New SANS training event to take place in Saudi

New SANS training event to take place in Saudi

Information security training specialists, SANS Institute, is hosting a set of instructor-led classroom training workshops in Riyadh in May to help prepare students wishing to take the associated globally renowned GIAC certification exams.

SANS Riyadh 2017’ will feature four courses, covering cyber security essentials as well as in-depth hands-on trainings on the key topics of network forensics and analytics, hacker tools and techniques, and penetration testing and ethical hacking.

“Cyber security is a hot topic in Saudi Arabia as the country has been the epicentre of multiple large-scale politically and financially motivated attacks,” explained Ned Baltagi, managing director, Middle East & Africa at SANS. “Now for the first time, organisations in the Kingdom will be able to avail of our expertly-led world-class cyber security courses at a SANS Training Event. We have specifically designed the trainings to tackle real-world scenarios so attendees will be prepared to handle the complex cyber challenges that have plagued the country in recent years.”

SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style will teach attendees how to develop effective security metrics, analyse and assess cyber risk, and create robust security programs anchored on the tried and tested PREVENT-DETECT-RESPOND strategy.

Other sessions include: SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking and SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling and SEC560 which will teach attendees to uncover and remedy flaws in their organisation’s IT infrastructure while SEC504 will familiarise them with the tools and techniques that hackers commonly leverage to carry out their attacks.

FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis will provide attendees with the critical skills needed to mount efficient and effective post-incident response investigations.

The instructors for the courses include Philip Hagen who has worked in IT security since 1998, Hidayath Ullah Khan who holds CISSP, GCIH, GPEN, GSEC, GHD certifications and has over 20 years’ experience in Information Security, Steve Armstrong whose distinguished 23+ career includes serving in the UK Royal Air Force, and Erik Van Buggenhout who, in addition to being an instructor at SANS, is also the head of technical security services at nViso.

SANS is delighted to bring this unique combination of cyber security trainings to Riyadh” said Van Buggenhout. He continued, “From our vast catalogue of cyber security trainings, we selected courses ranging from Security Essentials to Incident Handling, Penetration Testing and Digital Forensics. I would personally like to invite attendees to my Penetration Testing course, where I will explain in-depth hacking concepts & techniques and share my experiences from 9 years in the field as a penetration tester! Don’t miss it!”

SANS has already begun enrolment for the four courses and attendees can visit to find out more: