The term "cybersecurity"
The purpose of cybersecurity is to preserve the confidentiality, but also the integrity and availability of systems, computer networks and data. In recent years, IT has occupied a major place in our societies, making this field unavoidable. As mentioned in our "sectors of activity" page, cybersecurity is everywhere: finance, army, state, health, trade, education, all sectors are dematerializing and have the obligation to adorn themselves with the technologies and talents necessary for their protection.
In 2021, 5 major challenges have been identified and they still need to be pursued today. The first is the fight against the cyber threat; the second, strengthening identity and access management; the third, national sovereignty; the fourth, the strengthening of the collective, because as mentioned below, one cannot be effective alone. The last challenge is the dissemination of knowledge, in fact, it is necessary to train its employees and to raise awareness of its environment to cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity in three points
Cybersecurity is a new challenge every day. From the minor security incident to the major cybersecurity crisis, it is necessary to be agile to deal with the most urgent and find the appropriate remediation solutions, to be objective when it comes to assessing the risks, and to remain pragmatic to provide a realistic action plan.
To address business issues, cyber requires collaboration between team members and with all external teams and stakeholders.
Cybersecurity is everywhere, in all sectors, in all fields, and has many facets in a context where cyber incidents and crises are multiplying.
Working in cyber requires knowledge of the regulations in force in your field of activity.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the field of cybersecurity the same internationally?
Yes, cybersecurity is one of the few areas where the place in which one practices has little or no impact on the way we work. This is why it is essential to master English and possibly another language.
Why are there few women in cybersecurity?
11% of women in cyber, the road is still long to ensure a better representation of women in this field. Cybersecurity requires a wide range of skills, all of which can contribute and bring a different vision. Our ambition is to open the field of cybersecurity to women, students with a so-called “non-scientific” profile, employees in retraining and all those, who today, feel less legitimate to evolve in this sector.
Is cybersecurity just about fighting cybercriminals?
No, a multitude of professions in the field of cyber exist, which is why the single profile is neither desired nor desirable for the future.
Key figures in cybersecurity
Three figures to understand the importance of cybersecurity in France and around the world.
million vacant jobs worldwide
of companies struggling to recruit
million people worldwide are affected by a cyberattack
Difference between computer security and cybersecurity.
Thinking about cybersecurity and IT security is essential to the protection of personal data. But what are the differences between the two?