Eric Freyssinet is the first winner of the ENFSI Merit Award. His long-term involvement with the ENFSI web site has been appreciated very much by the ENFSI community.



Eric Freyssinet was born on 7 July, 1972, in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. After being educated in General engineering, Biology and Computer Science at the Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France, he took a university degree in law and criminal science, from which he graduated in 1996. He also holds a master’s degree on computer and network security from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris.


Eric currently works as Cybercrime projects coordinator in the headquarters of the Gendarmerie Nationale in Paris. Up until 2005, he was head of the IT Forensics Department at the Forensic research institute of the Gendarmerie Nationale in Rosny sous Bois, near Paris. He is also a registered forensic practitioner (Expert) for the Paris Appeal Court in Computer Science.
Next to that, Eric teaches Cybercrime and digital evidence at the National Magistrate’s School in Paris (introduction course), at ENSI Caen, where he gives an overview course on cybercrime as part of the curriculum of the master on decisional analysis of information, and at the University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, as part of the master on the economy of digital litigations.


Eric Freyssinet has played an important role in realizing the former ENFSI web site, starting in December 1999. By now it has become an international platform for ENFSI members to share information and in that way the web site supports ENFSI in achieving its goals.