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Special training event for Middle East cyber professionals

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SANS Institute, the global provider of cybersecurity training and certifications, has announced SANS Middle East April 2020 CyberCast, a hands-on, virtual event to be held from 11-16 April, 2020. The week-long immersion training event has been newly scheduled to meet demand in the region and, like all SANS training, will provide delegates with the skills needed to defend their organisations against security breaches and prevent future attacks at a time of increased activity among cyber criminals.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand globally and regionally, SANS remains committed to bringing exemplary cybersecurity training to students across the world. SANS Institute has therefore modified several of its live events into virtual CyberCasts, allowing those now confined to their home or office environment to still train and maintain the necessary cybersecurity skills. In addition to the live, interactive sessions delivered directly from the exceptional faculty of SANS instructors, students will get much more to ensure they are challenged. This will include access to free SANS@Mic talks (bonus sessions during which instructors will cover current topics and new SANS courses), online Netwars challenges, Capture the Flag challenges and much more.

“Cyber threat actors are always looking at opportunities to exploit organisational vulnerabilities. The ongoing global health outbreak has stretched government, public sector and private sector resources to the limit across the Middle East. Cybersecurity readiness and monitoring are likely moving down the everyday check list of top executive management leaders in both critical infrastructure and large enterprises across the GCC and other Middle East countries. However, it’s important cybersecurity remains a top priority at a time when cyber criminals are stepping up their activities.” explained Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East & Africa at SANS Institute. He continued: “SANS Institute has selected this suite of courses based on the requirements of these times to enable security professionals to keep their skills sharp. As always with a SANS course, delegates can apply their learning from day one back at work.”

The CyberCast courses will include:

SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style by Ian Reynolds

SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling by Ronald Hamann

SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations by Maxim Deweerdt

FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis by Jason Jordaan