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Accreditation for Security Assessment in Oman

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Dec 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM
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TÜV Rheinland LLC (Oman) attains accreditation for Security Assessment Services due to new regulation in Oman. The cybersecurity team gains a competitive edge for governmental projects.

The Cybersecurity team of India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA) is pleased to announce that TÜV Rheinland LLC, Oman has accredited to provide security assessment services to the Government Administrative Units in the Sultanate of Oman. The preparations that led to this success derive from a strategy that the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT) pioneered in Oman.

The MTCIT is pioneering the implementation of e.oman Strategy. E.oman comprises of a wide range of initiatives and services that are designed and created to improve the efficiency of government services, to enhance the activities of businesses and to empower individuals with skills and knowledge as well as to meet society’s needs and expectations. Additionally it aims to direct Oman towards becoming a sustainable knowledge-based economy.


Oman’s new accreditation system opens door for information security services

The ministry has established an accreditation system to ensure that security assessment services provided by the IT service providers, such as TÜV Rheinland, are standardized. The standardization helps security service providers to focus on common key quality parameters while providing security assessment service to the government administrative units.

The license to deliver the service (for a period of 3 years) involves an annual surveillance audit, where, among others, the following items are checked:

  1. Process of providing security assessment service (pre-engagement, execution, reporting, post-engagement parameters)
  2. Qualifications of service delivery team available in the region (for infrastructure, web application, code review, risk assessment, maturity assessments, etc.)
  3. Quality of the reporting

The initial technical assessment has been successfully concluded. The accreditation has been granted upon passing BOTH the Technical Assessment and the Invest Easy application.


”Failing to comply with the accreditation will disqualify us from participating in any future request for quote or proposal for security assessment services,” explains John Ramesh, Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland LLC (Oman) the relevance of this achievement. “Therefore, attaining this accreditation is key in the pursuit of enhancing our output aligned with our strategy.”

The TÜV Rheinland accreditation is on the MTC website is here.