In just two years, a jump of 43 places in the UN ranking. The Moroccan authorities will, over the coming months, forge ahead in this sector by strengthening cooperation with partners and enhancing national mechanisms.
Morocco’s cybersecurity strategy is paying off. The country is performing spectacularly to say the least. The current data from international organizations is instructive. While Morocco was in the 93rd position in 2018 according to the ranking of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), under the United Nations, the Kingdom is currently in the top 50 worldwide. Ranked in 50th position, the country has therefore jumped in the space of two years to no less than 43 places. This result was possible thanks to the Moroccan strategy which places cybernetic threats at the heart of its concerns. In this sense, the Moroccan authorities will, over the coming months, forge ahead in this sector by strengthening cooperation with partners and enhancing national mechanisms.
It must be said that threats on the Internet and those targeting IT networks and infrastructures are growing internationally. While digital technology has made significant progress since the health crisis, vulnerability and threats are becoming more important and serious. Morocco is no exception to the rule, the attacks against its interests are more and more numerous. The Royal Armed Forces, through the General Directorate of Information Systems Security (DGSSI), had to intervene during this year 2021 no less than 400 times in the face of incidents of various magnitudes. According to officials, these interventions are primarily aimed at minimizing risk and defending critical or sensitive infrastructure against foreign and local threats. Also, the DGSSI issued no less than 410 information bulletins.
As a reminder, the General Directorate of Information Systems Security is responsible for providing the necessary support to administrations, public bodies and infrastructure of vital importance for upgrading the security of their information systems. This structure, created 10 years ago, is attached to the National Defense Administration and is responsible, among other things, for ensuring technology watch to anticipate developments and propose the necessary innovations in terms of information systems (IS) security. The DGSSI works for the development of secure systems devices for the benefit of administrations and public bodies. In the same sense, the assistance and advice activity carried out by this Department includes support for project management in various projects, such as risk analysis, asset classification, or even the development of policies of IS security. Today, this Directorate is more than ever at the forefront of defending the interests of the homeland right to the frontiers of the Web and information systems in the face of more numerous and recurring threats.