

He earned an engineering degree in Electronics from the French Conservatoire National des Arts & Metiers, a PhD in Biometrics & Cryptography from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland) and later earned an Associate Professor qualification.

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