SANS announces cybersecurity training event in Dubai

ANS 2019 10 16SANS Institute, a cybersecurity training and certification provider, returns to Dubai in November with its biggest yet Gulf Region event

With ten essential information security training courses taught by SANS’ instructors, the event will run over two weeks from 16-28 November.

The two-week event will provide security professionals in the GCC with the deep technical skills and knowledge they require to keep ahead of cybercriminals and to protect organisations in the region.

Courses cover areas such as incident response, threat hunting, digital forensics, hacker and network tools and forensics, and reverse engineering, together with a vast variety of other red, blue and purple team skills.

Attendees can also attend two DFIR NetWars tournaments at the event, which are included free with any one-six-day course registration. NetWars is a unique tool as it tests a blue team’s capabilities to perform in real-world situations, solving the kinds of challenges that are commonly found during a major cybersecurity incident. DFIR NetWars Tournament also helps organisations identify areas where their response teams might need additional knowledge.

Ned Baltagi, SANS Institute managing director of the Middle East and Africa, said, “As organisations in the Gulf Region continue to come under attack from cybercriminals, the risk to their data and network security is a growing problem. Each SANS course is designed to train cybersecurity professionals how to protect their organisations against cyberattacks, whether these are sophisticated nation-state driven attacks on critical and national infrastructure, or the ever-increasing attacks targeting data theft from organisations.”

One of the vital courses at the event will be SANS FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques, instructed by Jess Garcia.

Designed for forensic investigators, incident responders, security engineers and IT administrators, the skills taught will enable the examination of malicious programmes targeting Windows systems. A crucial aspect of the course is the lab time demonstrating real-world malware samples and allowing attendees to experience hands-on workshop exercises, a, with pre-built Windows and Linux virtual machines that include tools for examining and interacting with malware.

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