MTC” accredits two companies to provide security assessment services
The Ministry of Technology and Communication (MTC) has recently started auditing and accrediting some companies and issuing the necessary licenses for them within the “IT Accreditation Program for IT Service Providers”. It is a program that targets all IT service providers in the Sultanate who wish to provide their services to the government, including: government sector entities, infrastructure companies and government-owned companies.
In this regard, the Ministry accredited Oman Data Park and the National Security Services Group as two accredited companies providing security assessment services in the sultanate.
It is worth to point out that the IT Accreditation Program is a complete system created to boost the national economy, to provide new job opportunities for Omani startups and `to enhance the quality of delivered IT services in the sultanate. In the first phase, the focus will be on the companies providing security assessment and cloud hosting services. Through this program, MTC aims to develop national specific technical & administrative standards that are required to be met by IT Service Providers to standardize and enhance the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the delivered services to the government units.
Oman Data Park
Established in 2012, Oman Data Park (ODP) is the Sultanate's premier and the largest datacenters offering Managed IT, Hosting, Cloud Services, Cyber Security and Virtual Data Center services utilising its own locally hosted Tier 3 certified datacenters.
The winner of Best Digital Data Centre in the Middle East at the Telecom World Middle East Awards 2019 as well as the Best Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Award 2019, ODP operate Oman’s only Virtual Data Center – Nebula and, is the first MSSP in Oman to offer Microsoft Azure Stack services.
National Security services Groups is an Omani company, established in 2016, its team comprises entirely of highly qualified staff with various sets of expertise. NSSG is known as the first CREST accredited organization in MENA region for penetration testing, and only entity in the country who's ISO 27001 certification which covers their internal network, data center, employees, physical security and penetration testing operations. NSSG also is one of the only entities in the country that holds both Technology Indemnity Insurance and Cyber Crime Insurance, which helps monetarily compensate Clients under compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).