The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of the Saudi Vision 2030 has developed and promulgated the Essential Cybersecurity Controls (ECC). These measures aim to help government and government-affiliated organizations enhance their cybersecurity posture.
ECC Controls have been created with cybersecurity needs of all organizations and sectors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in mind. There are a minimum cybersecurity requirements that must organization must comply.
The controls are designed to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of an organization’s information and technology assets. They revolve around the four pillars of people, technology, processes and strategy.
The Essential Cybersecurity Controls are organized into five main domains:
Some important highlights and challenges of the Controls are the following:
The development of the ECCs is a crucial and vital step towards increasing the cybersecurity posture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Organizations subject to the Controls can take advantage of top-level industry solutions and use existing frameworks such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as guidelines.
Thales, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions and services, can help the Saudi Arabian organizations become compliant with the Essential Cybersecurity Controls.
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