National Electronic Security Authority (NESA), now known as the Signals Intelligence Agency (SIA), is a UAE federal authority. It is responsible for strengthening the cybersecurity posture of the UAE. Hence, the administration aims to define cybersecurity guidelines for organizations for keeping their cybersecurity aligned with international best practices and avoid cybersecurity threats.
NESA has developed Information Assurance (IA) Standards that describe the guidelines to establish a minimum level of security across all critical organizations. NESA has mandated implementing the compliance requirements outlined in IA Standards.
Even the organizations that are not identified as critical are encouraged by NESA to follow the guidelines to raise the national security standards voluntarily. Companies that are NESA compliant enhance their cybersecurity strength and threat awareness while minimizing risk levels.