Departmental Infrastructure


The Department Infrastructure (DI) group provides and maintains the administrative and infrastructure support for the IT Department, i.e. the planning of departmental resources (Budget and Personnel) and the general services such as the financial administration (follow-up of invoices, contracts, requests for funds, inventory, etc.) and the IT Car Pool.

As well as these administrative activities, the group hosts the following activities:


Section/unit/leader Description
Computer Security Office


Leader: Stefan Lueders

At CERN, due to its unique academic environment and the associated academic freedom, computer security has been delegated to CERN's users: the individual users are in first instance responsible for securing their computers, networks, data, systems & services.

The Computer Security Team is ready to help users assuming this responsibility through security recommendations, dedicated training sessions, in-depth assessments (on demand) and by providing centralized threat detection, asset protection and emergency response. Details can be found at


IT Secretariat


Leader: Nathalie Del Vicario

The Section covers all aspects of administrative support required within the IT Department such as reimbursements of expenses and handling of the arrival and departure formalities for the members of Personnel. The section also collaborates with the DPO for the Personnel APT data maintenance and is responsible for the follow-up of contracts for all categories of Members of personnel.



Externally Funded Projects


Leader: Bob Jones

The section hosts the IT EC Project Office that performs oversight and support functions necessary to coordinate IT department’s engagement in European Union projects and related activities.

CERN openlab


Leader: Alberto Di Meglio

This section includes the management team of CERN openlab, an R&D partnership programme between CERN and leading ICT companies and research institutes. Since its creation in 2001, CERN openlab has been working to drive the innovation of ICT solutions that make ground-breaking scientific research possible. Find out more about the work of this unique public-private partnership — including details of its education, outreach, and research activities — at