Thales launches its sixth Cyber Security Operations Center in Morocco to serve the African continent
- Thales strengthens its status as a cybersecurity leader with the creation of a new Security Operations Center on the African continent, based in Morocco.
- This operations center provides Moroccan and African administrations and businesses with effective supervision resources in the field of cybersecurity.
- Increasingly targeted by cyber-attacks, the continent’s businesses witnessed a rise in risk exposure during the pandemic with a broader field of attack.
PARIS, France, 7 April 2022 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/-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 as a whole.
The digital transformation of African societies, as illustrated by the extensive use of mobile payments across the continent, and the rise in teleworking due to the health crisis, have had a major impact on Africa’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks. While businesses, administrations and individuals are becoming increasingly connected, this trend must be accompanied by an increase in the level of protection in order to tackle 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.
Furthermore, a new legal framework is driving African businesses to equip themselves with a means of supervision in the field of cybersecurity. Thales, which is already present in Morocco, is thus strengthening its cyber expertise on the continent.
The SOCs combine 24/7 threat detection and analysis capabilities and deliver responses in compliance 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 they currently form an international network operating according to the “follow the sun” model which offers continuous support to more than a hundred clients around the world, with an unequaled level of responsiveness and flexibility.
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