SANS Institute and Kuwait Institute of Banking Studies Forge Powerful Partnership to Fortify Cybersecurity Education in Kuwait

Kuwait City, Kuwait - May 30, 2023 - SANS Institute, the global leader in cybersecurity training, is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with the Kuwait Institute of Banking Studies (KIBS), the training arm overseen by the Central Bank of Kuwait. This alliance brings together the expertise of both institutions to deliver an intensive, immersive Cyber Security Leaders Program, designed to create a new front line of cybersecurity professionals in Kuwait's banking and financial sector.

Reflecting on the partnership, Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East, Africa and Turkey at SANS Institute, stated, "Our alliance with KIBS represents a seminal moment in fortifying the cyber resilience of Kuwait's financial sector. Through this comprehensive program, we're empowering participants with state-of-the-art technical skills, strategic knowledge, and hands-on experience that is crucial for pre-empting and mitigating sophisticated cyber threats. This initiative isn't just about raising the bar - it's about setting a new standard of excellence for cybersecurity readiness in the region."

The curriculum has been tailored in alignment with the requirements of the Central Bank of Kuwait and its partners. Besides intense technical training, the program also features a range of activities designed to cultivate the soft skills necessary for effective leadership in the cybersecurity field.

In addition to the SANS e-learning course SEC275: Foundations: Computers, Technology, & Security, SANS will deliver on-site training for SEC401: Security Essentials - Network, Endpoint, and Cloud, and SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, and Incident Handling, solidifying the program's depth and scope.

A standout feature of the program is the practical professional training that will lead to internationally accredited certificates in cybersecurity. The program concludes with a hands-on workshop, designed in cooperation with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

The comprehensive program will span three months and the registration window is now open. Training for SEC275 will commence on 9th of July 2023, and applications have been open since May 1.

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With this partnership, SANS Institute and KIBS are setting a new benchmark in cybersecurity education, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to strengthening global cybersecurity defences.

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The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Today, SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cybersecurity training and certification to professionals in government and commercial institutions worldwide. Renowned SANS instructors teach more than 60 courses at in-person and virtual cybersecurity events and OnDemand. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates practitioner skills through more than 35 hands-on, technical certifications in cybersecurity. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's and bachelor's degrees, graduate certificates, and an undergraduate certificate in cybersecurity. SANS Security Awareness, a division of SANS, provides organizations with a complete and comprehensive security awareness solution, enabling them to manage their "human" cybersecurity risk easily and effectively. SANS also delivers a wide variety of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, webcasts, podcasts, 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 support and educate the global information security community.