Take the right steps for SAMA compliance for your financial institution  in Saudi Arabia

Leverage SharkStriker’s dedicated end-to-end compliance management service rendered to identify and meet all the gaps specific to the SAMA cybersecurity framework for seamless management of cyber risks across the threat landscape. 


SAMA cybersecurity framework

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) introduced a cybersecurity framework to empower all the banking and financial institutions of Saudi Arabia with the best practices in cybersecurity for enhanced cybersecurity in a highly volatile threat environment. If your business is subjected to the SAMA cybersecurity framework, then SharkStriker has got a dedicated end-to-end compliance management service just for you. 

SAMA Cyber Security Framework (CSF)

Gap Assessment
Get an extensive assessment of all the non-compliances and gaps as per the SAMA framework across all of your status quo infrastructure.
Risk Assessment
Post-assessment we create a detailed set of recommendations that include all the policies, rules, procedures, and cybersecurity measures that are to be taken.
SharkStriker ensures zero margin for error to technology implementation as per compliance with the right set of tools in accordance with the SAMA framework.
Risk Assessment
We ensure seamless fulfillment of SAMA framework through top to bottom compliance assessment and implementation.
Periodic Compliance
We ensure that your organization is up to date with the various changes in guidelines from time to time through periodical compliance assessments.
Progress Analysis
We engage in SAMA CSF progress analysis to analyze and gauge the security posture of your organization.
Risk Treatment
Post-risk assessment, we offer a range of recommendations along with a comprehensive treatment plan to remediate gaps and risks.
We provide a range of services that assist enterprises to mitigate compliance and human error gaps and risks.
Compliance Audits
SharkStriker’s compliance experts perform periodic compliance audits to ensure zero deviations from the set SAMA CSF policies

SharkStriker Approach

We have provided SAMA compliance assistance to several businesses through our ORCA approach (observe, response, compliance, and awareness). Our MDR Ultimate solution covers all the offerings to strengthen your security posture by delivering a 360-degree view through constant monitoring, evaluation, and response. Here’s how we can help you become a SAMA-compliant entity.

  • Assessment
  • Rollout & Implementation
  • Security Services
  • Compliance Review


Our approach starts with assessing your existing business infrastructure to determine how compliant it is with SAMA regulations.
Identify Assets
Identify systems where critical information is stored
Understand compliance requirements
Identify critical service
Controls Identification
Determine controls that can help bridge identified gaps
Strategize and build a risk treatment plan
Gap & Risk Assessment
Conducting vulnerability and risk assessments
Identify compliance gaps in the current information systems
Compliance Reports
Audit the current posture and develop a compliance report
Identify Assets

Rollout & Implementation

After the assessment, we start implementing the right tools and solutions to roll out the risk treatment plan.
Security Measures
Technology Controls
Implement the exemplary architecture that fosters alignment with the risk treatment plan
Technology and tools configuration
Run training and awareness programs to educate your employees
Mitigate human errors and make your cybersecurity resilient
Management Controls
Procedural, managerial, and operational controls to mitigate risks
Enhance physical security
Use IAMs to assign roles to different users and prevent unauthorized
Rollout & Implementation

Security Services

The security services phase focuses on supplementing your existing infrastructure to enhance security strength and resilience. SharkStriker’s comprehensive range of services provides you with a complete security solution.
Periodic Security Testing
Vulnerability Assessments
Penetration Testing
Security configuration reviews
Managed Network Security
Firewall Installation & Management
Firewall Configuration Assessment
Network Security Monitoring
Threat Detection and Response
Conducting vulnerability and risk assessments
Managed SIEM Solution
24/7 Security Monitoring
Incident Response
Cloud & Endpoint Security
AI-based EDR Solution
Cloud Security Assessment
Cloud & Endpoint Security Monitoring
Security Services

Compliance Review

In the last phase, we review and audit the implementation of the SAMA compliance framework. We conduct periodic audits and reviews to strengthen your ISMS.
ISMS Review
Review the performance of your ISMS to find and mitigate any deviations
Continuous improvement of ISMS
Mock Audits
Conduct mock audits to identify weak and exploitable areas of the ISMS
SAMA CSF Internal Audits
Periodic audits of ISMS and the risk treatment plan to ensure that the plan is still relevant
Assess if your business is following the defined metrics and procedures
External Audit Support
Assistance with external audits to ensure that your ISMS meets SAMA compliance standards and gets the certification
Compliance Review

Business Benefits of SAMA CSF 

Provides guidelines to improve cyber security posture
Ensures periodical audit of cybersecurity
Assists in securing sensitive information assets of financial businesses in a highly volatile threat landscape
Provides a roadmap for cyber resilience with guidelines made from best practices of the industry
Assists businesses with seamless information security management
Builds brand loyalty by providing best practices to secure customers’ personal and financial information

Why SharkStriker?

We offer both cybersecurity and compliance management services under one roof: solving the most immediate challenge of managing multiple vendors for cybersecurity and compliance. 

We understand what the industry needs better: having worked with businesses across industries in the area of cybersecurity and compliance. 

End-to-end support at every step: to make your compliance journey smooth and stress-free from assessment to implementation to audit.

Tailored services made for your business: to cater to every aspect of compliance specific to business with precision.

We help you mitigate awareness gaps: specific to cybersecurity and compliance to ensure seamless achievement across all levels

Be compliance-ready, always, with SharkStriker!