Saudi rights chief approves cybersecurity plan

Awwad Al-Awwad. (File/SPA)
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Updated 23 July 2020

Saudi rights chief approves cybersecurity plan

JEDDAH: Awwad Al-Awwad, the head of the Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC), on Wednesday approved a strategic plan for improving cybersecurity at the organization. He also signed off on a number of documents setting out procedures to regulate the security of electronic data, including 21 policies and the definition of roles and responsibilities.
It follows the issuance of a royal decree requiring all organizations to improve cybersecurity standards and procedures to protect their networks, systems and electronic data, and commit to the adoption of policies, frameworks, standards, controls and guidelines issued by the National Cybersecurity Authority.
The strategic plan includes a general cybersecurity policy along with specific policies for managing information and technology projects, access and teleworking, human resources, business continuity and disaster recovery, work with third parties, and the security of networks and communications.
It also covers areas such as operations security, compliance, penetration testing and vulnerability management, acceptable use of assets, asset management, cybersecurity awareness, among others.


Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

Updated 24 September 2020

Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

JEDDAH: The Public Investment Fund’s National Unified Procurement Co. (NUPCO) has opened a new automated warehouse in King Abdullah Economic City that provides comprehensive distribution and storage for the state health sector.
This is part of NUPCO’s efforts to support the health sector and provide smart supply chains and high-quality logistical services in a partnership agreement with a pioneering private company.
The warehouse is one of NUPCO’s largest warehouses in the Kingdom, with an area covering 300,000 square meters. It is fully automated, with the latest technologies and advanced logistical services.
Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Shebel, the CEO of NUPCO, said that the warehouse represented the strategic partnership between NUPCO and private sector companies for public health facilities at its best.
It will provide advanced medical services and contribute to the health of the Saudi community.
He noted that after the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic NUPCO equipped the warehouse in record time to increase the level of support for health facilities.