Saudi cyber security body issues basic guidelines

The guideline have been produced to set a minimum standards to safeguard government networks. (Shutterstock)
Updated 07 October 2018
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Saudi cyber security body issues basic guidelines

  • A recent study conducted by Microsoft revealed Saudi Arabia has become an enticing target for cybercriminals because of insecure consumer habits and inadequate security measures

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s National Cybersecurity Authority has issued basic cyber security guidelines to minimize the risk of cyberthreats to different government agencies.

The guidelines have been prepared to establish minimum standards to safeguard government networks and systems and the Kingdom’s vital economic and national interests.

Applying these guidelines is mandatory for all government agencies, including ministries, authorities, institutions, and others, in addition to private sector agencies that own, operate, or host sensitive national infrastructures.

A recent study conducted by Microsoft revealed Saudi Arabia has become an enticing target for cybercriminals because of insecure consumer habits and inadequate security measures. 

Many ministries, institutions and government entities have undergone restructuring to enable their mandates more effectively and increase their competencies.


Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

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Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

  • The move aims to serve pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their dearest ones back home

MAKKAH: One million sim cards and free internet will be offered as gifts to pilgrims performing Hajj this year upon arriving at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The initiative is part of a program aimed at serving pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their nearest and dearest back home.

A field team will be working 24 hours during the Hajj season to offer this service to the arriving pilgrims so that they can share their experience with their families.

The project comes as part of  efforts by the Kingdom to serve pilgrims under directions by King Salman and the Crown Prince to allow pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease.