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LogRhythm adds UAE NESA standards to NextGen SIEM.


intelligence company LogRhythm has integrated standards from the UAE's National Electronic Security Authority

(NESA) into its NextGen SIEM Platform.

LogRhythm has included prebuilt content into its SIEM UAENESA Compliance Automation Suite, to provide real

time reporting and alerts to monitor NESA asset categories.

The standards were developed by NESA for government entities in critical sectors in order to protect the UAE's

critical data and information infrastructure.

"Cybersecurity is one of the biggest economic and national security

challenges countries face in the twenty-first century," said His Excellency

Jassem Bu Ataba Al Zaabi, director general, NESA. "The National Electronic

Security Authority was established in line with this modern reality and as soon

as the Authority was in place, we immediately initiated a thorough review of

federal efforts to defend and protect the nation's information and

communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. The announcement falls in line

with the process we are currently engaged in which puts all necessary policies

and standards in place to ensure a comprehensive approach to securing the

nation's digital infrastructure.

Compliance with

these standards is mandatory for all government organisations, semi-government

organisations, and business organisations that are identified as critical

infrastructure to the UAE. Not only were the regulations created to keep

critical data safe, but also to strengthen the security of UAE cyber assets and

reduce corresponding risk levels, protect critical infrastructure, improve

cybersecurity threat awareness and foster collaboration at national and sector

levels in the UAE.

These regulations

are based on the controls and criteria of several existing security standards

such as NIST and ISO 27001, but NESA's regulations uniquely identify the

control requirements and priorities for providing information assurance to distinct

business sectors. The UAE-NESA standards consists of 188 security controls

which are divided into two families, management and technical security


"LogRhythm's technology

will enable NESA to enhance security workflow with robust case management and

automation playbooks, save time with prebuilt artificial intelligence (AI)

Engine rules and alerts mapped to UAE-NESA controls and fast and granular

customization capabilities to fit your organization's unique IT environment and

policies," explained Mazen A. Dohaji, regional director for the MENA region at



UAE-NESA Compliance Automation Suite provides prebuilt content - all

automatically associated with the correct UAE-NESA asset categories, namely correlation

rules and alarms, investigations that dive deep into data for review and

analysis and summarized as well as more detailed reports.

"This suite enables

NESA to identify areas of non-compliance in real time with prebuilt

investigations and alarms that allow for immediate analysis of activities that

impact an organisation's critical systems," continued Dohaji. "Proving

compliance is easy with reports that can be scheduled or run on-demand."

Incident response

is a core aspect of this suite. The correlation rules and investigations are

specifically designed to work with LogRhythm's case management capabilities to

expedite user's response to threats and compliance violations. Users can easily

add forensic evidence to cases and centralize evidence for authorities to

review. Additionally, dashboards can be created and customized according to the

needs of the organisation's own UAE-NESA compliance program.

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