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A word from the organisers

Now more than ever before, the increasing interconnection of networks, the development of services and uses in a globalisation context have made the need for “Digital Trust” a key concern for political, economic and public decision-makers. It is therefore essential to move from a defensive strategy to an offensive and proactive strategy, based on collective [...]

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The FIC 2013 video presentation

Présentation du FIC 2013 par fic2013

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The UN and freedom of expression on the Internet

On Thursday, the U.N. Human Rights Council adopted the first resolution on the right to freedom of expression on the Internet by consensus, despite the opposition of certain countries such as India and Russia. Supported by 83 countries, the text affirms that “the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online”. The [...]

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New Android malware

Microsoft and Sophos say they have discovered malware for Android phones that is used as a spam botnet. This information is however disputed by Google who is currently conducting international investigations, in particular concerning the signatures of these spams. Source: lemondeinformatique.fr

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ANSSI and AFNIC: Report on the resilience of the French Internet

ANSSI and AFNIC have published a report on the resilience of the French internet. It examines resilience from the angle of BGP and DNS protocols to set out the current state of play. The report considers that the level of resilience of the French Internet is “acceptable”. Source: http://www.ssi.gouv.fr/fr/menu/actualites/l-anssi-et-l-afnic-publie-un-etat-des-lieux-de-l-internet-francais.html

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India ready to step up its cyber arsenal

According to the Times of India, India is ready to build an arsenal of cyber weapons. A project along those lines is currently being finalised by the country’s National Security Council, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The project was entrusted to the intelligence agency and to a national research agency, the NTRO (National Technical [...]

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Iran officially formulates a cyber-defence strategy

Passive Defence Organisation Director Gholam Reza Jalali officially announced on 15 June 2012 that Iran is currently preparing a cyber-defence plan. A cyber command was established on 19 March and the formulation of the cyber space strategy is now underway. Source: http://www.mehrnews.com/en/newsdetail.aspx?NewsID=1627386

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Partnership between McAfee and SAIC

McAfee has made its security solution Network Threat Response available with the CS-4000 cybersecurity platform developed by CloudShield, a subsidiary of American group SAIC, to offer new solutions against advanced persistent threats. This innovation can discover hidden fragments of malware that have infiltrated the networks of an entity. The CS-4000 system is used to protect [...]

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Computer security: Over 10% growth in France in 2011

A study by Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) with 200 IT managers and some forty security solutions providers states that the French computer security market grew by 10.3% in 2011 and will grow again by 8.9% in 2012, thereby showing growth two to three times higher than in other IT sectors. Similar figures should apply until [...]

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