Hilal Computers, a top IT system integrator in the Mena region, has achieved a key milestone in becoming a legally authorised and approved vendor to provide cybersecurity consultancy, governance, and all cyber technologies in Saudi Arabia.

The company has a consulting-led integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services delivered through its distinctive business delivery model, which is the standard of excellence through strong relationships and values.

Being listed on the website of the National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) Saudi Arabia, the company has joined a select group of cybersecurity service providers.

The government entity in charge of cybersecurity in Saudi Arabia, NCA serves as the national authority on its affairs.

It has both regulatory and operational functions related to cybersecurity, and it works closely with public and private entities to improve the cybersecurity posture of the country in order to safeguard its vital interests, national security, critical infrastructure, high-priority sectors, government services, and activities.

In an exclusive interview with the GDN, Shijas Mohidheen, cybersecurity division director at Hilal Computers, said: “This achievement is an endorsement of Hilal Computers’ capabilities and expertise in delivering the highest standards of information security, confidentiality, integrity, and controlling information management risks using the latest technology advancements.

“We are confident that we can contribute to the development of the cybersecurity market in Saudi Arabia to reach a safe and reliable cyberspace that enables growth and provides businesses with best-in-class technology to mitigate cyber risks and maintain compliance with the latest standards.”

As cyber threats continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, it is crucial for businesses to ensure their data is protected and in compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Saudi Arabia is one of the countries that take cybersecurity seriously, having come second in a global ranking of countries’ commitment to cybersecurity.

They had to introduce numerous cybersecurity programmes, training, and education resources and continuously expand cybersecurity capabilities.

According to reports, the country has seen 22.5 million cyberattacks last year and Mr Mohidheen emphasised that Hilal’s solutions help streamline the process of identifying, tracking, and reporting on compliance requirements, making it easier for businesses to meet their regulatory obligations and reduce the risk of potential breaches.

As cybersecurity regulations in Saudi Arabia continue to increase, businesses are under increasing pressure to ensure they are compliant with the latest standards and regulations.

“Our technology makes it easier to maintain compliance and reduce the risk of costly penalties.”

Hilal Computers has established a reputation for providing a variety of services, which include a network operations centre (NOC), building Cyber Security Strategies for companies, Crisis Planning and Simulation, Red Teaming, vulnerability assessment and Penetration Testing, End Point Security, Network Security (NIPS, SIEM, ATP, NDLP), Privilege Access Management and Identity Access Management.

The business has established its Security Operation Centre (SOC), which is outfitted with AI and ML technologies for both offices in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

“Our SOC provides 24/7 expert security monitoring. The centre is optimised with state-of-the-art AI and ML integration; these are all features that we deploy as part of our cybersecurity expertise.

“Hilal’s SOC is a fully managed service developed to provide organisations with the ability to deal with cyber threats in real time. This is an essential tool for all businesses and organisations which will help threat investigations by providing a conclusive chain of evidence, including full visibility into event logs with an intuitive web-based portal, powerful reporting, customised dashboards, and drill-down analytics,” he added.

The company has a team of 30 plus of the region’s best-trained IT/OT cybersecurity consultants available to its customers as needed.

Hilal Computers and its associated network of companies cover Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman.


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