SANS Institute, a global leader in cybersecurity training, has announced SANS Riyadh 2019, a training event for cybersecurity professionals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The event, which will be held at Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski, Riyadh from July 28 to August 1, 2019, will focus on developing skills in critical security and strategic security planning.
SANS Riyadh 2019 will include two courses – Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls; and Security Strategic Planning, Policy and Leadership, conducted by global cybersecurity experts, Brian Ventura and Mark Williams respectively.
Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute, said: “Nation state cyberattacks targeting sensitive critical infrastructure and large-scale enterprises are now a norm that all governments worldwide have to consider.
“Our courses are designed to train cybersecurity professionals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to counter such sophisticated nation-state driven attacks on the Kingdom’s critical and national infrastructure.”
In July 2018, a royal decree was issued in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which stressed that all government agencies should upgrade their cybersecurity to protect networks, systems and electronic data, and abide by policies, frameworks, standards and guidelines issued by the National Cybersecurity Authority.