LogRhythm becomes NESA compliant

LogRhythm announced the integration of UAE’s NESA cybersecurity compliance standards and guidelines into its NextGen SIEM Platform. These standards were developed by NESA for government entities in critical sectors in order to protect the UAE’s critical data and information infrastructure.

Mazen A. Dohaji, Regional Director – MENA region, LogRhythm

“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 LogRhythm.

Compliance with these standards is mandatory for all government organizations, semi-government organizations, and business organizations 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.

“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.

LogRhythm’s 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 organization’s critical systems,” continued Dohaji. “Proving compliance is easy with reports that can be scheduled or run on-demand.”