In Morocco and around the Maghreb, cybersecurity is a central concern.
Some of the best data scientists and experts in these countries are trying to find ways to augment their national economies with strong and vibrant cybersecurity practices that protect both government offices and businesses from malicious behavior.
A resource maintained by the federal government in the United States, Export.gov, has provided more information on the state of Moroccan cybersecurity. The report, which identifies demand for cybersecurity resources, states the main products needed in Morocco are biometrics and cybersecurity solutions.
The report also mentions challenges involved in accessing these types of tools.
“As a developing economy, Moroccan governmental budgets may be constrained,” analysts write.
Language is another obstacle cited by Export.gov, as French and English compete for dominance within the Moroccan community.
In terms of key applications, the report gives Moroccan IT security a rating of 3, which means there are “more opportunities and challenges” when it comes to the provision of anti-cyberterrorism, anti-malware and cybersecurity resources.
How can these countries move forward with cybersecurity?
Mahvish Hameed, PR Executive at Proglobal Media, has been promoting a new tool called the “Coco framework” that Microsoft has been promoting as a “hyper-compatible” blockchain framework, and recently presented at GITEX in Dubai.
“As more and more blockchain protocols have emerged, enterprises have noticed that many fall short on critical requirements, such as performance, confidentiality and governance,” Hameed said.
These digital ledger systems, he added, will benefit from improved support.
Public … networks require trade-offs,” Hameed said, citing challenges in security infrastructure and network capability. He said the Coco framework addresses this by building to a custom model.
“Participants in the blockchain network are explicitly declared,” Hameed said. “Coco enables high-scale, confidential networks that meet all key enterprise requirements, providing a means to accelerate the digital transformation potential of blockchain technology.”