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Saudi Arabia's Digital Transformation Fuels SANS Institute to Address Demand for Cyber Security Professionals
Announces its security skills training event in Jeddah from March 7-12, 2020 and Riyadh from April 4-16, 2020 to address huge demand for cyber security professionals required to manage digital transformation challenges.

SANS Institute, the international leader in cyber security training and certifications, declared its upcoming hands-on cyber security training program in Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia throughout the months of March and April 2020. SANS Jeddah 2020 will be held from March 7-12, 2020 at the Venue Jeddah Corniche, and SANS Riyadh 2020 will be held from April 4-16, 2020 at the Burj Rafal Hotel. Both of the week-long immersion training events will offer delegates with the competencies to protect their companies towards security breaches and stop future attacks.

"The Middle East, and particularly Saudi Arabia, finds itself in the midst of a maelstrom of unique macro-economic and geo political challenges. Over the last two years, threat activity on a local, country, and regional scale only appears to be exacerbating rather than reducing. As Saudi-based firms make investments into digital transformation initiatives to meet the goals of Saudi Vision 2030, there is an increasing need for professional cyber security experts to manipulate the digital threat landscape,” stated Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East & Africa at SANS Institute.

According to the October 2019 report from Research and Markets, Security Market in the Middle East, Trends and Opportunities, Forecast to 2025, the Middle East security industry is going through huge digital transformation. Technology is acting as a force multiplier for nations in the Middle East to better manage internal security necessities and align with each nation’s security vision.

"Through our regular training programs in Jeddah and Riyadh, we are boosting the number of qualified and trained experts in cyber security throughout the country. Our real-world immersion training tactics focused on ‘on-the-job skills’ help the attendees to apply their learning from day one back at work. During our training sessions attendees can raise their own unique questions and have them answered by our world-leading experts in cyber security. They can additionally share experiences with their friends at the event," Mr. Baltagi added.

Delegates attending the SANS Jeddah 2020 and SANS Riyadh 2020 events can anticipate to gain by making ready for their GIAC Certification; networking with like-minded security experts dealing with similar challenges; attending evening bonus sessions led by SANS instructors; gaining insights into the modern cyber security topics; extending the SANS course by 4 months with an OnDemand Bundle; being able to use their new competencies as soon as they return to work; and meeting trainers with a wealth of real-world experience.

SANS Jeddah 2020 will feature the following courses:
SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style: Ted Demopoulos
DEV522: Defending Web Applications Security Essentials: Jason Lam
SANS Riyadh 2020 will feature the following courses:
SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style: Ian Reynolds
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling: Ronald Hamann
SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations: Maxim Deweerdt
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking: Timothy McKenzie
SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations: Kenneth G. Hartman
FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis: Jason Jordaan
FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response: David Szili

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