Ned Baltagi - Managing Director - Middle East Africa - SANS - SANS Institute - skills training program - Qatar - Techxmedia

SANS to host immersive skills training program in Qatar

Middle East And Africa

SANS Institute has announced its upcoming in-person training program, SANS ICS410 Doha May 2022, which will take place at the InterContinental Doha from Saturday, May 28 to Thursday, June 2, 2022. The course, taught by real-world practitioners, aims to train cyber workforces that support and defend industrial control systems in keeping the operational environment safe, secure, and resilient against current and emerging cyber threats.

“Due to dynamic nature of industrial control systems, many engineers are unaware of the characteristics and risks of various devices. Furthermore, IT support staff that supply communications pathways and network defenses may not necessarily understand the operational drivers and constraints of the systems. With our ICS410 training, SANS intends to assist traditional IT personnel in the region in completely comprehending the design principles that underpin control systems, as well as how to support those systems in a way that ensures availability and integrity,” said Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute.

SANS ICS410 includes the ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials course, which is personally led by Stephen Mathezer. This provides a foundational set of skills and core security principles required for the variety of tasks involved in daily control system support. Participants will benefit from hands-on, virtual lab learning experiences to control system attack surfaces, methods, and tools, as well as incident-response skills in a control system environment.

“The purpose of this course is also to emphasize the need for control system engineers and operators to understand their role in cybersecurity. This begins with ensuring that a control system is developed and engineered with cybersecurity in mind, and that cybersecurity is prioritized alongside system reliability throughout the system’s lifecycle,” Baltagi concluded.

SANS ICS410 runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. AST, including breaks. With the purchase of the course, participants are also eligible to participate in an exclusive NetWars Tournament. NetWars is a collection of hands-on, interactive learning scenarios that allow students to put their newly acquired cybersecurity skills to the test in risk-free, monitored environments.


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