cybersecurity explained to students at the University of Corsica

An increasingly widespread phenomenon on the island and the continent, cybercrime represents an important topic for authorities who are working on new prevention methods. This week, training on “digital and cybersecurity issues” was organized at the University of Corsica. The head of security at the Airbus group organized a conference.

Castelluccio Hospital, Corsica Ferries, Hydraulic Equipment Office…

Like the mainland, the island’s institutions and companies are not spared from cyber attacks.

For three days, training on “digital and cybersecurity issues” took place at the University of Corte.

Head of security for the Airbus group, Pascal Andrei organized a conference there.

The former Corte faculty student explained how the world leader in aeronautics is organizing itself to combat cybercrime. Example with the A380, “a very connected plane”he specifies.

“We have always seen hackers who tried to “play” with the plane. Be it pirating video films, hacking passengers’ bank cards on board, or even hijacking planes. My role in particular is to ensure that from the aircraft design stages we integrate safety functions. That we have architectural principles in our aircraft so that they are resilient to all types of attacks.”

As for the students, many of whom attended the conference in the amphitheater, cybercrime is taken very seriously.

“This is very important, says one of them. We don’t realize it, but everyone is vulnerable. We all have phones. Connected objects. If we are not aware of the risk we face, we can quickly fall into a trap. It can be more or less serious. Therefore, it is important to have the knowledge to deal with the risks.”

Risks that continue to multiply. This is evidenced by figures from the National Gendarmerie, which recorded more than 100,000 cybercrime incidents in France in 2022.

The report by Marie-François Stefani and Jennifer Cappaï-Squarcini:

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This week, training on “digital and cybersecurity issues” was organized at the University of Corsica.

©M.-F. Stefani – J. Cappaï-Squarcini – A. Sebayhi

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