stc safeguards the digital ecosystem with the launch of Security Pass Program for Suppliers
tc , the national digital enabler , s has launched Security Pass
Program as commitment to advancing Saudi Arabia ’ s tech landscape . stc has officially become one of the first telecom companies in the world to launch a cybersecurity assurance programme for its suppliers .
The Security Pass Program for Suppliers will ensure that all stc suppliers meet the brand ’ s stringent standards and adopt cybersecurity best practices .
Suppliers are encouraged to obtain a certificate of compliance with the cybersecurity controls outlined in stc ’ s third-parties security standards . Suppliers can confirm their compliance with stc cybersecurity requirements by obtaining the certificate from audit and assessment firms , accredited by stc .
stc has introduced the cybersecurity certification to secure its infrastructure , data and communities it serves . In line with its mission to bolster the region ’ s tech sector and enhance its infrastructure , the launch of the certification will strengthen the provider ’ s security position by reducing third-party cybersecurity risks .
“ The launch of the Security Pass Program for Suppliers marks yet another important step towards transforming the Kingdom into a hub of innovation ,” said Haithem Mohammed Alfaraj , Group Chief Technology Officer , stc group .
“ At a time when cybersecurity risks continue to grow and prove even more costly to businesses and industries across the world , our new certification will help to ensure our partners – and the Kingdom ’ s wider tech ecosystem – are appropriately safeguarded and futureproofed .
“ This is especially important within our industry as third parties are typically challenged by exacting cybersecurity risks . Our new certification will provide timely and essential support , ensuring our partners , suppliers and resources are protected and secured .”
Zscaler achieves carbon neutral status and establishes new goal to reach net zero by 2025
Z scaler , a leader in cloud security , has announced that it has achieved carbon-neutral status for 2022 and has set a new goal to reach net zero emissions by 2025 .
These significant milestones build on Zscaler ’ s recent success of reaching 100 % renewable energy across its global offices and 150 distributed data centres that operate the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange security cloud , the largest inline security cloud in the world . The new net zero goal and continued support for renewable energy demonstrate Zscaler ’ s commitment to mitigating global climate change and support the transition to a low-carbon economy .
( RECs ) and carbon offset purchases , matching its projected electricity consumption and carbon emissions , respectively . Efforts included working with an external third-party on a verified carbon inventory methodology and quantifying total emissions .
“ As we continue focusing on supporting our customers , it is important that we make a positive impact on our planet ,” said Jay Chaudhry , CEO , Chairman and Founder of Zscaler . “ Zscaler partners with IT Leaders to modernise their operations through a Zero Trust security approach that eliminates the need for on-premise security appliances , resulting in decreased IT waste and reduced energy usage – all while working towards our common carbon reduction objectives .”
Zscaler achieved its carbon neutral status for calendar year 2022 through a combination of renewable energy credits
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