SANS Institute announces cyber security training in Saudi Arabia

Ned Baltagi Managing Director Middle East Africa at SANS InstitutejpgSANS Institute has announced its upcoming live online training program SANS Kingdom Cloud Security 2021, to be held from September 11- 16

It’s the global leader in cyber security training and certifications. Designed to build practical cyber security skills that can be implemented immediately, the event will empower security professionals in Saudi Arabia and the GCC region with the knowledge and the expertise needed to protect organizations and their assets.

In a report released in March 2021, cyber security firm Kaspersky found Saudi Arabia experienced seven million cyberattacks in the first three months of 2021. The jump was in sync with the Saudi government’s announcement restricting office work and other activities. The country was also subjected to more than 22.5 million brute force attacks in 2020 on Windows computers running remote desktop protocols (RDPs). Meanwhile, 95% of Saudi businesses have experienced at least one cyber-attack.

“In this post-pandemic world, it has become increasingly critical for organizations in Saudi Arabia and the GCC to bring in more cyber security practitioners or upskill existing cybersecurity teams to keep up with the rapidly evolving threat landscape. SANS Kingdom Cloud Security 2021 will provide an immersive training experience, while imparting industry relevant and innovative content, alongside skills and techniques that will empower security professionals to defend organizations against breaches and future attacks, no matter how sophisticated they may be,” said Ned Baltagi, managing director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute.

At SANS Kingdom Cloud Security 2021, expert instructors and real-world practitioners will conduct live-streamed sessions to impart practical cyber security training. The event will have hands-on labs in a virtual environment and courses supported by electronic and printed books, including several that align with GIAC certifications. 

SANS Institute will continue to build practical cyber security skills professionals can implement immediately, with the SANS Cyber Safari 2021. This event will unfold in-person in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 24-29 October while simultaneously being live-streamed. The sessions include hands-on labs in a virtual environment, electronics and printed books, as well as courses that align with GIAC certifications. 

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