The 2022 iteration of SANS' largest event in the Middle East will comprise 15 courses, running from 5 to 24 November, 2022 at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah. Top cybersecurity experts will be on hand to teach participants how to prevent cyber attacks and detect adversaries with actionable responses to quash threats
SANS Institute will unite a number of leaders in the field of cybersecurity for the SANS Gulf Region 2022, with sessions covering Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking; ICS Cybersecurity In-Depth; Managing Security Vulnerabilities: Enterprise and Cloud; Reverse-Engineering Malware: Advanced Code Analysis; Implementing and Auditing Security Frameworks and Controls and a host of others.
In its 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, the organisation reported that cyber attacks have climbed as the geopolitical landscape has shifted, only emphasised by the pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. It recorded as many as 2.8 bn malware attacks in the first half of 2022, which marked an 11% increase on the same period in 2021. Of this, a 77% rise in Internet of Things (IoT) malware and 132% increase in encrypted threats via HTTPS were noted.
“SANS is committed to giving cybersecurity professionals the skills and tools they need to keep their organisations safe from threats, while also attracting fresh talent to the world of cybersecurity,” says Ned Baltagi, managing director – Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute.
“SANS Gulf Region 2022, our biggest event in the region, gives candidates a powerful opportunity to discover the most effective steps to prevent cyber attacks and detect threat actors by leveraging proven techniques that are relied on by the world’s foremost cybersecurity practitioners.”
“The threat landscape across the GCC continues to evolve following the onset of the pandemic, the rise of hybrid working environments, and the increasing use of technology to boost productivity and business performance. As a result, it’s vital that businesses, whether they are governmental entities or enterprises, take steps to protect their staff, data, and infrastructure by continually training their cybersecurity professionals, so they can detect threats and prevent cyber-attacks,” concluded Baltagi.