The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) yesterday launched the framework of mechanisms for compliance with national standards for information security during an event organized by the ministry in the presence of HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed Al Sulaiti.
Minister Al Sulaiti said that the majority of the government systems in the country are provided by international suppliers with varying levels of skill and security, pointing out that it is the duty of the ministry and the official authorities, as owners and operators of these systems, to ensure that they have the necessary protection against cyber-attacks. To this end, we are pleased to announce the launch of the national information security standards framework, which is our approach to aligning ICT programs, systems and services with best practices for the protection of digital information and data in accordance with our laws and regulations, through the issuance of license certificates, documentation and accreditation in accordance with our national standards to help institutions from all sectors to secure information systems and improve maturity in the implementation of information security policies leading to the creation of a safer and more vibrant cyber environment.
He stressed that this compliance mechanism includes the launch of a new standard, designed to ensure the quality and security of government digital services, empowering government institutions to provide more sophisticated services to all citizens and residents.
He pointed out that the country’s leadership realized long time ago the need to work to protect its technical system, and accordingly, a National Cyber Security Committee (NCSC) was established to promote public-private co-operation and to formulate a clear national strategy for cybersecurity.
Source: Government of Qatar