SANS Dubai 2019 training schedule starts end of January

Cyber Security Training program in Dubai features three of SANS’ best-performing cybersecurity classes

It has now become critical for organisations to develop the skills and capabilities required to manage cybersecurity risks.
It has now become critical for organisations to develop the skills and capabilities required to manage cybersecurity risks.

SANS Institute’s next Cyber Security Training program in Dubai will be held from January 26-30, 2019, featuring three of SANS’ best-performing cyber security classes.

According to Gartner, skills challenges continue to plague organisations that undergo digitisation, with digital security staffing shortages considered a top inhibitor to innovation. Reports state that the worldwide workforce is heading for a shortfall of 1.8m cybersecurity workers by 2022 and the industry is not attracting newcomers to fill the gap. This is exacerbated in the Middle East, where organisations typically have smaller IT teams and therefore struggle to keep on top of new threats and technologies.

“Organisations in the region continue to experience a shortage of cyber security professionals, which is creating overwhelming pressure on their inadequately staffed cyber security teams. The shortage of cyber security professionals around the globe has never been more acute. In fact, a recent Gartner survey reveals that only 65% of organisations globally have cyber security experts. It, thus, becomes even more important to invest in developing cyber security skills of the future, today,” said Ned Baltagi, managing director, Middle East & Africa at SANS Institute.

With cyber criminals adopting new methods to leverage big data and web-scale techniques to stage attacks and steal data, it has now become imperative for organisations, government and individuals alike, to develop the skills and capabilities required to manage cyber security risks.

Cyber security experts, Tim Medin, Dave Shackleford and Erik Van Buggenhout will conduct training sessions on Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment; Cloud Security Architecture and Operations; and, Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defences respectively.

New to Dubai Erik van Buggenhout’s session, ‘Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defences’ shows delegates how to bring together red and blue teams with a focus on current attack strategies and how they can be effectively mitigated and detected using a Kill Chain structure.

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