SANS Institute to Enhance Cybersecurity Skills Through SANS Gulf Region 2022 in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – SANS Institute, the global leader in cybersecurity training and certifications, announced SANS Gulf Region 2022, an interactive training program that aims to teach participants how to prevent cyberattacks and detect adversaries with actionable techniques taught by top practitioners. global cybersecurity. The event will take place from November 5-24, 2022 at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah and will offer a wide range of in-person and virtual cybersecurity trainings to develop critical skills and impart techniques that attendees can leverage in the real world. .

SANS Gulf Region 2022 features 15 in-depth sessions including: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking; ICS Cybersecurity in depth; Security Vulnerability Management: Enterprise and Cloud; Reverse engineering malware: advanced code analysis; Implementing and auditing security and other frameworks and controls.

Following the pandemic and the rise of remote working around the world, the global threat landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace. In the 2022 SonicWall Cyber ​​Threat Report, the security vendor reported that cyberattacks have increased due to a seismic shift in the geopolitical landscape. Its mid-year update revealed that 2.8 billion malware attacks were recorded in the first half of 2022 (11% more than in 2021), while ransomware volume fell by 23. % in the world. Europe also saw a 63% increase and even in decline, year-to-date ransomware volume surpassed 2017, 2018, and 2019 year-to-date totals. had a significant 77% increase in IoT (Internet of Things) Malware and a 132% increase in encrypted threats sent over HTTPS.

“SANS is committed to giving cybersecurity professionals the skills and tools they need to protect their organizations against threats, while attracting new talent to the world of cybersecurity,” says Ned Baltagi, Managing Director – Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute. “SANS Gulf Region 2022, our largest event in the region, provides a tremendous opportunity for candidates to learn about the most effective measures to prevent cyberattacks and detect threat actors by leveraging proven techniques relied upon by the most leading cybersecurity practitioners in the world.”

He continues, “The threat landscape in the GCC continues to evolve following the onset of the pandemic, the rise of hybrid work environments, and the increasing use of technology to boost productivity and business performance. Therefore, it is essential that businesses, whether government entities or corporations, take steps to protect their personnel, data and infrastructure by continuously training their cybersecurity professionals, so that they can detect threats and prevent cyberattacks.

Of the 15 courses, only FOR710: Reverse Malware Engineering: Advanced Code Analysis and ICS612: ICS Cybersecurity In-Depth are in-person sessions only in Dubai; attendees can attend the other 13 sessions in person (after registration) at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah or virtually. The latter includes live streaming instructions with real-time assistance from GIAC-certified teaching assistants, as well as an archive of lectures that will be uploaded daily to participants’ accounts during the event, and provides four months of access to recordings of lectures. Participants also have the opportunity to earn CPEs to demonstrate their continued skill development.

In-person sessions will generally run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gulf Standard Time, including breaks.

SANS Gulf Region 2022 attendees can enjoy a discounted rate at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah hotel. The special room rate will be available until October 7, 2022 or until the hotel group is full, whichever comes first.

Baltagi concludes, “Whether attending SANS Gulf Regions 2022 in person or virtually, all attendees will benefit from a comprehensive training experience delivered by leading professionals, enhanced by GIAC certifications-aligned materials that they can implement immediately to secure their environment. and advance their careers. We also make sure that there are active opportunities for attendees after the event that will keep them engaged and allow them to leverage their new knowledge and skills.

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