|16 April, 2019

SANS Institute to deliver its first ever cyber security training event in Oman at SANS Muscat 2019

Oman event to focus on training participants in incident handling, computer crime investigation, hacker tools workshop, security operations centers, network security architecture, automation and continuous security monitoring

SANS Institute to deliver its first ever cyber security training event in Oman at SANS Muscat 2019

Muscat: SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, announced

SANS Muscat 2019, the company’s first ever cyber security training event to be held in Oman, from April 27, 2019 to May 2, 2019 at the InterContinental Hotel, Muscat. The event, which is already highly subscribed, aims to develop deep, hands-on skills among cyber security professionals in the country through its popular immersion-style training.

Expert SANS instructors will help participants develop high-level skills in incident handling, computer crime investigation, hacker tools workshop, security operations centers, network security architecture, automation and continuous security monitoring.


Inside Oman, proactive initiatives by the Oman Information Technology Authority and Oman Computer Emergency Readiness Team amongst others, have helped to raise the cyber readiness position of Oman to global benchmark levels. According to the Global Cybersecurity Index 2018 published by the International Telecommunication Union, Oman ranks second amongst Arab countries with the highest score in the organizational pillar and with a strong score for the cooperation pillar.

"It is our pleasure to roll out our first ever SANS cybersecurity training event in Muscat. Oman has some of the best cybersecurity awareness measures across the government and public sector institutions in the Arab world. SANS Institute is proud to host this event in Muscat and play its part in raising awareness and competency levels in cybersecurity techniques and practices amongst the cybersecurity professionals in government organizations, supporting institutions, and public and private sector organizations,” said Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East & Africa at SANS Institute.

"In-depth, deep dive and hands-on training programs such as SANS Muscat 2019, will help raise the competency levels of in-country cybersecurity professionals to global levels. They will be even better prepared to detect, thwart, and remediate sophisticated and nation state type of threat actors. At SANS Muscat 2019, our world-leading, global cyber security experts, will provide the kind of hands-on immersion style training that will give the cross section of attendees the skills they need to distinguish themselves as true information security leaders,” added Mr. Baltagi.

SANS Muscat 2019 will offer two courses – SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, which includes GCIH Certification, Masters program, DoDD 8140, Cyber Guardian; and SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations with GMON Certification, 46 CPEs, Masters Program. Top cyber security experts Chris Dale, and Maxim Deweerdt will conduct sessions with comprehensive coverage of tools, techniques and methodologies, and train participants to find vulnerabilities and mitigate their effects.

SANS Institute has planned a number of regional events in 2019 across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, and Kuwait.

For more information on SANS Muscat 2019, please visit


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 30 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. ( )

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