In France, the economic importance of cyber security (2 billion euros in 2011) will be driven in particular by increasing public spending.
ICT Cyber Security sector in France
The evolution of cyber security is explained by the increase in cyber-attacks, linked to the
proliferation of mobile devices and development of Cloud Computing and Web 2.0 within
enterprises and organizations.
In France, the economic importance of cyber security (2 billion euros in 2011) will be driven in
particular by increasing public spending.
The increasing uses of new technologies and awareness of the risks are two key factors of market
growth. France is becoming an attractive location in which to do business and initiate partnership
with key ICT French stakeholders
Attacks against computer systems are increasing and they are conducted by cybercriminals
increasingly more powerful and better armed. Facing them, France would be too poor according
to the conclusion of a Senate report that calls Francois Hollande to take up the subject. Progress
has been made in recent years, and France created a specialized agency, the National Security
Information Systems (Anssi). However, the UK and Germany are still at a level above France.
Anssi employs 230 agents, against 500 in the UK and 700 across Germany.
Any innovative solutions responding to:
ξ information systems security
ξ data Protection / Privacy
ξ fight against cyber-crime and cyber-fraud
ξ Cyber data protection of patient’s personal information
ξ Reply to business opportunities and calls for tenders.
ξ Attend key events
Latest export opportunities in Software and Computer Services sector
Latest export opportunities in France
Getting into the market
ξ Official certification and/or CE-marking necessary.
ξ Easy communication: English is widely spoken in this sector.
ξ Key elements of company/product information and USPs to be ideally translated into
More about doing business in France
Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke
market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market
Introduction Service (OMIS).
To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists
in country - or contact your local international trade team.
Isabelle Hurley, British Trade & Investment Office Tel: +33 (0) 4 72 62 99 64 or email:
Marjorie Guillaume, British Embassy Paris Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 51 32 73 or email:
Contact your local international trade team
UKTI runs a range of events for exporters, including seminars in the UK, trade missions to
overseas markets and support for attendance at overseas trade shows.
Latest events in Software and Computer Services Sector
CARTES, (Solutions for Security, Payment, Identification & Mobility)
Paris, France, 6-8 November 2012
Cyber Security and Data Protection event (Contact Isabelle Hurley and/or Marjorie
British Embassy Paris (February 2012 – dates tbc);
More about OMIS and other UKTI services for exporters