Middle East's Largest Information Security Training Event 'SANS Gulf Region 2016' Opens for Registration

Top Quote Event delivers six courses including hacker techniques, virtualization and private cloud security and web app and network penetration testing. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 14, 2016 - DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: SANS returns to Dubai this November for the Gulf Region's largest Information Security training event offering six intensive training courses, five of which have associated GIAC certifications. SANS courses are full of vital and immediately useful techniques that can be put to work as soon as participants return to their offices.

    The event will take place at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort from November 5th - 17th, with three 6-day courses running in the first week and another three 6-day courses in the second week. Led by a team of world class instructors from the US and Europe, SANS Gulf Region provides the only opportunity to take these intensive, hands-on SANS cyber security courses in the Middle East.

    "Technical skills shortage, particularly in the cyber security arena, is a much discussed topic in Middle East IT industry. As the frequency and sophistication of attacks increases, the ability to mitigate attack will rely more heavily on businesses developing cyber security skillsets within their own organizations," explained Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East & Africa at SANS. "The courses being offered during SANS Gulf Region 2016 will arm attendees with tools essential to the identification of vulnerabilities, mitigation of threats, and rapid remediation in case of security incident."

    Keeping abreast of current technology trends, SANS will be offering the newly updated course, SEC579: Virtualization and Private Cloud Security, led by senior instructor, Dave Shackleford. The course helps students understand best practices for configuring and designing virtual security controls and infrastructure. It also teaches how vulnerability assessment and forensic processes can be updated to more accurately detect and manage risks in virtual and cloud environments.

    Another course, SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling, provides hands-on experience in finding vulnerabilities and discovering intrusions, whilst also equipping students with a comprehensive incident-handling plan. The course addresses the latest cutting-edge, insidious attack vectors as well as less recent attacks that are still prevalent.

    Professionals can choose from the following 6 SANS courses:

    Week 1, November 5th -10th
    SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style
    SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling
    SEC579: Virtualization and Private Cloud Security

    Week 2, November 12th - 17th
    SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations
    SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
    SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

    Participants who register for any course on http://www.sans.org/u/ggU before 28th September, 2016 will receive a US$ 300 discount on training fees.

    About SANS Institute
    The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far . Renowned SANS instructors teach over 50 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates employee qualifications via 27 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system--the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (www.SANS.org)

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