PARIS LA DEFENSE–(COMMERCIAL WIRE)–Thales is opening a new Cyber Security Operations Center (SOC) in Morocco, the sixth in its international network. This center will provide real-time protection against cyber attacks in the country and across the African continent.
The digital transformation of African societies, as illustrated by the widespread use of mobile payments across the continent and the rise of telecommuting due to the health crisis, have had a major impact on Africa’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks. Although companies, administrations and individuals are increasingly connected, this trend must be accompanied by an increase in the level of protection to deal with the multiplication and sophistication of attacks. Outside the financial sector, all sectors are affected, including the most important ones such as government services, but also water distribution, energy and telecommunications.
Also, a new legal framework is encouraging African companies to equip themselves with a means of supervision in the field of cybersecurity. Thales, which is already present in Morocco, thus reinforces its cyber experience on the continent.
SOCs combine 24/7 threat detection and analysis capabilities and provide responses in accordance with the country’s cybersecurity infrastructure and policies. There are six SOCs located in Canada, France, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and now Morocco, and currently form an international network operating in accordance with the “follow the sun” model offering ongoing support to over a hundred customers worldwide, with an unmatched level of responsiveness and flexibility.
“Thales is proud to be able to strengthen its experience and expertise in the field of cybersecurity in Morocco. The launch of this SOC demonstrates the Group’s aspirations to support the development of security facilities in Africa, while meeting the needs of its In addition to our analytics capabilities, we offer companies access to a hybrid solution for consulting and monitoring their activity, thus demonstrating our commitment to capacity building and long-term autonomy”, Hicham Alj, Managing Director of Thales Morocco.
Thales offers its clients more than 20 years of experience in the field of cybersecurity, in particular SOC solutions, combined with a broad portfolio of solutions: cyber auditing and consulting, integration of cybersecurity solutions developed by Thales, as well as publisher solutions leaders, and simulation of Penetration Testing and Red Teaming attacks.
In Africa, the Group supports its clients by ensuring compliance with regulations and technical processes, assessing cyber risks and their level of maturity, investigating and anticipating cyber crises and neutralizing complex attacks.
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a world leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep technology” innovations (connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technologies) to build a secure future crucial to the development of our societies. . The Group provides its clients (companies, organizations and governments) in the defense, aeronautics, space, transport and digital identity and security domains with solutions that help them fulfill their fundamental role, with the individual being the driving force behind all decisions.
Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2021, the Group recorded a turnover of €16.2 billion.
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