France expanding cybersecurity force to combat rise in attacks

France is boosting its cybersecurity unit with the addition of almost 1,900 staff during the next few years.

AFP reported that the country’s defence minister Florence Parly pledged a further 770 recruits to the National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI) over the next few years, at a cybersecurity conference earlier this week.

ANSSI’s staff numbers will increase to 5,000 by 2025.

According to AFP, Ms Parly said cyberattacks in France have increased in “number and gravity”.

The country’s cybersecurity unit must scaleup to tackle a “Cold War in cyberspace” and position France as a “cybersecurity champion”, Ms Parly said.

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