Morocco launched Cyber Security Centre for Africa in Marrakech

A new ‘Cyber Security Centre of Excellence for Africa’ is to be built in Marrakech to strengthen cyber security cooperation between the UK and Morocco.

A delegation of British and Moroccan politicians, plus corporate and academic leaders met in Rabat to commemorate the launch.

The delegation, which included Simon Fell as the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Cyber Security, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Mohammed V University and Maritemex, an organisation supporting the center’s establishment.

The ‘Cyber Security Centre of Excellence for Africa’ is expected to serve as a regional hub, playing a strategic role in the fight against cybercrime. It will offer various cyber security courses and training, to help local and global companies develop resilience and achieve growth in spite of the threat of cybercrime.

Templar Executives’ Cyber Academy will provide the courses and training sessions, in collaboration with chosen partners. Whilst the new center in Marrakech is being developed, Mohammed V University will host the courses at its campus.

In addition to the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) certified courses, and in partnership with Lancaster University and Templar Executives, a cyber security MBA developed in the UK will be offered. The prestigious program has been created by experts from Lancaster University’s School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University Management School, and Templar Executives.

The new Center, which is expected to open in September 2024 in Marrakech, will be able to accommodate up to 1000 students.

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