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Thales Media Day 2022

Cybersecurity


New threats and new challenges

Thales, a leader in cybersecurity and data protection, organizes on Tuesday May 31st, 2022 the new edition of its Thales Media Day, a special event dedicated to media focused on cybersecurity.

The health crisis has highlighted the need for secure digital transformation as a resilience factor, regardless of the industry or sector involved. Over the past 12 months, the number of cyberattacks - has exploded (+150%) and the types of threats are constantly evolving. Therefore, it is now essential to improve our knowledge and understanding of cyberattacks in order to fight effectively and collectively against this threat.

Patrice Caine, Chairman & CEO of Thales and Guillaume Poupard, CEO of ANSSI, the French information system security agency will deliver their approach towards cybersecurity in this context alongside Thales experts and cybersecurity specialists (ABI Research, Agence Spatiale Européenne, European Cybersecurity Organisation, Google, Renault).

The Thales Media Day is the occasion to discover more about the challenges and opportunities provided by cybersecurity in the identity, critical infrastructure, aerospace, defence, mobility, health or even industry sectors.

Thales Media Day: 9 demonstrations


Thales highlights precious insights into how cybersecurity contributes positively to the day-to-day operations of organisations and enterprises, and above all how it touches the lives of citizens in all sorts of ways, in domains as varied as digital identity, critical infrastructure, mobility, healthcare, space, automotive, remote work and defence.

Identity Pilar

 

Securing my identity digitally

The delivery of a successful and secure digital identity is fundamental to the modernisation of states and the dematerialisation of public services

To date, Australia, Florida already use this solution and by September 2023, all EU member states must make a digital identity wallet available to every citizen who wants one.

Thales' digital ID wallet represents the next generation of Mobile ID, creating a secure, smartphone-based home for all the owner's digital identity credentials.

Sensible Infrastructures Pilar

 

Reinforcing cyber resilience in Operational Technology as factories

Cyber attacks against utility and energy sector targets increased by 32% in 2021 and this trend is likely to increase.

This demonstration highlights how industrial controls systems, specifically areas of Critical National Infrastructure can be vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Thales, in partnership with the National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC), based in Wales in the Thales Ebbw Vale, has one of the most advanced cyber testing and development facilities in the world.  

The NDEC highlights how industrial controls systems, specifically areas of Critical National Infrastructure can be vulnerable to cyber attacks. In addition to working with large global customers/partners, NDEC supports Welsh SMEs and academic research, which roots Thales firmly in the South Wales ‘Tech Valleys’.

Simulating cyber attacks on vital assets to better understand risks

Cyber attacks are highly feared events, blocking users from accessing their usual digital services and asking for an anonymous online payment to restore access.

To help our customers to understand and respond to cyberthreats, our experts have developed a comprehensive range of immersive, hands-on training courses, Thales Train & Experiment, based on an immersive practice in a realistic environment.

In this context, Thales with his partner Diateam, propose a training on a realistic digital twin of a maritime port, where cyber criminals are going to breach the entire system and cause damages and economic loss? Thales collaborates with cyber labs and academies worldwide. Cyber labs and academies capitalize on a Cyber Range – powered by DIATEAM - a virtual environment that enables organizations to simulate cyber crisis and realistic cyber attacks

Accessible from anywhere in the world, they are tailored to the needs of governments, defence and other sensitive industries, and scientific research personnel. 

Detecting cyber threats on Space systems

Human activities on Earth are more and more dependent to space systems for communications, navigations, weather forecast, climate monitoring, fisheries management, agricultural production...

Satellites are critical infrastructures and the analysis of recent cyber attacks show that they have a direct impact on citizens' life and on other critical infrastructures - loss of GPS signal, loss of communications, etc.

Thales and Thales Alenia Space propose solutions enable the detection of cyber threats in Space Systems.

Providing companies with cyberstealth through darknet technology

Exposure of services on the Internet is the cause of more than 1/3 of information system compromises.

With all the cyberattacks and their issues, the cyberstealth solution is key to secure companies and organisations applications with ethical use of darknet technology.

A Thales internal start-up Chimere by Thales has developed a cybersecurity solution, made with darknet technology in order to hide services and applications from hackers.

Mobility Pilar

 

Implementing Automotive Cybersecurity in the core of a Digital Car Key 

Cars are more connected than ever and the global vehicules ecosystem is moving to smart mobility.

With this respect, cybersecurity and great convenience are more than ever needed and this why Thales provides a secure, end-to-end solution for automotive stakeholders looking to implement the latest Car Connectivity Consortium® Digital Key specification.

Offering Digital Keys to cars users and drivers to lock/unlock their vehicles and start the engine, using their smartphone or any other mobile device, Thales provides a secured user experience further enhanced. 

Providing aircraft cybersecured connectivity

Cyber attacks targeting airlines are increasing: out of 45 attacks in 2019, 775 were recorded in 2020. On the other hand, the aircrafts are more and more connected to enable new operating modes such as remote dataloading. But, they also open doors to the cyber threats.

