The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MCIT) launched Tuesday an accreditation program for cybersecurity audit service providers, following the success of its pilot. The launch is part of the national framework for compliance with information security, in accordance with the National Cybersecurity Strategy.
The Ministry said in a press conference held today announced that cybersecurity companies can now obtain a certification as a cybersecurity an audit service provider within six weeks. Head of Procurement and Tendering Department at the Ministry Dana Al Abdullah stressed on the importance of working within the framework of the National Cybersecurity Strategy, saying it helps institutions in all sectors secure their information technology systems. She added that her department will provide a guide of all the accredited service providers, providing institutions with an up-to-date resource of all the accredited service providers.
She said that the Procurement and Tendering Department was established in 2018 and is the entity designated with accrediting service providers. It is also the body charged with protecting data, particularly personal ones, she added.
Al Abdullah said that the Ministry has set a number of national standards that will help institutions and companies properly secure their data, as well as helping secure all electronic government services.
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