Airbus Defence and Space to take part in 2016 Defnet exercise

The French Ministry of Defence is to deploy the ‘MTLID Tactique’ defensive cyber warfare system developed by Airbus Defence and Space.

Airbus Defence and Space’s CyberSecurity teams are to take part in the 2016 Defnet exercise to be held on 15-25 March at the military camp of Mailly-le-Camp.
During this exercise, the defensive cyber warfare system (MTLID) developed by Airbus Defence and Space is to be deployed to prevent cyber attacks.
This system will allow the cyber defence operational chain and in particular land forces personnel to identify and retrieve contextual information about each of these cyber attacks, such as their origin, target, criticality and impact, and then combat them with a suitable response plan.
With the operational deployment of the MTLID system during the Defnet exercise, the French Armed Forces will assess under live conditions how well it is suited to their need to secure French operational information and communication systems.
François Lavaste, Head of CyberSecurity at Airbus Defence and Space, added:

Cyber security is one of the hot topics in today’s world. We have built up strong expertise in cyber security and are investing to develop our solutions portfolio. Our cooperation with the French Ministry of Defence demonstrates the trust our customer has in our capabilities and expertise.”

The MTLID system greatly contributes to protecting the information networks of French defence systems against cyber attacks during peacetime and in times of crisis. It has monitoring, warning detection and response capabilities provided by a cyber attack supervision and control system. This system allows information to be centralised and each participant involved to be alerted so as to be able to respond to threats as soon as possible.
The MTLID contract signed with the French defence procurement agency (Direction générale de l’armement) covers all the stages of a defensive cyber warfare project from the design stage to deployment together with staff training, security and through-life support.
About Airbus Defence and Space
Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus Group, is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise and the second largest space business worldwide. Its activities include space, military aircraft and related systems and services. It employs more than 38,000 people and in 2015 generated revenues of over 13 billion Euros.

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