Qatar

In support of the State of Qatar’s efforts to address current and emerging threats and risks, the State of Qatar’s National Cyber Security Strategy set the objective to establish a legal and regulatory framework to enable a safe and vibrant cyberspace. The Ministry of Transport & Communications (MOTC) developed two national frameworks in this regard: The National Information Security Compliance Framework (NISCF) and the National Information Assurance Framework (NIAF).

Eshield Provides a wide range of services to our Australian clients including but not limited to:

  • National Information Assurance (NIA) Certification : The NIA Certification for organizations’ Information Security Management Systems is granted upon demonstrating compliance against NIA Policy and NIA Manual requirements. All organizations that have information infrastructure that is critical to the State of Qatar are required to obtain certification of compliance. Reference
  • The National Information Security Compliance Framework (NISCF) : Certification Program provides a mechanism for organizations to evidence compliance to the State of Qatar’s information security policies, standards and manuals. The NISCF is being developed to offer a large variety of certification related to national and international policies and standards for organizations and technology vetting. Reference
  • The Personal Data Privacy Protection Law : The Qatari Law No. 13 of 2016 (“the Personal Data Privacy Protection Law”) took effect in 2017, with the aim of protecting and providing guidelines of processing personal data within Qatar. In December 2020, the Compliance and Data Protection Department (CDP) within the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) published new guidelines in relation to the Law. The scope of the PDPPL applies to personal data that is received, collected, extracted or processed through electronic or traditional methods. Any organisation that processes such personal data must adhere to the principles of transparency, fairness and respect for human dignity. The law has a large focus on organisations ensuring that the personal data they process is up to date and there are adequate measures in place for safe custody of the personal data.
  • Aviation Cyber Security Guidelines : The Aviation industry is one of the corner-stones in realizing this dream. It is a critical service, enabling the nation to connect to the rest of the world. A significant population of the country are expatriates who live in Qatar to make a living. A strong aviation network ensures its residents can enjoy stress-free travel to their homelands and back. Cyber security comprises of controls (covering people, process and technology) designed to protect systems, networks and data from digital attacks. Reference
  • PCI DSS: The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is a global forum that brings together payments industry stakeholders to develop and drive the adoption of data security standards and resources for safe payments worldwide. The PCI SSC’s mission is to enhance global payment account data security by developing standards and supporting services that drive education, awareness, and effective implementation by stakeholders. We achieve this with a strategic framework to guide our decision-making process and ensure that every initiative is aligned with our mission and supports the needs of the global payments industry. Reference

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