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Entertainment "Cyber ​​attacks have quadrupled in one year," notes Florence Parly

22:10  05 march  2021
22:10  05 march  2021 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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  « Les cyberattaques ont été multipliées par quatre en un an », constate Florence Parly © Copyright 2021, L'Obs

The recent hacks of hospitals bear witness to the phenomenon. Cyber ​​attacks in France have quadrupled in the space of a year, forcing France and in particular its military to "strengthen its end-to-end cyber defense chain," the Minister of the Armed Forces said on Thursday (March 4th).

“If there is indeed a space where malevolence never sleeps, not even with one eye, a space where each of us can become the target, the vector, or even the amplifier of our threat, it is is the cyber space, ”she added, signing an agreement with the Public Interest Grouping Action contre la cybermalveillance (GIP Acyma).

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Hospitals, easy prey in the face of cyber attacks

"The Ministry of the Armed Forces has the ambition to strengthen its end-to-end cyber defense chain, from the central administration to the SME subcontractor of a large defense group" , she further clarified.

Created in 2017, the GIP ACYMA brings together state actors involved in cyber defense, such as the departments of the Ministries of the Interior, the Economy or the Armed Forces and civil society actors (consumer associations, unions or insurers) . In particular, the agreement will provide the GIP, on a full-time basis, with an officer from the Defense Intelligence and Security Directorate (DRSD), the intelligence agency specializing in counter-interference.

One billion euros dedicated

After the cyberattacks which reduced two hospitals to "all paper", Emmanuel Macron confirmed in February an plan of one billion euros to strengthen the cybersecurity of sensitive systems. Florence Parly recalled that her ministry had devoted 1.6 billion euros to cyber defense over the period 2019-2025 under the Military Programming Law, also highlighting the recruitment of "1,000 cyber fighters by 2025".

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"The DRSD observed, in the second half of 2020, a large mobilization of individuals leading offensive cyber and propagandist actions of an Islamist nature. These actions have led to a wave of disfigurement of websites of French entities or individuals linked to the Defense sphere, ”insisted the Minister, noting attacks coming both from state powers, terrorist groups and of their support.

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© STEPHANE MAHE Emmanuel Macron surrounded by Florence Parly and General Lecointre on March 12, 2021 in Toulouse And if an enemy satellite, equipped with an articulated arm, harpooned a French satellite? This was the scenario of the AsterX space military exercise, the first organized in France and in Europe, which Emmanuel Macron attended on Friday morning at CNES in Toulouse.

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