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SANS Institute to train professionals at SANS Riyadh 2019

SANS Institute to train professionals at SANS Riyadh 2019

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

SANS Institute, a global leader in cybersecurity training, has announced SANS Riyadh 2019 to help cybersecurity professionals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia develop deep, hands-on skills through immersion-style training.

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

Expert instructors including some of the world’s top cybersecurity practitioners will help participants develop skills in network penetration testing, ethical hacking, advanced incidence response, threat hunting and defending web applications security essentials, to protect and defend their organisations against ever-increasing cyberthreats.

“Cybercrime 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 cyber-criminals,” said Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute.

“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.”

“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 to 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.”

SANS Institute’s mission is to deliver cutting-edge information security knowledge and skills to all students in order to protect people and assets. The SANS promise that students will be able to use the new skills they have learned as soon as they return to work is at the heart of everything the company does. 

For more information on SANS Riyadh 2019, please visit https://www.sans.org/event/riyadh-april-2019

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