France Commits €1B To Upgrading Cybersecurity

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 4:09 PM EST) -- France will spend €1 billion ($1.37 billion) to enhance its cybersecurity by 2019, the country's defense minister said in a detailed overview of the program on Friday.

The price tag is scaled down from the €1.5 billion that the defense ministry had initially planned to defend itself against cyberattacks.

The defense ministry will write the plan into the defense budget and break it down into 20 steps, organized around six pillars, such as strengthening technical expertise, hiring personnel and improving cooperation with foreign partners, according to...
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