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SANS prepares for back to back events in the Gulf Region

Muscat and Dubai play host for information security training in December and January

  • United Kingdom
  • 19 November, 2013

The SANS Institute still has seats available for students keen to attend upcoming training events taking place in the Gulf region in December and January.

SANS brings world-class information security training to Muscat in Oman from Saturday 14th to Thursday 19th of December. The 5-star Al Bustan Palace hotel will host two of SANS' most popular courses with Ted Demopoulos teaching 'SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style' which covers all of the core areas of security and is ideal for those looking to develop their existing understanding of technology, networks and security.

Oman will also host 'SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Twenty Critical Security Controls' taught by James Lyne, Director, EMEA at SANS and Director of Technology Strategy at security firm Sophos. The course teaches how to master the specific techniques and tools needed to implement and audit the Critical Controls.

In January, SANS returns to Dubai with two more highly regarded information security training courses. Lyne will lead the 'SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking' course while Jess Garcia, founder of One eSecurity and a Senior Security Engineer with over 15 years of experience will teach the popular 'FOR508: Advanced Computer Forensic Analysis and Incident Response' course.

The Dubai event will run from January 25th to the 30th at the Hilton Jumeirah hotel and attendees that sign up by December 11th can save up to $250 on tuition fees. For more information or to register, please visit for SANS Oman 2013 and for SANS Dubai 2014.

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