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SANS empowering KSA’s Cybersecurity future


Set to transform the cybersecurity education landscape, SANS Khobar (February 10-15, 2024) and SANS Riyadh Spring (February 24 – March 7, 2024) come at a time when the Kingdom proudly stands as a global cybersecurity frontrunner, securing the second rank in the Global Cybersecurity Index for 2023.

SANS Institute has announced two training events in Saudi Arabia. It announced landmark training events in Khobar and Riyadh.  These events reiterate Saudi Arabia’s commitment to advanced cybersecurity and nurturing the skills essential for safeguarding its digital future.

Saudi Arabia has implemented robust frameworks and initiatives to address emerging threats proactively, bolstering its cybersecurity capabilities across critical sectors, including finance, energy, healthcare, and government, and emphasizing the importance of cybersecurity as a cornerstone of national competitiveness.

“SANS Khobar and SANS Riyadh Spring underscores our commitment to elevating the Kingdom’s cyber posture, not only providing opportunities for professionals to upskill but also facilitating knowledge exchange and collaboration of the local and global cyber community. By fostering a network of well-trained cybersecurity experts and through comprehensive training, we can empower individuals to contribute actively to Saudi Arabia’s cybersecurity objectives, ensuring a secure and advantaged digital transformation in alignment with the nation’s visionary goals for 2030 and beyond,” said Ned Baltagi, Managing Director – Middle East, Turkey and Africa, SANS Institute.

SANS Khobar February 2024 from February 10 – 15, 2024, will offer in-person as well as simultaneous live online sessions for participants who prefer to attend virtually. Modules available are LDR551: Building and Leading Security Operations Centers and SEC560: Enterprise Penetration Testing. At SANS Riyadh from February 24 to March 7, 2024, participants can choose from seven extensive courses. SANS Riyadh Community Nights, led by top instructors, will be the highlight of the event.

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