Unfortunately, not a day goes by without a cyberattack against a public body or hospital, factory or company, water, electricity or telecommunications distribution networks – or even the media – being announced. As our societies have become increasingly connected, the consequences of these attacks are far from abstract: loss of human life, ransom and economic losses, cessation of production, disinformation and political destabilization …
Faced with more and more visible and visible threats, it is necessary for everyone to be aware of the risks associated with digital uses.
As a global network operator and European leader in cybersecurity services for companies thanks to Orange Cyberdefense, the Orange Group takes the lead in detecting these threats and protecting thousands of its customers. What are these threats? How to organize to respond to it? Which artists are reliable? What are the challenges for our sovereignty? Here are some of the questions answered by this new edition of Orange magazine.
I am convinced that cybersecurity is a collective sport for better protecting ourselves together: I hope that by reading this magazine, more of you will practice collective discipline. Happy reading everyone!
Cybersecurity Market Growth in 2021:
in the world +10%
in Europe +8.3%
of attacks targeting medium-sized businesses
Value of cyber-maliciousness:
6 trillion dollars in the world
Cybersecurity vacancies around the world:
Ransomware: 35% of victims have lost access to their data and information systems
Hugues Foulon: The panorama of cyber threats may at first glance be frightening. It is important to be aware of these threats and the actors behind them. Prefect Olivier de Mazières shared with us his perspective on the private and public cyber ecosystem, and told us about the initiatives led by France and the European Union to consolidate our digital resilience.
Prefect Olivier de Mazières,
Ministerial Delegate for Partnerships, Strategies and Security Industries (DPSIS) –
Olivier de Mazières is prefect and ministerial delegate for Partnerships, Strategies and Security Industries (DPSIS). Created in September 2020, DPSIS coordinates with various public security actors. It brings together the entire sector to build cooperation, specifically in terms of cybersecurity, in relation to public players such as ANSSI and private players. Prefect Olivier de Mazières outlines the extent of cyber threats and the State’s responses to their expansion.
In France and Europe, cyberattacks are on the rise and cybercrime is becoming industrialized. How do you analyze the different types of cyber threat in our territory?
Olivier de Mazieres: The cyber domain is a subset of digital. When a hacker takes control of a digital service, when he launches a denial of service attack or when he compromises a database, we are in cyber. I see four main categories of threats. Read more>
Hugues Foulon: Faced with the explosion of cyberattacks, I am convinced that we must continue to collectively improve our level of security by strengthening our cyber ecosystem at the level of the European Union. That’s right, Laurent Giovachini, President of the Syntec Federation and Deputy CEO of Sopra-Steria, reminds us that the “Airbus of cybersecurity” is in the works.
Faced with ever-growing cyber threats, collaboration between players in the cyber ecosystem (States, public authorities, large companies, start-ups) is more important than ever to strengthen our economic sovereignty. within Europe. The President of the Syntec Federation and Deputy CEO of Sopra-Steria, Laurent Giovachini gives an overview of the state of public-private cooperation in cyberdefence. Read more>
Hugues Foulon: Cyberattacks are anything but abstract. Sometimes digital gives the impression of actions in a parallel world, the consequences in daily life are however very concrete. Discover the testimony of the management of AFNOR, victim of the cyberattack in 2021, who agreed to share the lessons learned from this crisis. Many thanks to AFNOR for this sign of confidence.
It all started on Thursday February 18, 2021 at dawn […]. Once inside our system, they move very fast.
Director of IT Services
Created in 1926, the French Association for Standardization (AFNOR) designs voluntary standards with an international or European dimension, or even exclusively French in some cases. The AFNOR group supports companies in the design of these standards, their distribution, as well as in the fields of training and certification. It is at the heart of a connected ecosystem of more than 69,000 customers worldwide, a central positioning that makes it a prime target for cybercriminals. Read more>
Hugues Foulon: The European cybersecurity market is growing and customer needs are diverse. At Orange Cyberdefense, we deploy a cybersecurity strategy that covers the needs of our customers according to their sector of activity and their size. You will find here some keys to better understand the market as well as a summary of the actions taken by Orange Cyberdefense.
The European cybersecurity market is growing, by more than 8% in 2021. At a time when activity sectors such as financial services, health or industry are accelerating their digital transformation, detecting and responding to cyber threats has become a real economic issue on a continental scale. For European players, the growth potential is great. Focus on the “business” challenges of cybersecurity and the Orange Cyberdefense area in this booming market.
In its latest study, the firm IDC estimates the European cybersecurity market at nearly 34 billion euros in 2021, up 8.3% compared to 2020. Read more>
Hugues Foulon: Although it sometimes seems like in a technical world like cybersecurity, our expertise and relevance is largely the women and men who watch over our customers every day. Therefore, training, attracting and enabling talent to develop is a huge challenge, both for the cybersecurity industry and for our society as a whole, which needs these digital guardian angels.
Director of Studies and
Global Human Resources
Driven by the explosion of digital devices and the digitalization of companies, the cybersecurity sector is growing. Recruitment needs are enormous: 350,000 positions are to be filled in Europe. To identify the talent challenge that European cybersecurity must meet, Elisabeth Fonteix (Learning & Development Director of the Orange group) and Angus McMichael (Global HRD of Orange Cyberdefense) share their insights with us.
Worldwide, there are currently more than 2.5 million vacancies in the field of cybersecurity, including 350,000 in Europe. Also in France, companies are having a hard time finding candidates as sector needs double to reach 75,000 jobs on the horizon. 2025.
Hugues Foulon: As you understand, cybersecurity is relevant to all of us. At the business level, cybersecurity has become essential to ensure the sustainability of activities: discover simple steps that often make it possible to prevent the worst. And since each of us is an artist in the security of his organization, learn three simple digital hygiene gestures, practice without caution because they will avoid a lot of trouble!
The continued digitization of our societies leads to a simple observation: all companies, regardless of their size and sector of activity, are now exposed to the growing cyber threat. The generalization of telework, beyond the immediate response to crisis management in COVID, addresses a specific social aspiration and only amplifies this risk and makes it permanent. Read more>
How can you better protect your privacy online and combat computer attacks that are now everywhere? Here are 3 cyber tips to strengthen your office protection measures but also in your personal scope. Read more>
I hope this cybersecurity-focused edition has helped you better understand the threats, actors, and challenges of an exciting universe that concerns us all, directly or indirectly. Although the digital space can only be imagined globally, Europe has a greater role to play in developing high security standards and promoting the emergence of major industrial players.
Our digital sovereignty cannot only be determined, it must be covered daily by our responsible behavior and our collective reliance on the threat. Together and in accordance with Orange’s raison d’être, we therefore have huge challenges that must be faced – individuals, companies, States – to collectively build a truly safer digital world. – Hugues Foulon, CEO Orange Cyberdefense, Director of strategy and cybersecurity activities of the Orange group. –