ICT Cyber Security sector

An Expert's View about Security in France

Posted on: 29 Aug 2012

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. Market overview 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. Key opportunities Any innovative solutions responding to: ξ information systems security ξ data Protection / Privacy ξ fight against cyber-crime and cyber-fraud ξ eIdentification/eAuthentication ξ e-banking 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 French More about doing business in France Contacts 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: Isabelle.hurley@fco.gov.uk Marjorie Guillaume, British Embassy Paris Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 51 32 73 or email: marjorie.guillaume@fco.gov.uk Contact your local international trade team UKTI Events 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 Major Events CARTES, (Solutions for Security, Payment, Identification & Mobility) Paris, France, 6-8 November 2012 http://www.cartes.com Cyber Security and Data Protection event (Contact Isabelle Hurley and/or Marjorie Guillaume) British Embassy Paris (February 2012 – dates tbc); Useful links More about OMIS and other UKTI services for exporters
Posted: 29 August 2012

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