Frances National Cyber Security Strategy

Executive Summary
The purpose of this document is to outline the strategy undertaken by France in order to safeguard the security of its citizens, their companies and nation in cyberspace. Given the sudden emergence of cyberspace in the field of national security and the extent of the challenges ahead, the French government decided to provide France with a structured defense and security capability. The countries national cyber security strategy is based on the following four tenets. The first strategy is to safeguard France ability to make decisions through the protection of information related to its sovereignty. The second strategy is the protection of critical infrastructure with global standards. The third strategy is to maintaining of defense capabilities and the nation’s security when it comes to cyber security. The last is to become a world power in cyberspace defense.For this reason, this paper will discuss the aforementioned policies that sum up to national cyber security strategy in France.

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Frances National Cyber Security Strategy

Executive Summary

The purpose of this document is to outline the strategy undertaken by France in order to safeguard the security of its citizens, their companies and nation in cyberspace.  Given the sudden emergence of cyberspace in the field of national security and the extent of the challenges ahead, the French government decided to provide France with a structured defense and security capability. The countries national cyber security strategy is based on the following four tenets. The first strategy is to safeguard France ability to make decisions through the protection of information related to its sovereignty. The second strategy is the protection of critical infrastructure with global standards. The third strategy is to maintaining of defense capabilities and the nation’s security when it comes to cyber security. The last is to become a world power in cyberspace defense.For this reason, this paper will discuss the aforementioned policies that sum up to national cyber security strategy in France.

Introduction

            The advancement of an information society that is supported by electronic communication networks is a tremendous driver of French growth as it creates employment and value. The government of France together with the private sector believes that its cyber security contributes to the economic competitiveness, and also international standing. In spite of these facts, it is evident that electronic communication networks globally have become a major subject to illicit activities that are carried either indirectly or directly by foreign states. It is evident that some countries conduct a wide scale espionage operations through the networks with an aim of accessing information that is related to the sovereignty such as the commercial, technological, national defense and financial operations of strategic sectors. Other groups such as terrorists have also used these communication networks to spread their ideologies and propaganda activities.  This has motivated France to acquire a cyber defense capability that will ensure protection of its sovereignty as a nation. France’s national cyber security strategy is aimed at protecting its citizens and ensuring that there is no threat to its critical infrastructure.

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