Cyber security strategy

Features of the Cyber Security Strategy for the United Arab Emirates

Main National Cyber Security Policies

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    The National Cyber Security Strategy

    The National Cyber Security Strategy aims to draw the roadmap for achieving the national vision of securing the UAE information and telecommunications.

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    The National efforts to ensure cyber security

    For the aim of a national efforts framework to ensure the minimum cyber security capabilities in all stakeholders in the UAE, as well as to develop a common approach that allows entities to interact with each other and apply cyber security from the perspective of the sectors and the country as a whole

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    Protection of Vital Information Infrastructure Policy

    This policy aims to identify and develop the necessary application programs to protect vital information infrastructure

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    Information Security Assurance Standards

    The Information Security Assurance Standards aim to identify a set of administrative and technical requirements to increase the level of information security of stakeholders

National Cyber Security Strategy

The NCSS highlights these five strategic focus areas, providing stakeholders with a set of clear objectives and an actionable roadmap to achieve each of them

03 Build National Capability

Cultivate cyber security research and innovation and develop UAE’s workforce to meet cyber security needs

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02 Respond and Recover

Manage incidents to reduce impact on society and the economy

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04 Foster Collaboration

Foster collaboration between national and international stakeholders to catalyze cyber security efforts

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01 Prepare and Prevent

Strengthen the security of UAE cyber assets and reduce corresponding risk levels

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05 Provide National Leadership

Provide national leadership to orchestrate local and emirates cyber security initiatives at the national level

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National Cyber Security Strategy

The NCSS highlights these five strategic focus areas, providing stakeholders with a set of clear objectives and an actionable roadmap to achieve each of them

  • 01 Prepare and Prevent

    Strengthen the security of UAE cyber assets and reduce corresponding risk levels

    Read More
  • 02 Respond and Recover

    Manage incidents to reduce impact on society and the economy

    Read More
  • 03 Build National Capability

    Cultivate cyber security research and innovation and develop UAE’s workforce to meet cyber security needs

    Read More
  • 04 Foster Collaboration

    Foster collaboration between national and international stakeholders to catalyze cyber security efforts

    Read More
  • 05 Provide National Leadership

    Provide national leadership to orchestrate local and emirates cyber security initiatives at the national level

    Read More

Information Security Assurance

Sector And National IA Context

To help overcome these limitations the UAE NIAF addresses cybersecurity topics on the entity, sector and national levels. It outlines a national policy reference that directs and guides the development and implementation of entities’ internal IA frameworks and controls.

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UAE National Information Assurance Framework

The NIAF outlines the entity, sector and national contexts of IA through a lifecycle-based approach supported by a set of UAE standards, effective information-sharing capability and a comprehensive governance program governed by NESA.

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