SANS Institute to enhance cybersecurity skills in Qatar through SANS Doha May 2023

SANS Institute to enhance cybersecurity skills in Qatar through SANS Doha May 2023

SANS Institute, a global vendor in cyber security training and certifications, announced its upcoming training programme SANS Doha May 2023, to be held from May 27 – June 1, 2023. The courses offered will qualify participants with a comprehensive set of incident response skills for cloud and traditional systems, as well as strategies to defend industrial control system environments against emerging cyber threats.

Qatar’s cybersecurity industry has flourished exponentially, with the cybersecurity market in Qatar estimated at $1,016.7 million in 2022, and expected to grow by 12.7% annually to reach $1,642.3 million in 2026.

Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute

Reinforcing this, since its inception in 2021, Qatar’s National Cyber Security Agency, NCSA has enhanced Qatar’s legal framework to strengthen cybersecurity priorities, ensuring government employees receive regular cybersecurity training and working with IT stakeholders to improve the nation’s cyber resiliency.

The Qatari government has also been proactive regarding the security of its IT infrastructure, preemptively defending systems and addressing threats ahead of time.

“At SANS Institute, we are aligned with Qatar’s 2030 vision of facilitating a cyber-safe, digital society. Considering the prevalence of cloud security today, modern cloud and on-premises systems are essentially designed to prevent compromise, but in best practice, detection and response are crucial,” says Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute. “How incidents are managed to minimise loss to the firm will determine whether or not your organisation makes headlines for data breaches. SANS Doha May 2023 will enable professionals to get into the mindset of attackers, understand their tactics, and use that insight to anticipate their moves and create stronger defenses for their organisations.”

SANS Doha May 2023 will feature two modules led by certified industry experts and practitioners. SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, and Incident Handling, led by SANS principal instructor Chris Dale, will examine the latest threats to organisations.

SEC504 will delve into how attackers scan, exploit, pivot, and establish persistence in the cloud and conventional systems, delivering the skills to conduct thorough incident response investigations and develop threat intelligence to mount effective defense strategies for cloud and on-premises platforms. Chris will also host a bonus session – Proactive Cyber Defense with Offensive Security Operations Centres.

Chris Robinson will lead ICS410: ICS, SCADA Security Essentials. The course provides a foundational set of standardised engineering practices and real-time control system IT, OT support, designed to ensure that the workforce involved in supporting and defending ICS environments is confident in keeping the operational environment safe, secure, and resilient.

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