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National Cyber Security Authority Calls on all Entities in Saudi Arabia that Provide Cybersecurity Solutions, Services, or Products to Register

Riyadh-- The National Cyber Security Authority calls on all entities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that provide cybersecurity solutions, services, or products to register their information via NCA’s website starting on Monday April 25th, 2022. This step comes as a part of NCA’s efforts to regulate the cybersecurity sector in the Kingdom; in order to contribute to safeguarding the interest of the consumers, to enhance the level of service in this important sector, and to create a suitable ecosystem to attract and stimulate local and international investment in the sector.

NCA stated that registration will be a regulatory requirement on any entity that provides cybersecurity solutions, services, or products in the Kingdom starting from August 1st, 2022. Taking note that the cybersecurity sector is a promising market especially in light of the increasing demand for cybersecurity solutions, services, and products in both public, private, and other entities. NCA added that this step will contribute to the implementation of the cybersecurity market and industry development initiative in the Kingdom as part of the national cybersecurity strategy, which aims to support the growth of the cybersecurity sector in the Kingdom and encourage innovation and investment in it in order to reach a resilient, secure, and trusted Saudi cyberspace that enables growth and prosperity.

NCA is the entity in charge of cybersecurity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is the national reference in cybersecurity affairs. NCA aims to strengthen the cybersecurity sector to safeguard the Kingdom’s vital interests and national security, in addition to protecting critical infrastructure, high-priority sectors, and government services. Moreover, NCA is responsible for stimulating the growth of the cybersecurity sector in the Kingdom, encouraging innovation and investment, and licensing individuals and non-government entities to engage in cybersecurity-related activities and operations determined by NCA.

Source: Saudi Press Agency