Microsoft has become the first global cloud provider in Qatar to receive the National Information Assurance Certification issued by the National Cyber Security Agency, the company announced Tuesday.
This confirms Microsoft cloud’s compliance with the Information Security Management System (ISMS) standards in its efforts to supporting the adoption of secure cloud and accelerating the country’s digital transformation agenda, a statement said.
Lana Khalaf, country general manager Microsoft Qatar received the certification from engineer Abdulrahman bin Ali al-Malki, president of the National Cyber Security Agency, during the Qatar Cyberspace Compliance and Assurance Conference held on Monday.
The certification also endorses the Microsoft Cloud services, processes and datacenter sites in West and North Europe regions, as compliant with the National Information Assurance policy.
“As we move forward in achieving our digital transformation agenda and Smart Qatar vision, it has become imperative for government entities, public and private enterprises to strategically manage cybersecurity risks,” said engineer Dana al-Abdulla, director of National Governance and Assurance Affairs at the National Cyber Security Agency.
Microsoft’s soon to be launched new cloud region in Qatar will adhere to Microsoft’s cloud principles and become part of one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world, already serving more than a billion customers and 20mn businesses.