ENGIE and Thales have signed a partnership to enhance the security of the energy Group’s IT infrastructures. Thales will oversee the security of ENGIE’s information system 24/7 for a period of five years.
The aim of this global partnership between ENGIE and Thales is to anticipate the evolution of cyber threats and thereby provide the energy Group with an optimally secure environment, particularly in the industrial field.
Between smart grids, predictive maintenance, and the Internet of things, ENGIE is dealing with more and more flows of information. With cyber threats growing (+51% in France and +38% around the world in 20151), ENGIE and Thales have decided to combine their expertise into a global Security Operation Center (SOC) whose goal is to maintain the very highest capacity for preventing and responding to these threats.
This monitoring center will be based in Elancourt (Yvelines, France) and on the ENGIE premises in Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis, France).
ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher declared “I am very proud to sign this partnership with Thales, a group with a global reputation for its cyber security expertise. Digital technologies, which are a pillar of the current energy revolution, are a strategic priority for us. With the world changing so rapidly, it is essential to ensure the cyber security of our IT system.”