- October 26, 2018
- Posted by: Adrian Hall
- Category: More Africa News
Orange Cyberdefense has announced a new hub in Morocco to further strengthen its international presence. Based in Casablanca, the new Orange Cyberdefense operations will rely on the French cybersecurity Centre of Excellence. The objective is to have about fifty specialists in Morocco by 2020. To boost its growth, this hub will be committed to coaching young recruits through partnerships with major French engineering schools to train tomorrow’s cybersecurity engineers.
The solutions and value propositions will be the same as those already offered in France across all activities, ranging from consulting and penetration tests (Pentests), to protective and surveillance services with a CyberSoc and a Computer Emergency Response Team (CeRT). The experts based in Morocco will have access to all of the expertise, methodologies and best practices from Orange Cyberdefense and will work in close collaboration with the Orange teams in Morocco.
Cybersecurity is a strategic activity for the Orange Group.
Present in twenty countries in Africa and the Middle East, the challenge for Orange Cyberdefense is to become the market’s leading player in the cybersecurity market. Orange said the new operation centre will give the group a strong position in the Moroccan market and will make Orange Cyberdefense Morocco the central hub to meet the needs of businesses in French-speaking African countries where the Orange Group is already present.