20 Nov 15. Thales Enhances its Cybersecurity Solutions for Essential Operators.
• Thales supports essential operators in their digital transformation projects, protecting their sensitive data and securing their most critical information systems.
• Modular cybersecurity solutions from Thales encompass prevention, protection/detection, response and operation.
• Thales offers tailored solutions based on capabilities accredited by the French IT security agency ANSSI.
At Milipol Paris 2015, Thales is unveiling a complete set of cybersecurity solutions tailored to the specific requirements of essential operators. These modular solutions address the four key aspects of cybersecurity — prevention, protection/detection, response and operation.
Thales is the European leader in cybersecurity. Its comprehensive, long-term approach helps essential operators define their digital transformation strategies and implement the security policies they need to protect their most critical information systems.
France’s 2014–19 defence spending plan and national strategy for digital security have both identified cybersecurity as a priority for national sovereignty. As a result, essential operators are now subject to new regulations requiring them in particular to implement specific security measures, protect against cyberattacks and take remedial action as needed.
“In a world where almost 200,000 cyberattacks are reported every day, essential operators are becoming the target of increasingly sophisticated attacks with the potential to compromise national security. Thales, the European leader in cybersecurity, has been helping customers protect their data and secure their critical information systems for many years.
At a time when organisations are embracing the many technological breakthroughs emerging in the IT sector, Thales is positioned as a trusted partner to support essential operators in their digital transformation projects, providing effective protection in the constantly evolving cyberthreat environment, with guaranteed results.” Laurent Maury, Vice President, Critical Information Systems and Cybersecurity, Thales
Thales offers a complete range of modular cybersecurity solutions specifically addressing the security requirements of essential operators today. These solutions span the entire lifecycle of critical information systems, from design and development to integration, rollout, operation and maintenance. Thales’s offering is based on an extensive portfolio of products, services and know-how and includes Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) services, cybersecurity operations centres, probes, network encryption devices, hardware security modules, data centres and input from dedicated IT security experts and specialists. With this unique set of world-class capabilities, Thales is in a position to offer each customer organisation a tailored response to the particular issues it faces.
As well as complying with all current regulations and standards, Thales solutions and services are certified by a growing number of official bodies. In France, for example, Thales is certified by ANSSI, the national agency for information system security, as a PASSI audit services provider, a PDIS security incident detection provider and a PRIS security incident response provider. (Source: ASD Network)
18 Nov 15. DISA director: ‘We expect a cyberattack as a prelude to war.’
At the Defense Information Systems Agency, more than 600 million emails come in during a 30-day period. Is it a surprise that all but 98 million — a scant 16 percent — end up blocked due to their malicious or spammy content?
With the stakes as high as they are in cybersecurity, it shouldn’t be, and the Defense Department is taking cyber threats seriously in an evolving landscape of conflict.
“We’ve got the ability to block a lot of bad things coming in off emails,” LTG Alan Lynn, DISA director, told audience members at the C4ISR & Networks/Federal Times CyberCon 2015 confe