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The French government tightens the ranks on national cybersecurity

Tight on cybersecurity from the French government

Tight on cybersecurity from the French government, in particular for telecom operators and online service providers. The new bill will require them to play a more active role in protecting the country’s communications with the help of National Cybersecuirty Agency (ANSSI). The new measures are part of draft legislation on the military budget for the period 2019-2025, on which the parliament is expected to vote this summer. The proposals of Paris include two main elements. The first is that operators would be required to develop own systems for detecting and preventing cyberattacks on their networks. The second is that Anssi would operate its own system for monitoring risks on telecom networks and online communication platforms. If the Agency detected a probable threat to public authorities or critical infrastructure, it could order the operators to take preventive action. The agency could also order operators to inform their customers of the menace.

The LPM is a commitment to the strategic autonomy of the France with increased resources for intelligence and cyber

The new French legislation, called Loi de programmation militaire (LPM) is a commitment to the strategic autonomy of the country with increased resources for intelligence and cyber defence. It takes the side of cooperation and Europe. In cyber ground 1,6  billion euros will be spent fighting in cyberspace and to hire/train 1,000 more cyber fighters by 2025. On Intelligence 1,500 new posts as will be created and there will be 4.6 billion euros of investment for its equipment (satellites, drones, electronic warplanes, etc.). On Space there will be deliveries of new surveillance and telecommunication facilities (2 observation satellites, 2 telecommunication satellites, 1 listening satellite). On International cooperation, finally, increase the number of military personnel from 20,000 to 30,000 trained by the French armed forces in host countries and propose to European partners to participate in these training actions, to act collectively in advance of possible crises.

The draft LPM 2019-2025

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