RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s National Cybersecurity Authority has released its second package of cybersecurity tools in a strategic initiative to fortify the Kingdom’s digital infrastructure.
This comprehensive suite of tools is designed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of cybersecurity measures across various sectors, aligning with the Kingdom’s efforts to combat evolving threats and boost digital readiness.
The newly released toolkit includes a range of templates and procedures for developing robust cybersecurity policies and standards, according to a statement issued by the authority.
Available in both Arabic and English, it caters to a wide spectrum of entities in the government and private sectors.
This initiative reflects the authority’s commitment to establishing and governing cybersecurity policies, frameworks, standards, and guidelines in Saudi Arabia.
Developed through an extensive study of various policies and best practices in the cybersecurity domain, the toolkit encompasses critical topics such as malware protection, risk management, email and network security, web application protection, and data security.
It also covers security aspects of user and mobile devices, industrial control systems, social media, and virtual environments.
The authority emphasizes that these implements aim to ensure a safer cyber environment for all stakeholders in the Kingdom.
The availability of the toolkit on the authority’s website ensures easy access and widespread adoption.
As the national reference in cybersecurity holds significant importance, the authority’s primary objective is to protect the region’s vital interests, national security, and critical infrastructures.
Saudi Arabia’s cybersecurity reforms have been rapidly growing with the hosting of the Global Cybersecurity Forum last month in Riyadh.
Furthermore, the NCA announced its second cybersecurity accelerator program in October to boost entrepreneurship, investment, and innovation in the sector.
The program provided more than SR6.5 million ($1.7 million) to support expanding companies and over 500 hours of guidance and direction.
These initiatives coincide with the Kingdom’s position as one of the global leaders in cybersecurity.
In June, Saudi Arabia secured second place in the Global Cybersecurity Index in the World Competitiveness Yearbook for 2023 by the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development.