September 23, 2021

Putting France at the forefront of cybersecurity

  • September 11, 2021
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Putting France at the forefront of cybersecurity

The French government is recruiting and launching various projects aimed at putting France at the center of cybersecurity.

During the International Cyber Security Forum, which was held in Lille from September 7 to 9, France’s Minister of Armed Forces recruitment announced the recruitment of 770 new cyber-fighters.

“Come as you are. There are no typical journeys, no checkboxes. Our goal is to grow with you. This is a message I want to repeat especially for girls and women. We need you!”
Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces

Develop a robust and innovative line

France’s “cyber” success also depends on supporting the establishment of a robust and innovative sector.

This is why the Secretary of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, Cédric O, announced an investment of $250 million for calls for proposals (PPAs) in this regard:

  • A first PAA aims to support the development of innovative and critical cybersecurity technologies: detection of cyber attacks, encryption solutions, etc. It is aimed at both single companies but also industrial or collaborative consortia (that is to say involving research laboratories) and will be closed on 15 October;
  • A second PAA supports the sharing of cybersecurity data between the various stakeholders in the sector to develop threat knowledge. It will be implemented within the Cyber Campus, which will open its doors in the fall of 2021. It is aimed at industrial or collaborative consortia providing both diverse data and sophisticated processing capacity and will be closed on 16 November;
  • A third PAA aims to support innovative projects on the Cyber Campus. It is aimed at unique companies as well as industrial or collaborative consortia that are members of the Cyber Campus and will be closed on 29 October.

More information on calls for projects here.

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