Agence France-PresseJanuary 21, 2014 15:33
France will soon launch a 1.5-billion-euro ($2 billion) plan to defend itself against "cyber war" as a strategic priority, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday.
The project, to be launched "in a few weeks", will be written into the French military budget over the next five years, Le Drian told a cyber-security forum in the northern city of Lille.
"The scale needs to be changed" given that cyber attacks against French defence ministry organs have quadrupled in two years, he said.
In an interview to Les Echos newspaper, the minister was more specific.