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Orange Opens New Cyberdefense Hub in Morocco

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Orange Opens New Cyberdefense Hub in Morocco Image Credit: Orange Cyberdefense (website snapshot)

Orange Cyberdefense announced its new hub in Morocco to further strengthen its international development.

Based in Casablanca, Morocco, the new Orange Cyberdefense operations plan to recruit the best local talent available and will rely on the leading French cybersecurity Center of Excellence. The objective is to have approximately 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 CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team). 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. 

Since 2016, Orange Cyberdefense has brought together all cybersecurity activities of Orange for professionals (businesses, administrations and local authorities). Orange Cyberdefense designs, operates and monitors defense systems that protect its customers' essential assets. With revenues of €275 million in 2017 and an annual growth rate of more than 20%, Orange Cyberdefense is the cybersecurity leader in France and one of the main European players in the market. With more than 1,300 employees spread across France and worldwide, Orange Cyberdefense supports public and private organizations to develop, implement and manage cybersecurity strategies.

Michel Van Den Berghe, CEO of Orange Cyberdefense
This new operation center will give us 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. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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