UAE-NESA

Protecting Data and Information Infrastructure in the UAE by Meeting the National Electronic Security Regulations
 

The National Electronic Security Authority (NESA) — the federal authority for United Arab Emirates (UAE) that’s charged with strengthening the nation’s cybersecurity measures — is making greater strides to protect critical sectors against cyberattacks.

To protect the UAE’s data and information infrastructure, NESA developed mandatory standards for government organizations, semi-government groups, and business entities that are identified as critical infrastructure to follow. Yet, not all of those organizations are capable of addressing the guidelines solely on their own. Fortunately, LogRhythm can help.


 


UAENESA

LogRhythm’s UAE-NESA Compliance Automation Suite Features:

  • Save time with prebuilt AI Engine rules and alerts mapped to UAENESA controls
  • Fast and granular customization capabilities to fit your organization’s unique IT environment and policies
  • Enhance security workflow with robust case management and automation playbooks
  • Easily document evidence of compliance with predefined reports


 

UAE-NESA Standards

The UAE-NESA standards consists of 188 security controls which are divided into two families: Management and Technical security controls.

 Management Control Family  Technical Control Family
 M1: Strategy and Planning  T1: Asset Management
 M2: Information Security Risk Management  T2: Physical and Environmental Security
 M3: Awareness and Training  T3: Operations Management
 M4: Human Resource Security  T4: Communications
 M5: Compliance  T5: Access Control
 M6: Performance Evaluation and Improvement    T6: Third-Party Security
   T7: Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Maintenance
                                                                                         T8:  Information Security Incident Management
   T9: Information Security Continuity Management

 

These controls are further categorized into four priority levels (P1–P4) based on their relative impact to mitigate common threats and build foundational capabilities.


 

Meeting the UAE-NESA Regulation with LogRhythm

LogRhythm’s UAE-NESA Compliance Automation Suite provides pre-packaged content that is automatically associated with the correct UAE-NESA asset categories, easing compliance concerns. The suite also helps organizations identify areas of non-compliance in real time using prebuilt investigations and alarms that allow for immediate analysis of activities that impact critical systems.

LogRhythm enables organizations to add forensic evidence to cases and centralize that evidence to create and customize dashboards to meet the UAE-NESA regulation. Incident response is a key component of the suite and provides case-management capabilities that help accelerate response time to suspected threats and compliance issues.

Meeting the UAE-NESA Regulation with LogRhythm

LogRhythm’s UAE-NESA Compliance Automation Suite helps organizations:
  • Save time with prebuilt AI Engine rules and alerts mapped to UAE-NESA controls
  • Leverage customization capabilities that fit a company’s specific IT environment and policies
  • Strengthen security workflows with case management and automation playbooks
  • Quickly document evidence of compliance with predefined reports
  • Rapidly respond to threats and compliance violations with LogRhythm’s UAE-NESA Compliance Automation Suite.

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