2013 French Defence White Paper : cyberdefence and intelligence made national priorities

  • As expected, the 2013 French Defence White Paper confirms cyberdefense as a national priority and paves the way for developing cyberwarfare capabilities. It is stated that any large cyberattack will be considered an act of war by France. A centralised chain of command under military supervision will be in charge of developing offensive capabilities, the defensive capabilities remaining an interministerial prerogative. The 2013 Defence White paper aims for autonomy in the production of security systems, considers reinforcing staff and announces the creation of an operational reserve for cyberdefense.

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