Cybersecurity begins with prevention. The challenge is to assess the risks and detect the vulnerabilities that can be exploited by cybercriminals, underlines Brigadier General El Mostafa Rabii, director of the Center for monitoring the detection and response to relevant cyber-attacks of the Directorate. General Information Systems Security (DGSSI, National Defense Administration). “It is not a question of saying whether you are going to be attacked, but rather of emphasizing the need to preserve certain aspects and to take the necessary measures to deal with possible cyberattacks. You have to be prepared for cyberattacks, both in terms of assessment, detection and reaction”, he declared on the occasion of 2nd Matinale du Groupe Le Matin, in partnership with Dell Technologies, around the theme “Cybersecurity: What protection in an increasingly digital world? “.
To protect against cyberattacks, it is necessary to acquire the means and human resources, chosen that we do not find in the majority of organizations, public or private. Hence the idea of the implementation by the DGSSI of an accreditation system for the benefit of companies, which can support organizations in their cybersecurity strategies. “This accreditation is a pledge of confidence for structures capable of supporting organizations whether in auditing, setting up a security operations center (SOC), or in reaction and analysis. Because small and medium-sized organizations cannot acquire all the necessary means to be at the forefront of cybersecurity technology,” he said, noting the need to pool resources and resort to specialized companies. , who works according to the rules of the art. “The DGSSI is mobilized to provide assistance to all structures. This year, we have warned 490 companies in relation to critical attacks, particularly in the energy and health sectors, as well as universities”, he confirmed.