The French government signed a three-year cybersecurity pact with eight of the country's leading companies.

According to Reuters, the French government said it had signed the agreement with Airbus, Dassault Aviation, Thales, Safran, Ariane group, MBDA, Naval Group and Nexter. In addition, no financial details were disclosed, says the report.

Across the globe, many countries have taken steps to advance their cybersecurity strategies and protect against major cyberattacks. Recently, Slovakia updated its cybersecurity act to enforce stricter policies.