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

Riyadh, 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.

Source: Saudi Press Agency