Thales creates new Security Operations Center in Morocco

Global technology leader Thales has announced the opening of its new Cyber Security Operations Center (SOC) in Morocco.

The center will be the sixth in the Thales international network, and is expected to provide real-time protection against cyber attacks in Morocco and across Africa as a whole.

The announcement comes as Africa has been identified as one of the continents across the globe that is particularly vulnerable to the rise of cybercrime. As businesses across the continent become increasingly connected, the need for increased protection and response to cyber attacks has been heavily called for. Whilst sectors such as finance have been targeted previously, industries such as government services, water distribution, energy and telecommunications are also looking for ways to protect themselves against cyber crime.

Thale aims to provide 24/7 threat detection and analysis capabilities with its new SOC in Morocco, and help to deliver responses in compliance with the country’s cybersecurity infrastructure and policies. Currently, Thales has five SOCs located in Canada, France, Hong Kong, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom with Morocco becoming the sixth.

Hicham Alj, Managing Director of Thales Morocco, said: “Thales is proud to be able to strengthen its expertise and know-how 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 closely matching its customers’ needs. As well as our analysis capacities, we offer businesses access to a hybrid consultancy and monitoring solution for their activity, thus demonstrating our commitment to fostering skills and autonomy over the long term.”

As a global leader, Thales has over 20 years expertise in the field of cybersecurity with an emphasis on SOC solutions, combined with an extensive portfolio of solutions such as cyber auditing and consulting, integration of cybersecurity solutions developed by Thales as well as solutions from leading publishers, and simulation of Penetration Testing and Red Teaming attacks.

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