ECC & SAMA Compliance with MFA solution
Do you know that there are a great MFA solutions in market today help your organization for ECC & SAMA Compliance? this article will show you how and we will provide you the most incredible MFA solution help to comply with Cybersecurity regulation in KSA..
With the world of cyber threats becoming more intense than ever, organizations need to comprehend the need for an improved cybersecurity framework. The universal goal is to protect the organization’s network from any outsider or insider threats, especially with the addition of remote work resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Not to mention the recent rise in online fraud, which largely stems from phishing attacks in financial and e-commerce transactions.
Being dependent solely on usernames and passwords to secure access and data is outdated, as 61% of organizations’ data breaches were a result of stolen employee credentials. Traditional methods are not capable anymore of achieving efficient results in securing an organization’s infrastructure.
Employees who are now working remotely, are accessing data and servers from different locations and using personal devices, which results in less visibility and control of user access activity.
As the name suggests, Zero Trust approach treats every activity as a hostile attempt. Meaning it requires authentication and authorization for all users and devices, whether they are inside or outside the organization’s network perimeter, to access servers, applications, and data. To enable this digital transformation, multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a crucial component of this architecture.
How can MFA help in ECC & SAMA Compliance?
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is now considered the new firewall, where it adds an extra layer of protection to your IT infrastructure. MFA is a verification approach that requests multiple types of authentications before the user gains access to the intended data. Such verification can be done either by entering a one-time code received by email, SMS, or push notifications, approving access from an MFA application, or through biometrics. Each of these MFA requests are only valid for a single session, making it difficult to impersonate a trusted device, identity, or network.
MFA can also help in increasing the trust level between machines and systems. For instance, by using Geolocation information the authentication system can identify if the access request is malicious. For example, if a user logs in to systems from an unfamiliar country other than where the user usually logs in from, it will block that attempt.
With remote work and cloud servers becoming the prime focus of organizations, this emphasized the necessity for a secure work environment. And with the Zero Trust approach, organizations can protect all user and device connections across their network, including IoT, and secure all connections within cloud servers to ensure that only authorized users and secure devices can access them.
There are countries that have made securing their digital assets a priority, and Saudi Arabia is one of them.
Saudi Arabia Cybersecurity Compliance (ECC & SAMA Compliance)
In Saudi Arabia, and as part of the Saudi Vision 2030, where the government is actively pushing to become a digitized society, regulators such as the Saudi National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) and The Central Bank (SAMA) have developed cybersecurity compliance frameworks that adopt the Zero Trust model. It can improve trust in electronic services for banking and government.
The Essential Cybersecurity Controls (ECC) from NCA and SAMA Cybersecurity framework (SCF), which are based on industry cybersecurity standards such as ISO and ISF, emphasize the importance of permitting authorization to access the organization’s networks and data based on confirmed and trusted identities. It now mandates critical infrastructures to apply cybersecurity controls such as MFA, Privilege Access Management (PAM), and Identity Access Management (IAM) to achieve compliance.
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been ranked second place globally in the cybersecurity index within the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) for 2022. This achievement verifies the effectiveness of the cybersecurity initiatives taken by the Kingdom. And In order to manage and withstand the increasing cyber security threats, organizations must achieve a sufficient level of security, implementing the Cybersecurity Framework is the first step.
As one of the world’s noted cybersecurity experts John Kindervag once said, Never trust; Always verify.
READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?
We at Cerebra can help you achieve ECC and SAMA compliance with our ultimate multi-factor authentication solution mPass and to help you secure your organization’s assets!
