On the occasion of the thirteenth edition of the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC), which takes place from 5 to 7 April in Lille, Thales announced the launch of a French cyber threat intelligence platform with ten other industry players.
According to an analysis published by ANSSI(1), the French National Cybersecurity Agency, the number of proven intrusions into information systems reported to the Agency has increased by 37% between 2020 and 2021, with SMEs, ETIs and local authorities being the first victims.
It is in this context that the collaborative project called "Cyber Threat Intelligence and Detection Common Base" (Socle Commun du Renseignement cyber Et de la Détection) was launched. Its objective is to create, within three years, a single platform for companies and public administrations, giving them access to intelligence services of cyber interest.
Led by Thales, the project brings together players from the public and private sectors: ATOS (Eviden business line), Filigran, Geotrend, Glimps, Harfanglab, KORLabs Cybersecurity, Sekoia, Snowpack as well as the Institut Mines-Télécom SudParis and Grenoble-INP.
This project, which is part of the national cyber strategy of the France 2030 investment plan, was selected following a call for projects launched by Bpifrance. The project is financed by the State as part of France 2030.
In the long term, this system will make it possible to establish the foundations of a centralised service offer with a National Cyber Situation Analysis Centre, whose vocation is to respond to the challenges of European sovereignty.
A unique range of services
The project will provide a range of services that no other State has yet been able to bring together in a single system: a national database that will pool data and enhance them within a trusted cloud, an analysis service that will make it possible to understand the threat at any given moment, and an automatic analysis of the trend and projections based on models that benefit from advanced artificial intelligence technologies.
(1) Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d’information.