SANS Institute to hold first Middle East summit

Security training provider to hold its first cyber security summit in Abu Dhabi

The summit is intended to give cybersecurity professionals actionable knowledge to protect their organisations, says Baltagi.
The summit is intended to give cybersecurity professionals actionable knowledge to protect their organisations, says Baltagi.

The SANS Institute will hold its first ever cyber security summit for the Middle East in April. The security training provider will host the Cyber Security Middle East Summit in Abu Dhabi at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel on 4th April. The one-day summit will include keynote addresses on topics including car hacking, emerging cybersecurity threats, and improving security.

The summit will be followed by an in-depth security training program from 6-11th April, which will cover two SANS courses, SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture, and FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response.

"Our mission at SANS is to deliver cutting-edge information security knowledge and skills to all security professionals and students to help them protect their business' people and assets," commented Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East & Africa at SANS Institute. "We are excited to be delivering the first SANS Summit in the Middle East, and the agenda is jam-packed with opportunities to share knowledge, practical tips and innovative methods for improving security that will equip today's cyber security professionals with the skills needed to better defend us from the attacks of tomorrow."

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SANS says that it plans to hold a series of summits in the Middle East, which will aim to help organisations to improve their security and overcome challenges facing the industry.

"Our cyber security summit and training events help both industry professionals and aspiring career executives to remain abreast of the latest threats and techniques to compromise and protect. SANS is committed to growing the number of skilled cyber security professionals in the region through dedicated training events and workshops. As regional businesses continue to be impacted by the limited number of cyber security professionals, we are seeing digital transformation initiatives being delayed because of lack of confidence from the management about the robustness of a company's security profile. Both the depth of training and the number of cyber security professionals trained are therefore a key focus for SANS in this region," Baltagi added.

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