Share this article:
Want To Say Goodbye To Passwords and OTP Codes? Discover Push Authentication! It is easy for your password to be compromised through phishing attacks, even if it meets the cybersecurity strong password standards and is difficult to predict So we must get to know the technique of Push based Authentication. Some may recommend that you use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to increase your security. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): MFA is the process of logging into your account through multiple steps. It requires you to enter more information, not just your password. But there is another obstacle that arises when using such ...14th Feb 2024
The Difference Between Phishing Attacks Phishing attacks are harmful attacks used by criminals to steal personal and financial information from individuals and businesses. Attacks on individuals and businesses are becoming more common as we use the internet and technology more often in our daily lives. Phishing attacks involve the use of dishonesty and fraudulent methods to fool consumers into believing they are interacting with the trustworthiness of an unsuspecting destination, such as banks, email companies, or social media platforms. But what is the difference between phishing attacks? How can individuals and organizations protect themselves from such attacks? That is what ...17th Jul 2023
Understanding of the Vishing Meaning Vishing, a combination of “voice” and “phishing,” is a sophisticated form of cybercrime that exploits voice communication to trick individuals and extract sensitive information. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the meaning of it, the dangers associated with it, and effective methods to protect yourself against these malicious attacks. What is Vishing meaning? Vishing refers to the fraudulent practice of using telephone services to trick individuals into revealing personal and financial information. Scammers often pose as trusted organizations or individuals to gain their victims’ trust. By using social engineering tactics and manipulating ...5th Jul 2023
How could Artificial Intelligence tools threaten cybersecurity? As Artificial Intelligence Tools become more sophisticated, they can be used to launch cyber attacks that are more complex and difficult to detect. In this article, we will explore how AI tools could threaten cybersecurity and what measures can be taken to mitigate these threats. Artificial Intelligence (AI) became popular today, and it is one of the most important terminologies in our current era, though it has been around since the 1950s. AI relies on the development of systems and technologies that help to do tasks by the simulation of human intelligence ...11th May 2023
We are thrilled to announce that we are going to GISEC 2023 and would like you to join us! Visit Cerebra at GISEC 2023 Hall #4 stand SP62 in Dubai World Trade Center from 14-16 March. GISEC Global is the leading gathering ground for the cybersecurity community worldwide. Top cybersecurity enterprises from 40 countries, CISOs from major corporations across the Middle East, Africa & Asia, government dignitaries and cyber leaders, regional and international innovators, and global experts collaborated to lead cybersecurity transformations across sectors and nations decisively. Get a chance to preview our latest Cybersecurity products: PhishGuard is the Phishing stimulations solution that raises the employees cybersecurity awareness ...13th Mar 2023
Create a strong password easily! Today it’s very important to everyone who have an account either on social media or any other websites or services to Create a strong password, because you have to treat your password as your best stuff’s and protect it from others. Learn now the easiest and best tips you have to follow to make a strong password.. What is Password? A password is a string of characters that provides access to a digital system or service. It is a crucial security measure that helps to protect sensitive information from unauthorized access. Passwords can be as simple as a word ...1st Feb 2023
Employees and cyber security The relationship between employees and cyber security this days must be tight and your company have to give it the right care if you want to keep your data and your business secure.. According to insights from our leading Phishing simulation tool PhishGuard, 58% of users in Saudi Arabia have opened at least one phishing email. These insights reveal that at least one out of four employees have interacted with a phishing email, either by clicking on a link or downloading a malicious attachment. In some cases, employees have gone further and submitted their personal information ...26th Oct 2022
We are happy to announce that our product LinQ2, has been chosen to participate in CITC annual Digital Technology Forum, in addition to being nominated for the Top Technical Product award. The theme of this year’s forum is “Enabling Local Technology Products“. The Communication & Information Technology Commission (CITC) has recognized our efforts and achievements with our enterprise messaging gateway LinQ2. As our product can seamlessly and securely process messages from and to applications and systems, as well as have the ability to integrate with different channels and connection options. We at Cerebra continuously strive to become one of the ...20th Oct 2022
Uber security breach by 18-year-old Hacker! Uber security breach proves that the largest companies can be hacked by teenagers! this news will undoubtedly shock you.. How Uber security breach happened? Uber recently experienced a cyberattack where an 18-year-old hacker accessed their systems by launching a successful social engineering attack on an employee. The hacker used stolen employee credentials to launch an MFA (Multi-Factor authentication) Fatigue attack. It is an attack where a victim receives multiple requests from their MFA application till it bothers them out leading them to eventually accept the request. The teenage attacker did not disclose how he ...20th Sep 2022