KSA’s import-export system Fasah on show at GITEX 2019

Visitors to the Fasah pavilion are introduced to the electronic payment window, Fasah Pay.
Updated 09 October 2019

KSA’s import-export system Fasah on show at GITEX 2019

Saudi Arabia is showcasing its innovative import-export system at the GITEX Technology Week 2019.

Fasah is the unified national system for all import and export activities in the Kingdom. It is the first of many initiatives of the Saudi Company for Exchanging Digital Information (Tabadul), which is a subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF). 

Abdul Aziz Al-Shamsi, CEO of Tabadul, said: “Fasah is our first product with which we aim to reduce the time and cost of preparing, delivering, processing commercial and shipping documents, and expedite customs clearance. As a unified portal, it connects all entities involved in import and export, whether government entities or from the private sector, to enable customers to submit the necessary data for import and export procedures as well as obtain statements and approvals electronically at any time and from any place.”

Visitors to the Fasah pavilion are introduced to the electronic payment window, Fasah Pay, which aims to end all paper-based import and export financial transactions, making them available electronically. Customers also witnessed the journey of the import and export process in the past and how the procedures have been re-engineered to become smoother through systems included in the platform, such as the “Truck Management System,” which was launched earlier this month.


Kaspersky supports health care institutions amid COVID-19

Kaspersky has updated their memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones.
Updated 01 April 2020

Kaspersky supports health care institutions amid COVID-19

Kaspersky has announced free availability of its core endpoint security products for medical organizations, in order to help them stay protected from cyber threats during the pandemic. The full list of B2B products available for free for six months includes: Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Plus, Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business Advanced and Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security.
Continuity of operations and data protection is extremely critical for health care organizations. Especially in the current situation, when medical organizations are under extreme pressure and have to mobilize all their forces to help people in this very challenging time. For hospitals and medical institutions it is important to ensure the stability of medical equipment and that data is constantly available for medical personnel, while also protecting the privacy of their patients’ critical information.

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It is the right time to check the hospital’s protection solution, make sure it is up to date, con gured properly and covers all employees’ devices.

“In this critical situation, health care institutions are under immense pressure and carry huge responsibility while saving people’s lives and fighting against the infection. Doctors, nurses and all medical staff take on most of the load and therefore need any support possible. We feel that it is our duty to support the medical community,” said Evgeniya Naumova, vice president of the global sales network at Kaspersky. “In order to help these organizations focus on what matters most, we now offer health care institutions free licenses for key Kaspersky corporate products for a six-month period.”
Kaspersky also suggests that medical institutions implement the following cybersecurity measures:
    •    Schedule basic security awareness education for both medical personnel and administration employees — it should cover the most essential practices such as passwords and accounts, email security, use of USB devices, PC security and safe web browsing.
    •    It is the right time to check the hospital’s protection solution, make sure it is up to date, configured properly and covers all employees’ devices. Switch on a firewall to enable protection from threats coming from the Internet.
    •    Ensure all specific medical devices are properly configured and updated, such as ventilators.
    •    Some hospitals urgently hire new staff, which means growing the number of endpoints, including new employees’ personal devices. This can damage visibility and control over corporate IT, so IT services should pay special attention to adding protection to these new devices.