SANS Institute to train cybersecurity professionals at SANS Riyadh 2019

SANS Training sessionSANS Institute, a cybersecurity training provider, has announced the SANS Riyadh 2019 to help cybersecurity professionals in Saudi Arabia develop deep, hands-on skills through immersion-style training

SANS Riyadh 2019 will be held from 13-18 April 2019 at the Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski Riyadh.

The event will focus on training participants in network penetration testing, ethical hacking, advanced incidence response, threat hunting and defending web applications security essentials.

Ned Baltagi, managing director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute, said, “Cyber-crime is in a state of constant growth, both in terms of volume and impact. This holds true globally as well as in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia has seen a significant increase in connectivity due to the rapid development of smart cities and other ambitious infrastructure projects, as a part of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 initiative, making it a tempting target for other state actors and cybercriminals.”

“It is therefore critical for government and enterprises to strengthen their security posture, hire more cybersecurity practitioners and upskill their existing cybersecurity team to keep up with the fast-changing technology landscape. Developing the skills of cybersecurity experts in Saudi Arabia has to be the top priority to help prevent future attacks,” he added.

“Recruiting the right talent is an undeniable challenge. Companies need to effectively manage their human capital development and plan for security resources to take one-two personal development courses a year to maintain their ability to secure the organisation. At SANS Riyadh 2019, our top global cybersecurity experts provide the kind of hands-on immersion style training that will give delegates the skills they need to distinguish them as information security leaders,” he stated.

SANS Riyadh 2019 will feature two new courses – FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics and FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response.

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