NESA Compliance UAE


What is NESA in UAE

NESA is the abbreviation for National Electronic Security Authority. NESA, now known as Signals Intelligence Agency or SIA UAE, is authorised by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government and is responsible for improving national cyber security by protecting its information and communications infrastructure.

As part of this mandate, NESA has developed Information Assurance (IA) standards to provide security compliance requirements for entities that support critical national services across all sectors to have a minimum level of security.  ValueMentor’s team of  NESA UAE compliance experts helps organizations comply with the regulatory requirements of NESA with ease.

ValueMentor is a leading Risk & Compliance service provider in UAE, helping companies achieve NESA / SIA Compliance using UAE Information Assurance Standards.

Our NESA UAE Consultancy Services

NESA GAP Assessment

Evaluate the current state of your NESA Compliance using the NESA UAE IAS gap assessment methodology.

NESA Risk Assessment

We perform ISMS Risk Assessments based on the UAE National Cyber Risk Management Framework.

NESA Risk Treatment Plan

We help you develop Risk Treatment Plans that remediate the gaps and risks identified to acceptable levels sticking to NESA standards.

NESA Policies & Procedures

Our security analysts will develop the required Information Security policies and procedures for you.

Security Testing

Our expert security testing wing conducts periodic vulnerability assessments and penetration testing as a part of the SIA UAE compliance process.

Security Awareness

We help organizations by delivering Security Awareness Training for employees so that your most fragile link of security is not people.

Technology Implementations

We provide the finest advisory on technology gap remediation and execution of technical controls.

NESA Progress Reviews

Our review team perform routine NESA Implementation progress reviews to ensure effective SIA compliance management.

NESA Internal Audits

Internal audits help you pinpoint deviations from the defined NESA ISMS policies and procedures

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Phase 1 – Assessment

The first phase of a NESA Compliance project is to estimate the current state of compliance.

Identify Critical Assets

  • Project Initiation
  • Understand the organization
  • Identify critical business services
  • Identify information infrastructure

Gap & Risk Assessment

  • Assessment of current state and mapping it to NESA Standards
  • Identification of threats and vulnerabilities exploiting the gaps resulting in risk.

NESA Controls Identification

  • Identify cyber security controls that can mitigate the risks and thereby result in NESA Compliance.
  • Define NESA Risk treatment plan

NESA Compliance Reports

  • Develop the NESA mandated reports such as CII Operator reports, NESA Progress report and NESA Risk Assessment & Management document

Phase 2 – Control Development

This second phase of the project is to develop the controls to treat the risks identified. NESA Risk Treatment Plan provides the directions for this phase of the implementation.

NESA Policies & Procedures

NESA UAE policies and procedures establish the basis for implementing cyber security best practices.

Security Awareness

Humans are considered the most vulnerable link in cyber security. Security awareness improves human understanding in developing an organization's cyber security posture.

Technology Controls

  • Security Architecture
  • Technology gaps
  • Configuration advisory

Management Controls

  • Operational controls
  • Physical Security
  • Managerial Controls 

Phase 3 – Security Services

This phase of the engagement delivers existing security practices for the organization. Different services performed by the ValueMentor team are: -

Periodic Security Testing

  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Penetration Testing
  • Security configuration reviews

SIEM & Incident Response

  • SIEM Solution deployment
  • 24×7 Security Monitoring
  • Security Device Management

Managed Network Security

  • Next Gen Firewalls, UTMs
  • URL Filter, Web Security
  • Wi-Fi Security
  • VPN and remote access security

Data & Endpoint Security

  • DLP Solutions
  • Patch Management
  • Endpoint security
  • Mobile Device Management

Phase 4 – Compliance Review

A periodic review of the NESA Compliance status is critical for the success of the Information Security Management System.

ISMS Performance Review

Evaluate the performance of the ISMS against the defined metrics. It helps in the continual improvement of the ISMS.

NESA Internal Audits

Perform periodic ISMS audits to assess compliance with defined policies and procedures of NESA standards.

Mock Compliance Audit

Perform mock compliance audits help you identify the weak areas of ISMS implementation.

External Audit Support

Assist the customer during the compliance audit to meet the required NESA requirements.

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