Riyadh - SPA
National Cybersecurity Authority Adopts Cybersecurity Basic Guidelines to be Applied in Governmental Agencies in the Kingdom

The National Cybersecurity Authority has issued basic cybersecurity
guidelines, which have been prepared to establish minimum standards to
be applied in different governmental agencies to minimize 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.

The issuance of these guidelines comes from the fact that the
Authority is the specialized 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 that 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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