National Electronic Security Authority (NESA), is a UAE federal authority responsible for the cybersecurity of the United Arab Emirates. With an aim to improve national cybersecurity, NESA developed Information Assurance (IA) Standards across UAE. The standard was set to establish a minimum level of security in organizations that support critical national services across all sectors. The primary objective of the NESA Standard is to define a stringent national Cyber Security Strategy that enables advancement in cybersecurity and increases awareness of Cyber Security within the UAE.
Assess the current state of your NESA Compliance using the UAE IAS gap assessment methodology.
Conduct an ISMS Risk Assessments based on the UAE National Cyber Risk Management Framework.
Develops comprehensive Risk Treatment Plans to remediate the gaps and risks identified to acceptable levels.
Security Analysts will develop the required Information Security Policies and Procedures for you.
Periodically perform Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing for security reasons.
Share with you Industry expertise, advice, and recommendations on the best Cyber Security practice.
Advise you on remediation of technology gaps and implementation of technical controls.
Perform periodic NESA Implementation progress reviews to ensure effective SIA compliance management.
Our Internal audits and reports will help you identify deviations from the defined NESA ISMS policies and procedures.
NESA Compliance is mandatory for all UAE government and private entities that are identified as UAE’s critical infrastructure. This may include all banks, insurance companies, telecommunication operators, and other entities that deal with personal and private information. It is mandatory for every stakeholder who is directly/ indirectly associated with national information.
NESA Audit cost for an average-sized company starts at $8000. Pricing for NESA audit usually depends on several factors, including the Scope of Audit, Technology Platforms, Number of Locations, and other additional services.
On average it takes 4-6 weeks to complete NESA Audit. However, the timeline also greatly depends on the time taken for implementing the remediation suggested in the gap analysis.
You will receive an audit report documenting the details of the effectiveness of the Organization’s system and controls. The report will provide you detailed information about how your sensitive data is secured with all necessary controls in place. You will even get a NESA “Certificate of Compliance” that you can show your clients and also proudly hang in your conference rooms and other prominent locations.
NESA Compliance is only valid for a year or 12 months from the date of issue and as per the Industry Standard requirement, the Audit must be performed annually, or at least when significant changes are introduced that may impact systems and control in an environment.