SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, announced the company’s first ever cyber security training event, SANS Muscat 2019, to be held in Oman, from April 27, 2019 to May 2, 2019 at the InterContinental Hotel, Muscat. The event, which is already highly subscribed, aims to develop deep, hands-on skills among cyber security professionals in the country through its popular immersion-style training. Expert SANS instructors will help participants develop high-level skills in incident handling, computer crime investigation, hacker tools workshop, security operations centers, network security architecture, automation and continuous security monitoring.
Inside Oman, proactive initiatives by the Oman Information Technology Authority and Oman Computer Emergency Readiness Team among others, have helped to raise the cyber readiness position of Oman to global benchmark levels.
According to the Global Cybersecurity Index 2018 published by the International Telecommunication Union, Oman ranks second among Arab countries with the highest score in the organisational pillar and with a strong score for the co-operation pillar.
“It is our pleasure to roll out our first ever SANS cyber security training event in Muscat. Oman has some of the best cyber security awareness measures across the government and public sector institutions in the Arab world. SANS Institute is proud to host this event in Muscat and play its part in raising awareness and competency levels in cyber security techniques and practices among the cyber security professionals in government organisations, supporting institutions, and public and private sector organisations,” said Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute.
“In-depth, deep dive and hands-on training programmes such as SANS Muscat 2019, will help raise the competency levels of in-country cyber security professionals to global levels. They will be even better prepared to detect, thwart and remediate sophisticated and nation state type of threat actors. At SANS Muscat 2019, our world-leading, global cyber security experts, will provide the kind of hands-on immersion style training that will give the cross section of attendees the skills they need to distinguish themselves as true information security leaders,” added Baltagi.
SANS Muscat 2019 will offer two courses – SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, which includes GCIH Certification, Masters program, DoDD 8140, Cyber Guardian; and SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations with GMON Certification, 46 CPEs, Masters Program. Top cyber security experts Chris Dale, and Maxim Deweerdt will conduct sessions with comprehensive coverage of tools, techniques and methodologies, and train participants to find vulnerabilities and mitigate their effects.
SANS Institute has planned a number of regional events in 2019 across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, and Kuwait.