In a technology-driven world, cybercrimes are on the rise and organizations face the continual threat of critical data loss. This not only includes sensitive customer data, but also relevant legal, statutory, financial and operational data necessary for business operations. This is why NESA compliance requirements were introduced and implemented.
NESA is a federal authority responsible for cyber security strategy in the UAE and NESA requirements include three distinct areas: ISO 27001, PCI DSS and Cyber Essentials. Compliance is mandatory for all UAE government entities and entities identified as ‘Critical National Service’ by NESA.
Compliance is also applicable and mandatory for all other participating stakeholders who support and deal with critical national information, or provide such services. For all other UAE entities, NESA recommends to follow the guidelines on a voluntary basis, in order to participate in raising the nation’s minimum security level.
The objective of NESA compliance is not only to keep critical data safe, but also to:
- Strengthen security of critical information infrastructure and reduce corresponding risk levels;
- Detect, respond, and recover from significant cyber security incidents and reduce its impact upon society and the UAE economy;
- Increase cyber security awareness among its workforce and thus build a national capability;
- Foster collaboration at sector and national level.
How Can Blancco Help?
Blancco data erasure solutions can remove data from IT assets in both active and inactive environments to meet compliance with NESA guidelines and provide them with proof of erasure of sensitive information in the event of a data breach. Each erasure is verified and certified with an audit-ready, tamper-proof Certificate of Erasure, which can be recorded, tracked and easily accessed within the Blancco Management Console when it’s time to prove compliance.
By securely erasing the data you no longer need, your organization can reduce its attack surface to ensure sensitive data isn’t within the reach of hackers. And with a proper audit trail, you can ensure compliance and notify customers as soon as possible which data has been affected.
H3 Secure works with Blancco to distribute data erasure solutions that support compliance with cyber security frameworks such as NESA.