Brittany, land of cybersecurity
For several years now, Brittany has been one of the most advanced regions in France in terms of the Security of Information Systems. This advance is due to the historical presence of leading technology companies, government technical structures (civil and military), a network of start-ups and highly innovative SMEs, and renowned schools and universities offering high-level and very open training and research.
The Breton industrial sector now has 160 players – listed in its directory – and has taken the national lead in certain fields such as maritime cybersecurity in Brest, infrastructure and network security in Lannion and security applied to local authorities in Vannes. In addition to the high concentration of players in Rennes, the Breton capital is also positioning in the security of smart cities.
This dynamic also explains Brittany’s presence at the heart of European projects in this sector and alongside the other most advanced European regions in terms of cybersecurity.
Counting on a good decompartmentalization of civil, military, research, training and industry, it is on this basis that new projects will emerge, such as the C-Cube totem building, and its cybersecurity campus-type offer.
Today, the sector addresses a strong and very current issue of securing the activities of key sectors such as health, the factory of the future, electrical and energy networks, or the food sector. In this context, BDI’s mission is to encourage the cross-fertilization of sectors, to network the players and to support their development.
Finally, BDI guarantees the attractiveness of the region to continue to attract new talent and new players to further enrich its offer and support the growth of companies.
1 April, 2022
Couvent des Jacobins de Rennes
17 May, 2022
7 June, 2022
Lille Grand Palais
15 November, 2022
European Cyber Week
Couvent des Jacobins de Rennes
Offre de services
A dedicated project manager to facilitate your development
- Coordination of company delegations to trade shows
- Coordination of your presence at trade fairs with financial support from the Brittany Region, including internationally;
- Preparation of B2B meetings, notably through the EEN network
Link to foreign investors
- Setting up projects, especially as part of European projects with foreign partners
- Ensuring the link to the devices for increasing your company’s competence, such as experimentation projects financed by the Brittany region
- Promotion of your know-how
- Access to expertise through a detailed database and associated services
- Access to sectorial studies
And more specifically
- Promote your activities at the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) on the “Brittany” pavilion / Cyber Center of Excellence
- Facilitate your participation in national working groups on the structuring of the cybersecurity sector of the Alliance for Digital Confidence; workshops to bring together technology providers and contractors;
- Cyber defence: knowledge of the priority technological themes for the Ministry of Defence, information on the submission of RAPID projects and upstream studies;
- Accelerate your integration into the regional community with the monthly Cyber Breakfast: an informal meeting to share technology intelligence and network between leaders;
- Animate the community and develop recruitment opportunities: take part in BreizhCTF, the western IT security competition
- Access the training offer: direct you to specialized cybersecurity training courses to find your future employees.
Actions in progress
The interreg CYBER project led by BDI is based on the exchange of best practices between the 7 partner regions to increase the competitiveness of cybersecurity SMEs through the improvement of regional policies. In 2018, BDI offered 6 regions – Castilla y Leon, Estonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tuscany and Wallonia – an opportunity to organize meetings with emblematic SMEs of the Breton ecosystem such as: Amossys, AriadNext, SecureIC, Sekoia, Yagaan, Yes We Hack.