France opens new business campus to tackle cyberattacks

France is grouping the country’s top cybersecurity experts in Paris’ business district of La Defense, bringing together startups and household names to tackle the scourge of hacking, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday.

Cyberattacks have become the number one worry of the world’s top company executives, according to a survey by PwC, and their growing number and sophistication could undermine the country’s sovereignty, French leaders say.

“France … doesn’t want to depend on foreigners,” Le Maire said at the inauguration of the venue. “It wants to be independent in advanced technologies.”

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Source: Reuters