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France’s Cybersecurity Strategy with Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, Cédric O

Today, we have a Clubhouse conversation with France’s Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, Cédric O, discussing the new national cybersecurity strategy for France. Announced last Thursday, February 17th, by President Macron, this strategy allocates over €1.3 billion of public and private capital to develop and reinforce new cybersecurity solutions for the government as well as businesses and individuals, educate and train new cybersecurity professionals, create 20,000 new jobs in the sector, as well as help scale France’s cybersecurity startups, scaleups, and intellectual property.


  • Minister O’s Introduction
  • €1.3B National Cybersecurity Strategy
  • Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, and French Healthcare System
  • Budget Breakdown
  • Cybersecurity Education and Workforce
  • Startups, Scaleups, Unicorns, Decacorns
  • Research and Development
  • Cyber Campus at La Défense


  • Capital deployment in healthcare system
  • Sovereign vs global partner participation
  • Cyber campus goals…international visibility vs building the sovereign cybersecurity ecosystem
  • Defensive vs offensive cybersecurity initiatives
  • Digital culture as part of a cybersecurity strategy (QAnon and other digital disinformation campaigns)
  • French cybersecurity startup acquisitions
  • European cybersecurity agenda
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