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The Ministry of Transport and Communications organised a workshop for the cybersecurity service providers accreditation programme as part of the ministry's keenness to strengthen the cybersecurity system in the country.

The workshop, which was attended by a large number of representatives of the public and private sectors, aims to raise the efficiency in various parts of the country by activating the joint responsibility between the two sectors.

Director of Compliance and Data Protection at the Ministry Engineer Dana al-Abdullah stressed the importance of working with the National Information Security Standards Framework within the National Cybersecurity Strategy and its role in assisting organisations and institutions from all sectors in securing information systems and raising the level of maturity in the applications of information security policies.

She added that accreditation contributes to raising the efficiency of the supply chain in the field of cybersecurity as it enables accredited service providers to build trust and confirms the ability and professionalism of the accredited provider, including all accredited service providers, as this guide provides an updated list of all credits issued by the Compliance and Data Protection Department, allowing organisations to verify the validity of accreditation.

The accreditation programme is a catalyst for the private sector, as the service provider accredited by the Ministry receives multiple advantages that facilitate access to new markets for audit services for the system of certificates of compliance. It also provides new marketing opportunities to accredited service providers by including its name in the online platform for the Compliance and Data Protection Department.

The programme is divided into several key pathways for accreditation: audit services, advisory services, penetration testing services, cloud services, and cyber security operations center services.