Saudi Arabia’s SDAIA Receives ISO Certificate for Global Information Security Standards

Saudi Arabia’s SDAIA Receives ISO Certificate for Global Information Security Standards
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Saudi Arabia’s SDAIA Receives ISO Certificate for Global Information Security Standards

Saudi Arabia’s SDAIA Receives ISO Certificate for Global Information Security Standards

The Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA) received on Tuesday the ISO 27001:2022 certificate for implementing accurate and comprehensive standards in data protection and ensuring information security in the Saudi Private Network for Government Integration (SPINE).

SPINE is one of SDAIA's products designed to connect over 300 government entities to exchange data and services and unify the connection mechanism to reduce financial costs.

SDAIA National Information Center Director Dr. Esam bin Abdullah Al-Wagait received the certificate in the presence of several SDAIA officials and the national team that worked on this achievement.

SDAIA obtained the global certificate after applying best practices and standards in areas such as risk management, data protection, maintaining information confidentiality, and ensuring business continuity in networks, communications, data exchange, and services.

The ISO 27001:2022 certificate is an international standard that defines the requirements for creating, implementing, and improving the processing of security challenges in modern technology, such as data protection, cyber threats, and ensuring business continuity.

Such certificates help in raising the quality of information-security management, boosting confidence in SDAIA's ability to protect sensitive information and manage risks. Obtaining the certificate is part of the global trend towards adopting best practices in the field of information security.

The certificate is part of a series of global certificates that SDAIA has obtained in the field of data and AI, reflecting its commitment to achieving the highest standards of quality and institutional excellence in all areas.



Intuitive Surgical Results Beat on Growing Demand for Surgical Robots

Representation photo: Employees work at the office of humanoid robots developer Ex-Robots in Dalian, Liaoning province, China June 6, 2024. REUTERS/Florence Lo
Representation photo: Employees work at the office of humanoid robots developer Ex-Robots in Dalian, Liaoning province, China June 6, 2024. REUTERS/Florence Lo
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Intuitive Surgical Results Beat on Growing Demand for Surgical Robots

Representation photo: Employees work at the office of humanoid robots developer Ex-Robots in Dalian, Liaoning province, China June 6, 2024. REUTERS/Florence Lo
Representation photo: Employees work at the office of humanoid robots developer Ex-Robots in Dalian, Liaoning province, China June 6, 2024. REUTERS/Florence Lo

Intuitive Surgical on Thursday beat estimates for second-quarter profit and revenue on growing demand for its surgical robots used in minimally invasive procedures, sending its shares up 6.7% after the bell.
Investor expectations around medical device makers have grown lately on hopes of elevated demand for surgical procedures as people, especially older adults, opt for medical procedures deferred during the pandemic, Reuters said.
On an adjusted basis, Intuitive earned $1.78 per share for the quarter ended June 30, beating analysts' estimates of $1.54 per share, according to LSEG data.
The company reported quarterly revenue of $2.01 billion, compared with analysts' estimates of $1.97 billion.
The rise in revenue was driven in part by growth in the procedure volume from the company's surgical robots called da Vinci. Worldwide da Vinci procedure volumes rose about 17%, from a year ago, the company said.
Industry bellwether Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday posted a 2.2% rise in second quarter sales at its medical technology business, but fell short of analysts' estimates.
Larger peer Abbott Laboratories also raised its annual profit forecast, helped by double-digit growth in sales of its glucose monitors and strong demand for heart devices.