Decoding NESA

Understanding UAE's Information Security Standard


The National Electronic Security Authority (NESA) is a UAE federal authority that operates under the Supreme Council for National Security. NESA is responsible for the advancement of the nation’s cyber security, expanding cyber awareness and creating a collaborative culture rooted in information technology and innovation. To achieve these tasks, NESA have outlined a set of standards known as the “UAE IA Standards” to implement information security controls around information infrastructures supporting critical national services.. These standards are a crucial part of the NCSS (National Cyber Security Strategy) and are the minimum requirements for entities to assimilate into the Sector and National platforms.


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