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Cyber ​​attacks quadrupled in one year, assures Florence Parly


The Ministry of the Armed Forces has signed an agreement with the Public Interest Grouping Action Against Cybermalveillance (GIP Acyma) in order to "strengthen its end-to-end cyber defense chain".


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.

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“In just one year, between 2020 and 2021, cyber attacks have quadrupled


said Florence Parly.

"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 well the cyber space

, ”she added, signing an agreement with the Groupement d'Int interest Public Action contre la cybermalveillance (GIP Acyma).

"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 added.

Created in 2017, the GIP ACYMA brings together state actors involved in cyber defense, including the National Information Systems Security Agency (ANSSI), the departments of the Ministries of the Interior, Justice and the Economy and the Armed Forces as well as the State Secretariat in charge of Digital and civil society actors (consumer associations, federations and unions, insurers, etc.).

In particular, the agreement will provide the GIP full-time with an officer from the Defense Intelligence and Security Directorate (DRSD), the intelligence agency specializing in counter-interference.

1.6 billion dedicated to cyber defense

After the cyber attacks which reduced two hospitals to

“all paper”

, Emmanuel Macron confirmed in February a 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



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.

Source: lefigaro

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