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Nokia cybersecurity center launched in Lannion, but the start is difficult

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The equipment manufacturer Nokia is counting on its Breton center to support, among other things, the development of 5G. But the place, Lannion, haunted by a social plan not long ago, is still in the recruitment phase.

Nokia announced this Thursday, November 4, the opening in Lannion, in the Côtes-d’Armor, of its European cybersecurity center, a place for which the company aims for excellence, with a view to continuing development. 5G, virtualization and network convergence. If the Finnish firm aims to recruit a hundred people there, the road is still long on a site where the ghosts of the past still lurk.

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Restarting its activity in Lannion is not easy for Nokia. After the elimination of 402 jobs in 2020, it is now necessary to recreate confidence around a place and a company determined to take off again. Several hundred positions are to be filled locally, half for the cybersecurity sector. And Nokia is no stranger to it.

The Finnish company, with its European cybersecurity center, would like to recruit around 100 people. For the moment, only a fifth of the expected workforce is hired and active on site. But the attractiveness of Brittany, a true land of cybersecurity, and the search for brains in this area, keep hope alive for the months to come.

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Helped by the government’s France Reliance Plan and present at various events, such as the European Cyber ​​Week from November 16 to 18, the Nokia company wants to raise awareness and establish itself as a real research center.

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A place dedicated to the detection, anticipation, and response to threats and cyber attacks

What will be the main missions of this Lannion center? Nokia indicates that in the first place, it will have to carry out the risk analysis and the development of adaptive models of security management for the various elements of the life cycle of networks and applications. The members of the center will have to build a library of solutions that can be used to meet operational needs in particular.

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Operational strategies for the prevention and detection of cyber attacks and threats will be developed and simulated. The interest here is to prepare as well as possible for incidents and to anticipate attacks. Nokia is now convinced that by anticipating technological developments, especially in telecoms, its experts will be able to offer the right solutions adapted to the 5G environment.


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Nokia is also announcing its wish to forge targeted partnerships with other cybersecurity players in France and more broadly in Europe, with the idea of ​​ultimately developing an ecosystem around innovative common solutions.

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