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2019/01/14Turning to the Datasphere for Insight into Strategic Challenges in Digital Transformation, by Frederick Douzet and Alix Douzet, GEODE

‘Géopolitique de la Datasphère’ (GEODE) is a research and training centre dedicated to the study of the strategic and geopolitical challenges of the digital revolution.  Backed by Université Paris 8 as part of the French Geopolitics Institute (IFG), it is rooted in a pure tradition of innovation in the human and social sciences as well as the experimental…

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2019/01/14Cybersecurity: Visualizing, Understanding, Deciding, or how to address decision-markers ? (By Henri d’Agrain, CIGREF)

This year, for the first time, Jean-Claude Laroche, CIO of Enedis and President of the Cigref Cybersecurity Circle, will bring to the FIC a delegation consisting of around 15 digital decision-makers from French general government entities and major companies that are Cigref members. The organisation of this delegation is a testament to the growing concern of Cigref…

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2019/01/11Law No. 2018-1202 of 22 December 2018 on combating the manipulation of information (By General Marc Watin-Augouard, Founder of the FIC)

The law announced by President Macron during his New Year speech to the press on 3 January 2017 has been promulgated following consideration by the Constitutional Council. The Council Members (‘Sages’) declared that the text was in conformity with the Constitution (Decision No. 2018-773 DC of 20 December 2018). Their only reservation was to limit its application to information that is…

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2019/01/02National Sovereignty in the Age of Network Defence (By Guy-Philippe Goldstein, Advisor to PwC France)

Since the end of the Thirty Years’ War and the signing of the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, the State has been the bedrock of international relations. Sovereignty is based on power, the power of the State, whose will is independent of other States — otherwise, it is no longer sovereign. But how is the independence of this…

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2018/12/28Securing Our Communications: From Email to WhatsApp and Beyond (By Thomas Baignères and Matthieu Finiasz, OLVID)

When Ray Tomlinson sent “QWERTYUIOP” over the ARPANET in July 1971, he probably did not suspect that this would be the beginning of a communication system that would be used by billions of people for more than 40 years. Today, six billion addresses exchange more than 150 million emails every minute (two out of three of which are of a dubious…

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