French military adds cyber-security crisis cell

News by Ava Fedorov

Following the tragedies at the Charlie Hebdo magazine and Hyper Cacher market, France has taken a concerted stance on terrorism, aggressively preparing for the worst across all fronts. With particular focus on internet vulnerabilities, policies to prevent Islamist cyber-terrorism, include developing strategies to combat the young being targeted online for recruitment by extremist groups.

According to internet news sources, in addition to its armed forces, France has created its first cyber-security crisis cell, to bolster its national military system. Motivated by recent, “unprecedented breaches,” including several of France's largest news outlets taken offline last week, as many as a dozen military officers have been recruited to work out of the army's Center for Planning and Executing Operations, or CPCO, around the clock.

Find this article useful?

Get more great articles like this in your inbox every lunchtime

Video and interviews