To improve interconnectivity between platforms, Thales launches NEXEN

To improve interconnectivity between platforms, Thales launches NEXEN

Air combat is becoming increasingly reliant on the interconnected platforms that exchange digital data with each other. Real-time data correlation provides information superiority to the armed forces. Their missions require many means of communication to be managed without worrying about which transmission channel is to be used. Thales therefore proposes NEXEN, a secure communications server which gives pilots a reliable and simplified source of connectivity.

At the heart of aeronautical connectivity, NEXEN integrates all the functions necessary for a military aircraft to exchange data in real-time. Thanks to NEXEN, all resources can be shared; with each security level assigned its own dedicated transmission chain. With its ANSSI-certified enclosure, NEXEN guarantees not only the separation of data flows according to their level of confidentiality but also the implementation of the best cybersecurity protections. The pilot is able to manage all radios at the same time, limiting the overall workload. Mission systems are able to efficiently exchange their respective data in real-time. Therefore, this solution will allow pilots to focus better on their core mission during moments of critical decision-making.

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Interview with Ram Levi and Guy-Philippe Goldstein

Interview with Ram Levi and Guy-Philippe Goldstein

SDBR: Israel has been called a "start-up nation". Did that promote the development of cybersecurity in Israel?

Ram Levi *: Israel has become a Cyber ​​start-up nation because the imperative of security has become essential due to the country’s growing reliance on its digital systems. This primary importance means the required full engagement of all stakeholders on cybersecurity issues, all under the direct leadership of the Prime Minister [Chief Executive in the Israeli parliamentary system]. Accordingly, this new security priority has been rightly prioritized by members of the ecosystem, but it must be also highlighted that on this specific topic, the Prime Minister has really taken the lead. Indeed, there has been a genuine, personal involvement by the Prime Minister and this should be all the more stressed that it is actually something quite rare in terms of cybersecurity governance worldwide. Of course, this "Top-Down" ambition could only be fully realized but because there were already Bottom-Up capabilities in Israel. Since the beginning of the 2000s, the country has created superb high-tech capabilities and the topic of cybersecurity has subsequently been identified as a strategic matter. In 2010, the existence of the Stuxnet malware [against uranium enrichment centers in Iran] was made public. We knew what was possible. So, we understood what others could do against us as well. Thus, we also needed new protection.

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A city under the control of cybercriminals: Baltimore (Maryland)

A city under the control of cybercriminals: Baltimore (Maryland)

Since May 7, the city of Baltimore (US East Coast) is the victim of a cyber-attack. Initially, the Democrat local government of this city of 630,000 inhabitants concealed the scale of the attack and it was not until May 28, 3 weeks after the beginning of the hacking, to know details. The hackers managed to infect 10,000 local computers and encrypt them remotely…

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Newsletter SDBR - March 9th, 2010

Newsletter SDBR - March 9th, 2010

The newsletter for March 9th, 2010, is available for download. Only in French.

In this issue you can read particularly Vice-admiral Richard Laborde’s interview, ex-IHEDN and EMS Director…

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Interview with Vice Admiral Arnaud Coustillière

Interview with Vice Admiral Arnaud Coustillière

SDBR: 16 months after you took up the position of DGSI of MINARM, you have been named "DSI of the Year 2018 in the DSI Orchestrator category" by IT for Business magazine! Is this the recognition of the digital revolution of the Ministry of the French Armed Forces?

Arnaud Coustillière*: The Minister of the Armed Forces gave me a clear mandate, which I started by writting a document, "Digital Ambition of the Ministry" released in November 2017. This document** was translated into a plan of actions of the digital transformation * of the Ministry of the Armed Forces, called "Defense Connect", mirror of the one from the State, established within the framework of the "Public Action 2022" under the brand name "France Connect".

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Newsletter SDBR - December 1st, 2009

Newsletter SDBR - December 1st, 2009

The newsletter for December 1st, 2009, is available for download. Only in French.

In this issue you can read particularly Jacques Hogard’s interview, President of E.P.E.E.E. (Partner Experts for Business Abroad)…

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Interview with Alain Bouillé - President of CESIN

Interview with Alain Bouillé - President of CESIN

SDBR: CESIN * has just published its annual survey. What should we retain from it?

Alain Bouillé**: Although less reported by the media, cyber-attacks continue to hit businesses and eight out of ten continue to be affected each year, identity theft being the most common mode of attack. Cloud and IoT present higher risks with digital transformation.

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Newsletter SDBR - October 6th, 2009

Newsletter SDBR - October 6th, 2009

The newsletter for October 6th, 2009, is available for download. Only in French.

In this issue you can read particularly Alain Juillet’s interview, Senior adviser at the law firm Orrick Rambaud Martel, Former Senior Manager in charge of Economic Intelligence…

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