In 2018, 67% of French companies would have been victims of a cyberattack and 81% reveal to being badly prepared to this danger. This was revealed by the Cyber report 2019 conducted by the insurance company Hiscox, who investigated around 5400 companies in 7 different countries (Germany, Belgium, France, USA, Spain, the Netherland and the United Kingdom.)
Today, cyber-threats affect businesses of all sizes and the phenomenon is on the rise, just like the financial prejudice suffered by businesses. In 2019, the average cost of cyberattacks rose to €97,717 in France as opposed to €43,528 in 2018, which is an increase in 125%.
What about your company? Have you already suffered from a cyberattack? Is your confidential data protected? Are you all set in terms of cybersecurity?
To follow the news on cybersecurity, be informed of the latest threats and cyberattacks, find out the effective solutions to protect your business and your data, here are 8 experts and specialised sites on cybersecurity to follow from now on.
Created in February 2000 under the name CERTA, it is a government group which surveys, alerts and responds to IT attacks in France. It is a part of the international research of CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team.) Since January 2014, CERTA has been known as CERT-FR.
It is the first point of contact for any incidents of a cyber nature affecting France. The organisation proposes curative actions while complementing the preventative actions of the National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI.) It helps French administration organisations (ministries, institutions, jurisdictions, independent authorities, local authorities and essential operators) ‘put in place the necessary protection measures and to respond to incidents or to IT attacks which they are victim to.’
Accessible 24/7 and 7 days a week, its main missions are the following :
- the detection of system vulnerabilities thanks to technology intelligence
- the resolution of incidents, if there is a need with the worldwide network of CERT
- help to put measures in place which protect from future incidents
- the creation of a network of confidence
National Cybersecurity Agency
The main objective of the National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI) is to facilitate the consideration of cybersecurity issues in France, alongside different groups: administrations, companies of all sizes and individuals.
ANSSI raises awareness among these groups to the issues relating to digital security and puts in place a policy to promote a culture of cybersecurity. It offers support in the securing of information systems and proposes training actions.
The ANSSI website provides targeted and accessible information to all. You can find the main cybercrime threats, the precautions to take, the good practices to follow, the software recommended by ANSS, the existing training in cybersecurity as well as the agency news.
Here is a French website that addresses the general public and covers the IT crime news. Created in 1998 by the journalist Damien Bancal, zataz.com offers a mine of information on cybersecurity. You will find articles, interviews and reports on IT hackers, data leaks, social media security, phishing and the protection of the private life of internet users. The site also proposes a personalised watch service so that you can be informed of data leaks that concern you.
L’Usine Digitale describes itself as the media for the digital transformation of companies. It is a French website that provides daily news and detailed articles on all subjects affecting the digital: cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, Internent of Things, French Tech, etc.
Launched in 2013 and associated with the magazine ‘L’usine nouvelle’, this online media also offers conferences, training, prize-giving or even professional meetings.
Launched in December 2000, silicon.fr is a French website that deals with high tech, digital society and its problems. It mainly addresses IT decision makers who can find all the news concerning information technologies through various articles, folders, videos, white papers, expert opinions and interviews. The important events in IT are also announced like the Cloud & Cyber Security Expo in Paris.
IT Security Guru
The IT Security Guru blog is a summary of the daily news on IT security. From the latest cyberattacks to the most recent studies on cybersecurity, you will find all the information you are looking for concerning network and cloud security, the detection of cyber threats, IT hacking and the protection of data. This blog is only in English.
Security Weekly is a blog offering articles, but above all programs about the issues on cybersecurity, hacking and data leaks. In total, seven programs every week give you news and tips on IT security. For example, discover new malware and the new cyber threats, learn how to protect your business, how to devise your own security plan or how to use the latest cybersecurity tools, and discover methods for protecting your private life on the internet.
For more than 10 years, the Infosecurity magazine has provided content and news on IT security. Its award-winning articles look at the latest trends and news concerning cybersecurity. The magazine offers in-depth news analysis and gives the floor to experts in the industry.
On this site, you will also find webinars, white papers, the Infosecurity show as well as the calendar of worldwide events on the theme of cybersecurity. The site is in English.