SANS Institute announces training program to boost cybersecurity skills in Dubai

SANS Institute announces training program to boost cybersecurity skills in Dubai

The SANS Institute has announced its latest training program to boost cybersecurity skills in Dubai.

SANS are the global leader in cybersecurity training and certifications and plan to offer their training from February 12th to 17th, 2022 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront. The event will feature leading expertise from renowned cybersecurity practitioners, and aim to equip participants with the knowledge required to protect organisations against security breaches.

The instructors leading the modules are industry experts including Joshua Lemon for FOR509: Enterprise Cloud Forensics and Incident Response; Chris Christianson for SEC 566: Implementing and Auditing CIS Critical Controls; and David R. Miller for MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification.

A vast majority of organisations in the United Arab Emirates have shifted to using cloud for their business needs with the acceleration of remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of this surge in hybrid workforces, many workforces are seeing it as essential that organisations invest in higher security measures and to ensure that the steps they take are in compliance with industry standards and regulations.

The training course will cover how to locate, identify and collect data within cloud systems as well as developing a framework to apply when threats occur. All plans and training also follow the requirements by the Center for Internet Security (CIS), as well as those defined by NIST SP 800-171 and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The course will also prepare participants to successfully pass the CISSP® exam.

Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute, said: “The best way to ensure protection is from within, and the greatest defence comes from having an informed workforce. Investing in training programs and upskilling current employees is vital in the fight against cybercrime as it ensures proactive incident-response from a trusted team, rather than relying on external parties to protect your business.

“The digital world as we know it continues to change every day. Cloud platforms have changed how data is stored and accessed, and teams need to have calculated strategies in place to secure their critical information in line with these changes.”