Sonia Compans is presently technical officer in the ETSI Standards Development Center and supervises standardization activities carried out by Technical Committees and Industry Specification Groups dealing with cybersecurity. Her main assignment is to provide expertise in standards making so as to enhance the quality of the standards published by ETSI. She provides guidance on the ETSI procedures and coordinates the answers to and the execution of European Commission standardization mandates by the committees. She assists the groups with the promotion of their activities. She is the ETSI representative in the Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group (SCCG) set up by the European Commission as part of the implementation of the Cybersecurity Act. She has been the project leader for the ETSI Security Week, an annual event looking at different aspects of cybersecurity underpinning our digital world: cybersecurity policies, legislative actions, cyberattacks, challenges, solutions, hot technologies and standards to make the cyber world safer.
In the past, she provided support to committees dealing with digital signatures and trust services, quantum key distribution, human factors, fixed networks, end-to-end network architectures, network technologies and Cloud. She also coordinated ETSI activities on Fixed Networks and their evolution to Future Networks, as well as on Content Delivery. She had a particular focus on communication and marketing aspects, contributing to the creation of introductory presentations, leaflets, and exhibition stand design, setting up workshops, and promoting through presentations at conferences.
Previously she participated to the definition of the first Bluetooth accessories for mobile phones. She then worked for a SIM card manufacturer, first as a standardization engineer dealing with 3G SIM cards definition, then as product manager for 3G SIM cards.