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.


King Fahd exhibit highlights Saudi-Kuwaiti ties

Updated 6 min 53 sec ago
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King Fahd exhibit highlights Saudi-Kuwaiti ties

  • King Fahd’s beautiful white 1980s Oldsmobile Regency, classic sky-blue 1987 Mercedes-Benz 600, and his black 1987 Cadillac have all proved particularly popular with visitors
JEDDAH: Visitors to the exhibition of the life and history of King Fahd, titled “Fahd — the Spirit of Leadership,” have been documenting their journeys through the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait.
From the “Solid Brotherhood” pavilion, documenting Fahd’s strong relationship with the emirs of Kuwait, to many others, the exhibition displays photographs of the king and his Kuwaiti “brothers” in more personal, candid moments.
King Fahd’s beautiful white 1980s Oldsmobile Regency, classic sky-blue 1987 Mercedes-Benz 600, and his black 1987 Cadillac have all proved particularly popular with visitors.