The Orange group announces the establishment of Orange Cyberdefense in Casablanca, Morocco, its branch which includes all of its cybersecurity activities dedicated to professionals. This arrival is explained by a context of propensity to digitize the activities of local companies, which requires “a reinforcement of the mechanisms of protection of strategic information”, underlines the group.
In Morocco, Orange Cyberdefense argues that “offers and value propositions” will be the same as those already proposed in France, on all activities relating to the advice and penetration tests, the installation of protection means, but also surveillance services and a reaction center and alert to computer attacks.
“This new structure will enable us to position ourselves in the Moroccan market and make Orange Cyberdefense Morocco the central hub to meet the needs of companies in French-speaking African countries where the Orange group is already present. Our goal is to build the Cybersecurity leader in French-speaking Africa, “said Michel Van Den Berghe, CEO of Orange Cyberdefense.
According to Orange, the cybersecurity market is expected to grow from $ 1.33 billion in 2017 to $ 2.32 billion in 2020.
It should be noted that with a turnover of 275 million euros in 2017 Orange Cyberdefense is the leader in cybersecurity in France and one of the main European players in the market.