The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has made significant investments to provide one of the most advanced information and communications systems in the world. Seventy percent of our citizens rely on fast reliable Internet connectivity to access Government and Business services, communicate socially and to continue education. Businesses require access to high performance global networks to enable our nation’s economic growth engine. The persistent defense of this critical infrastructure is essential to a productive and secure economy. The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) provides defense systems, technology and guidance to protect communication systems against attacks to confidentiality, integrity, processes, and availability in the nation's communications infrastructure. The NCSC is concurrently charged with protection of the Kingdom’s government and Critical National Infrastructure Operator’s communications and information systems against network penetration. The NCSC currently operates 24x7 and provides cyber defense systems, threat monitoring, incident detection and response to enable situational awareness of malicious cyber activity among the nation's critical infrastructure operators. The NCSC also works with experts from industry, government, and academia to address the most pressing cyber security problems with practical, standards-based solutions using state-of the-art technologies. At the NCSC, we also provide Maturity Level Assessments and publish Practice Guides that include all of the information and instruction organizations need to deploy the use of secure, standards-based solutions.
To build a resilient and secure cyberspace that protects national and citizens’ interests, and fosters the growth of Saudi Arabia’s economy.
The NCSC has three goals that focus on further strengthening the Kingdom’s cyber security capabilities. The NCSC’s primary goals are:
• Improving Government and Critical National Infrastructure Cyber Security and Response Against Cyber Attacks.
• Supporting the National Cyber Security Posture Across the Kingdom.
• Developing and Formalizing Internal Capabilities.