Live training from SANS Institute

Live training from SANS Institute

SANS Institute will be delivering interactive, live cybersecurity training to upskill security professionals in Saudi Arabia.

SANS Kingdom Cloud Security 2021 is taking place from the 11th-16th September and has been designed to equip participants with practical cyber skills that can be implemented immediately. It follows the Institute’s interactive cybersecurity course for Gulf professionals in the summer.

The live-streamed sessions will be delivered by expert instructors and real-world practitioners and will have hands-on labs in a virtual environment. Courses will be supported with books in both electronic and printed form.

As well as two course covering cloud security essentials and managing security vulnerabilities, professionals registering for the training will also be able to join an exclusive NetWars tournament: hands-on, interactive learning scenarios for all skill levels to hone their security tactics. Additionally, participants can join in the SANS Summits, to elevate their skills and industry connections through discussion on case studies, new tools and innovative strategies.

Cyber security remains a hot topic for many security professionals. Earlier this year Kaspersky found that Saudi Arabia alone experienced seven million cyber attacks in the first three months of 2021. The vast majority (95%) of Saudi firms had experienced at least one cyber-attack.

Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute, commented: ““In this post-pandemic world, it has become increasingly critical for organisations in Saudi Arabia and the GCC to bring in more cyber security practitioners – or upskill existing cybersecurity teams – to keep up with the rapidly evolving threat landscape. SANS Kingdom Cloud Security 2021 will provide an immersive training experience, while imparting industry relevant and innovative content, alongside skills and techniques that will empower security professionals to defend organisations against breaches and future attacks, no matter how sophisticated they may be.”