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Saudi authority issues cybersecurity guidelines

RIYADH, October 7, 2018

Saudi Arabia's National Cybersecurity Authority has issued basic cybersecurity guidelines, which have been prepared to establish minimum standards to be applied in different governmental agencies.
These guidelines are meant to minimise the risks of cyber threats to their infrastructures, networks, and systems, which contribute to enhancing the kingdom's cybersecurity, the security of its vital and economic interests and national capacities, said a Saudi Press Agency report.
The authority is the specialised agency for cybersecurity in the kingdom, and in accordance with its authority to develop policies, governance mechanisms, frameworks, standards, guidelines and instructions related to cybersecurity to protect networks, systems and data, and to circulate these guidelines to relevant parties, follow up on compiling and updating them.
The authority said applying these guidelines is mandatory for all governmental agencies, including ministries, authorities, institutions, and others, in addition to private sector agencies that own, operate, or host sensitive national infrastructures. 

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