Does aircraft hacking become a reality or is it still a fiction? Faced with these new threats, stakeholders in the air transport sector are engaged in a digital revolution as they move to share information more effectively.

Throughout, cybersecurity is key and Thales is throwing its weight behind efforts to place aerospace cybersecurity at the heart of tomorrow's networks and applications.

With its new Aviocast solution, more than a product for new aircraft operations, Thales offers a complete service to maintain aircrafts in condition of cybersecurity.

Remote Work Pilar

 

Collaborating securely with the first restricted level cloud-based solution

With the increase of the need for collaborative work related to sensitive data over the cloud, offering the necessary tools with the best level of security becomes a major issue for the future of companies and communities.

With Thales Cybels Hub Restricted, the first collaborative platform approved to handle "restricted level" information, you will be able to handle new hybrid work modes thanks to the services provided by Cybels Hub Restricted: messaging, video and audio conferencing, file sharing and exchange.

Collaborative work is now accessible to the most stringent users!

Securing Remote Work & Protecting Data: Google Workspace example

Cybersecurity is the enabler of any safe remote activity. Cyberattacks are on the rise and have increased during the worldwide pandemic. Remote work and cloud transformation have moved security risks beyond a company's IT perimeter.

Sensitive data are now spread across cloud-based services and apps, that end users can access from everywhere. Thales can help organizations secure and control access to all data and applications, for any user, anywhere.

In this demo, Nicolas Aneas, solution engineer manager, will show how Thales’ key encryption and identity protection solutions enable remote workers worldwide to work safely and securely on a collaborative cloud platform.

Thales' Panels


Find below more info about our five panel discussions lined up on some of the hottest, most newsworthy cyber topics of the day, with experts and prestigious outside speakers.

How do we ensure cyber sovereignty for Europe?

Since few years, and in the continuity of the Digital Europe plan, Europe has made evolve its posture regarding strategic autonomy in the field of data protection and cybersecurity.

Moving now to an assumed European cybersecurity sovereignty concept. European Cybersecurity center, NIS v2 Directive, Development of cyber defense and cyber threat intelligence capabilities, Industrial cybersecurity strategy…

Many initiatives are now launched or being studied? 

 

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Moderated by:

  • Pierre-Yves JOLIVET, VP Cyber Defence Solutions, Thales
  • Alexis CAURETTE, VP Strategy and Marketing, BL Secure Communications and Information Systems, Thales
  • Marie-Liane LEKPELI,  Digital Economy Project Manager, Direction Générale des Entreprises
  • Luigi REBUFFI, Secretary General and founder of ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation)

Do we have the right technology today to protect cyber space?

Space domain is transforming and we have to focus more and more on space cyber security.

How can we protect space systems from major vulnerabilities?

What the main threats to space infrastructure are and how to prevent terrorism cyber-attacks?

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Moderated by:

  • Lionel SALMON, Cyber Defence Solutions Department Director, Thales
  • Silvia DIANA, Cyber Defence Solutions Bid Manager, Thales
  • Franck PERRIN, Cybersecurity Manager, Thales Alenia Space
  • Massimo MERCATI, Head of Security office, European Space Agency 
     

How cybersecurity enables citizens to act securely in their daily lives?

The public health crisis has accelerated the shift to digital in our societies and changed our daily lifestyles in many ways.

Thales's highly secure and encrypted data solutions support customers in numerous sectors as they ramp up their digital transformation, opening up new opportunities to drive growth and offer new services.

Thales provides solutions that can make people's lives simpler on an everyday basis while guaranteeing high levels of security, with examples from healthcare and digital identity services.

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Moderated by:

  • Raphaël DE CORMIS, VP, Innovation and Digital Transformation at Thales and CEO of Thales Digital Factory
  • Claire GODRON, Strategy Director, Thales
  • Béatriz MATESANZ, Director of innovation (MIS-radiology), Thales 
  • External Testimonial from ABI Research 

How can enterprises protect both customers and employees data?

Today, we are evolving in a world where data is increasingly more sensitive, where new modes of collaboration have appeared, and by association, new needs in security: encryption becomes a necessity.

We need to move from risk enducing situations - data loss, data hacking - to ensuring security. Companies must have an infrastructure that is secure and resilient. The cloud has therefore become an essential tool to achieve this.

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Moderated by:

  • Stéphane LENCO, VP Information System Security, Thales
  • Thiebaut MEYER, CISO Director, Google Cloud

How can cybersecurity shape a sustainable mobility?

With the development of connected cars, electric vehicles and driver-assistance systems, cybersecurity has become a priority for the entire ‘mobility’ ecosystem; calling car manufacturers, their partners and governments for a better resilience.

Cybersecurity is thus intrinsically linked to the safety of the vehicle, the protection of the assets, the data, the users, and ultimately the trust people have in connected cars.

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Moderated by:

  • Sébastien GUEREMY, Strategy Director, Thales
  • Christine CAVIGLIOLI, VP Automotive Vertical Line of Business, Thales
  • Pierre GACHON, IT Security Director, Renault