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.
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.
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
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."
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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