The French government is likely to intensify the search of cyber-criminals with the launch of a massive surveillance program to track exchanges that pass through social media, covering audio and video communications.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls yesterday announced 54 measures his government was considering since the attacks last week on Charlie Hebdo magazine office. Any offensive exchanges circulating via the Internet will soon be wiretapped and will not be able to escape the vigilance of the intelligence services.
A local publication, LesEchos said quoting the spokesman of the government, Stéphane Le Foll that the measures will soon be examined by the French cabinet.
France’s domestic intelligence services will recruit over 1000 people by 2017 bringing the total staff to about 14,000 people, the deputy of Finistère said. Laying tags under cars as well as microphones and cameras in private places will be among the surveillance methods.
The sweeping surveillance measures and the powers to the intelligence agencies to pry on the lives of citizens, have already drawn criticism from some quarters.
Symantec has entered in an agreement with Boeings cybersecurity subsidiary, Narus to hire 65 engineers and data scientists and licensing technology after Boeing decided to close down its commercial cybersecurity business. Boeing however, will continue the cybersecurity services for government and defense customers
SuperCom Ltd is planning to acquire Israel-based cyber security company Prevision Ltd as part of its strategy to offer complimentary security products and solutions to its growing customer base. The company expects the deal to contain an upfront cash payment and a potential earn out payments over five years, with the total aggregate payment capped at $2
Denmark plans to invest 465 million kroner ($75 million) to create an offensive cyberwarfare unit by 2017 to deal with hostile internet attacks. The task will be assigned to the Defense Intelligence Service (FE), which will have the power to conduct cyber attacks and will develop cyberwarfare strategy toward hostile countries and organizations, Danish daily Jydske Vestkysten reported
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Egypt and France are close to signing a 5 to 6 billion Euro contract for the sale of twenty Rafale and two FREMM multi-mission frigates. La Tribune newspaper said on its website today that a French delegation of the Treasury visited Cairo earlier this week to assess the security of Egypt in the event of an agreement with the French manufacturers
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