The gendarmerie faces cybercrime

Faced with the explosion in the number of cyberattacks in France, 7,000 gendarmes are joining forces.

“Today, everything suggests that the next crisis will be cyber. The presidential elections in 2022, the French presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2022, the Rugby World Cup in 2023 and the Paris Olympics in 2024 are all major events where it is certain that we will be subject to a threat. cyber important “, explains Major General Marc Boget, who officially took the helm of ComCyberGend on 1is last august.

This command of the gendarmerie in cyberspace was created on February 25, 2021 in order to bring together the cyber forces of the gendarmerie under a single banner. Based in Cergy-Pontoise, at the judicial center of the national gendarmerie, this body has more than 7,000 cyber investigators spread across France, and soon 10,000.

Units all over France

If so many staff are mobilized, it is mainly because of the explosion in the number of incidents related to cybercrime. In 2020, they increased by 22% compared to the previous year, for a total

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