Eric began his career at the French defence procurement agency (DGA), where he worked on combat management systems for the State-owned naval shipbuilder Direction des Constructions Navales. He developed his expertise in cryptography and physical security as a white hat hacker for the smartcard provider Gemplus, which later became Gemalto.
At Gemalto, he was director of applied research and new business development. He then joined Ingenico, where he served as Chief Security Officer with responsibility for POS terminals and payment processing platforms, before moving to Thales in July 2020.
- Defense and national security