The National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) said it will conduct more than 7,000 cybersecurity assessments for national agencies by 2023.
The NCA made this statement during an introductory conference on the National Plan for Cyber Assessment towards 2023, in the presence and participation of cybersecurity managers and experts from over 500 Saudi national agencies. I was.
The NCA will monitor cyber risks at the national level and also conduct cyber assessments of national entities over the next year to gauge the entity’s level of commitment using requirements and regulations issued by the authorities in accordance with regulations. I made a plan. a specific timeframe.
Cybersecurity assessments include compliance assessments and cybertechnical assessments of classified systems of state agencies.
The NCA stated that the purpose of the introductory meeting was to share details of the plan with national agencies, introduce them along with mechanisms to develop an inventory of sensitive national assets, and follow up on entity compliance with issued cybersecurity controls. The purpose is to review the model.
The introductory meeting reviewed the services provided by the National Portal of Cyber Security Services (HASEEN) platform to enable beneficiaries to carry out their tasks towards cyber security.
Participants were also introduced to new mechanisms of cyber assessment. This will contribute to strengthening the cyber preparedness of national institutions.
It is worth noting that the NCA is the competent authority for cybersecurity in Saudi Arabia and is considered a national standard in its practice. The NCA aims to strengthen cybersecurity to protect the Kingdom and its vital national security interests.
The NCA also aims to protect critical infrastructure, priority sectors, government activities and services, and sets a framework for risk management related to cybersecurity to ensure a safe and reliable Saudi Arabia that can grow and prosper. We also specialize in reaching the cyberspace of
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