Wednesday 12 December 2018
The UAE National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) aims to secure national information and communications across the UAE. Formulated by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), NCSS has five focus areas.
Prepare and prevent: Raise the minimum protection level of cyber assets and ensure compliance to the UAE’s cyber security standards.
Respond and recover: Develop incident and response management capabilities and improve threat neutralization capabilities.
Build national capability: Inform and educate the public and workforce about cyber security and promote research in the field.
Foster collaboration: Collaborate with international bodies to catalyze cyber security efforts nationally and internationally.
Provide national leadership: Develop initiatives to guide the implementation of the National Cyber Security Strategy.
Additionally, the National Information Assurance Framework (NIAF) ensures a minimum level of information assurance capabilities within all the UAE’s entities by establishing a common approach that allows them to interact with each other with a sectoral and national perspective.
Policies such as Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Policy and National Information Assurance Standards cover a broader range of information protection and management aspects. The Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) of the TRA aims to improve the standards of information security in the UAE and protect the IT infrastructure from potential risks and violations.