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Mission to Brussels for the Digital Sovereignty and Cybersecurity major

Auditors from the Digital Sovereignty and Cybersecurity major went on a study trip to Brussels and The Hague from 8 to 10 February.

The auditors were first received at France's Permanent Representation to the EU, where they held discussions with representatives from several European bodies, including Lorena Boix Alonso, Cyber Director at DG Connect. Then, on the military side, the majority of the SNC were successively received in Mons at NATO and then at the new Belgian Cyber Command. This was an opportunity for the auditors to familiarise themselves with both the organisations and the doctrines.

The second part of the mission took most of the SNC to The Hague. For this occasion, the NCSC, the Dutch equivalent of the ANSSI, had organised a very high-level programme with various representatives of the cyber ecosystem (Port of Rotterdam, Ministry of Defence, University, private sector). The SNC was welcomed by the Dutch cyber ambassador, Nathalie Jaarsma, and the director of the NCSC, Hans De Vries, with whom the audience had the opportunity to talk. The rich discussion focused in particular on philosophical and organisational comparisons of cyber strategies between France and the Netherlands.

On the final day, the listeners were welcomed successively to Europol and Eurojust, to get a better idea of European police and judicial cooperation in cyber matters. Drug trafficking, money laundering via cryptoassets and the gathering of digital evidence are just some of the areas in which investigators and the engineers working in the innovation laboratory are at work.

The SNC warmly thanks all the organisations that agreed to open their doors and share their experience with us.