SANS Brings Cyber Safari to Saudi Arabia


At SANS Cyber Safari 2022, participants can learn proactive security strategies to prevent today’s threats from becoming tomorrow’s attacks

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: SANS Institute, the global leader in cybersecurity training and certifications, has announced the SANS Cyber Safari 2022 training programme to be held at the JW Marriot Hotel Riyadh from October 1 to 13, 2022. Participants will learn practical cybersecurity and IT essentials from industry experts, as well as more specific areas of the field such as ethical hacking methods, cloud security, cyber defense tactics and security management strategies.

In 2021, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ranked second place globally, and first in the Middle East, the Arab world, and Asia in the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI), a significant global achievement for the region. 

“Our priority areas for Saudi are in line with the Kingdom’s National Cybersecurity Strategy and the National Cybersecurity Authority’s (NCA) vision to create a reliable, safe, and trusted Saudi cyberspace that enables growth and prosperity. We want to educate the next generation of cybersecurity practitioners that will sustain the Kingdom’s achievements and efforts in providing a secure environment for data and digital operations and boost the cybersecurity resilience of the nation through our diverse training programmes,” comments Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute. 

The courses offered at SANS Cyber Safari are SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, and Incident Handling; SEC488: Cloud Security Essentials; SEC401: Security Essentials: Network, Endpoint, and Cloud; SEC560: Enterprise Penetration Testing; MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials for Managers; SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth; SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking; and SEC566: Implementing and Auditing Security Frameworks and Controls.

In-person training and live online streams are available for all modules, except SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, and Incident Handling, which will only take place in-person. 

A bonus virtual session will also take place on Monday, October 10 at 08:00 PM in Riyadh. The webinar, ‘Today, Nobody is Going to Attack You!’, will outline all the information offered by the Internet Storm Center, and discuss some of the use cases and how not to use the data shared.

Standard classes at this event will take place from 09:00 – 17:00 AST (Arabian Standard Time) and 10:00 – 18:00 GST (Gulf Standard Time), including breaks.

Those who register for SANS Cyber Safari will be eligible to participate in an exclusive NetWars Tournament – interactive learning scenarios that allow them to practice the cybersecurity techniques they have learnt in controlled environments. Attendees will also have access to the upcoming SANS Summits.

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, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 60 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates a practitioner’s qualifications via over 35 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber 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.