In the field of cybersecurity, the inauguration of the Cyber Campus was the event of the year. The symbol of French and European influence. Finally, France and Europe have their “Totem” place dedicated to cybersecurity. In our sector, communications on the subject are multiple, but if you aren’t to our field, let’s take a few minutes to talk about this place in a simple and complete way.
The Cyber Campus in numbers :
- 1,700 people present on the Campus;
- 26,000 square meters;
- 13 floors in which many organizations will be distributed.
The Cyber Campus in a few key dates:
- Early 2019: President Emmanuel Macron affirms the State’s desire to create a Cyber Campus in France;
- Summer 2019: Prime Minister Edouard Philippe appoints Michel Van Den Berghe to carry out an opportunity study with players in the sector;
- Fall 2020: The project is validated but delayed due to the pandemic;
- February 5, 2022: Opening of the Cyber Campus at La Défense. Inaugurated by the Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire.
The constitution of the Cyber Campus:
The campus was designed to be the European cyber hub. The place where many players in the sector cross paths and meet. In order to be optimal, the distribution of the building has been designed as follows:
- 30% are rented by large manufacturers;
- 30% are intended for collaboration, thanks to shared spaces allocated to companies and associations in the cyber sector;
- 20% are occupied by the State;
- 10% are occupied by schools;
- 10% are intended for events.
The organisms of the Cyber Campus:
- Research (Inria and CNRS)
- Schools (Epita, Efrei and Oteria)
- Start-ups (Gatewatcher, Sekoia, and many others)
- Public institutions (ANSSI, Gendarmerie, Intelligence Services, etc.)
- Large groups (Orange Cyberdefense, Atos, Thales, Capgemini, Safran, Thales, Airbus, Sopra Steria, etc.)
A Cyber Campus for four goals:
- Cooperation: promote data sharing to strengthen everyone’s ability to control digital risk;
- Training: support the initial and continuous training of the various audiences in order to promote an increase in the overall skills of the ecosystem;
- Innovation: develop synergies between public and private actors to guide technological innovation and strengthen its integration into the economic fabric;
- Animation: to offer an open, lively place dedicated to the programming of innovative events, conducive to exchanges and the discovery of developments.
The first projects:
188 Cyber Campus member companies are already working in groups on different themes:
- Drafting of a white paper on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity;
- Development of a common database of attack markers;
- Launch of a web portal dedicated to retraining in trades in the sector.