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 The Signals Intellegence Agency (SIA), earlier known as National Electronic Security Authority (NESA), as authorized by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government, is responsible to improve 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 minimum level of security.

Our NESA Consulting projects include critical infrastructures including Banking & Finance, Insurance, Power & Utilities, Telecom and Government departments, 

Our NESA Consultancy Services

NESA GAP Assessment

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

NESA Risk Assessment

ISMS Risk Assessments based on the UAE National Cyber Risk Management Framework

NESA Risk Treatment Plan

Develop Risk Treatment Plans to remediate the gaps and risks identified to acceptable levels.

NESA Policies & Procedures

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

Security Testing

Perform periodic vulnerability assessments and penetration testing

Security Awareness

Provide Security Awareness Training for employees so that your weakest link of security is not people.

Technology Implementations

Advisory on remediation of technology gaps and implementation of technical controls

NESA Progress Reviews

Perform periodic NESA Implementation progress reviews to ensure effective SIA compliance management

NESA Internal Audits

Internal audits helps you identify 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 assess the current state of compliance.  

Identify Critical Assets

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

NESA Controls Identification

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

Gap & Risk Assessment

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

NESA Compliance Reports

  • Develop the NESA mandated reports such as CII Operator reports, NESA Progress report, 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

Policies and procedures provides the basis for implementing cyber security within the organization.

Technology Controls

  • Security Architecture
  • Technology gaps
  • Configuration advisory

Security Awareness

Humans are often considered as the weakest link in cyber security. Security awareness improves the cyber security posture.

Management Controls

  • Operational controls
  • Physical Security
  • Managerial Controls 

Phase 3 – Security Services

This phase of the engagement suppliments existing security practices in the organization. Some of the key service performed by ValueMentor team are:

Periodic Security Testing

  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Penetration Testing
  • Security configuration reviews

Managed Network Security

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

SIEM & Incident Response

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

Data & Endpoint Security

  • DLP Solutions
  • Patch Management
  • End point security
  • Mobile Device Management

Phase 4 – Compliance Review

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

ISMS Performance Review

Assess the performance of the ISMS against the defined metrics. This is a key measure towards continual improvement of the ISMS

Mock Compliance Audit

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

NESA Internal Audits

Perform periodic ISMS audits to assess the compliance to the defined policies and procedures

External Audit Support

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


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