SANS Institute Brings Cybersecurity Training to Egypt


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SANS Cairo January will equip students with the latest skills and tactics to protect their organizations against cyberattacks today
– SANS Institute, the global leader in cybersecurity training and certifications, has announced SANS Cairo January to be held in person at The Nile Ritz Carlton, Cairo, Egypt, from January 14 – January 19, 2023. This training program, available both in-person and online, provides students with the practical knowledge and methods to protect their businesses from security breaches and combat upcoming threats.
In 2020, the global cybersecurity market was estimated to be worth USD 176.50 billion, and by 2027, it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.5% to reach USD 403.1 billion. As a result, it is predicted that Egypt’s cyber security market will expand between 2020 and 2026 at a CAGR of 10.7%. However, according to the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) for Cybersecurity Affairs, statistics indicate that Egypt is among 20 of the most vulnerable countries to cyber threats and attacks. Therefore, any safety concerns should be addressed proactively and without delay.
“There is a shortage in the number of trained cybersecurity professionals, which is why it is important that training programs such as SANS Cairo January are implemented to inform, educate and qualify human resources within the Egyptian cybersecurity market,” comments Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute. “These events also allow like-minded individuals to network, learn from, and share expertise in an environment curated specifically with cybersecurity best practices in mind. Additionally, we are delighted to see that the NTRA is currently in the process of establishing two excellence centres to further nurture Egyptian cybersecurity talent.”
Led in-person by Nik Alleyne, a certified SANS Instructor with over 20 years of experience in IT, with the last ten years being more focused on cybersecurity, the core focus of this training event is SEC503: Network Monitoring and Threat Detection In-Depth. The course delivers technical knowledge, insight, and hands-on training students need to defend their traditional or cloud-based networks confidently. Nik will also simultaneously conduct Live Online sessions for those interested but unable to attend in person. The classes will run from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EET (Eastern European Time), including breaks.
“What sets SEC503 apart from any other course in this space is that we take a bottom-up approach to teaching network monitoring and network forensics, which naturally leads to effective threat hunting. Past students have described it as challenging but one of the most rewarding courses they have taken,” concludes Baltagi.
Register for SANS Cairo January and benefit from the chance to participate in an exclusive NetWars Tournament after the course, which consists of a series of interactive learning scenarios that let participants exercise the advanced cybersecurity skills they have learned in controlled environments.
For more information on SANS Cairo January 2023, click here.
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.