Intelligent CISO Issue 16 - Page 10

news SANS Institute to enhance critical and strategic cyber skills in KSA Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute ANS Institute, a global leader in cybersecurity training, held SANS Riyadh 2019, a training event for cybersecurity professionals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The event, which was held at Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski, Riyadh from July 28 to August 1 2019, focused on developing skills in critical security and strategic security planning. SANS Riyadh 2019 included two courses – Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls; and Security Strategic Planning, Policy and Leadership, conducted by global cybersecurity experts, Brian Ventura and Mark Williams respectively. Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS Institute, said: “Nation state cyberattacks targeting sensitive critical infrastructure and large-scale enterprises are now a norm that all governments worldwide have to consider. Our courses are designed to train cybersecurity professionals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to counter such sophisticated nation-state driven attacks on the Kingdom’s critical and national infrastructure.” In July 2018, a royal decree was issued in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which stressed that all government agencies should upgrade their cybersecurity to protect networks, systems and electronic data, and abide by policies, frameworks, standards and guidelines issued by the National Cybersecurity Authority. S 10 Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky, and Tim Morris, Executive Director of Police Service at INTERPOL KASPERSKY EXTENDS COOPERATION WITH INTERPOL IN FIGHT AGAINST CYBERCRIME aspersky, a global cybersecurity company, and INTERPOL, the international criminal police organisation, have signed a new five-year agreement to reinforce their collaboration in the fight against cybercrime around the world. K This is the second agreement between the two parties following the first signed in 2014. Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky, and Tim Morris, Executive Director of Police Service at INTERPOL, signed a contribution agreement under which Kaspersky will provide human resources support, training and threat intelligence data on the latest cybercriminal activities to INTERPOL, strengthening the organisation’s cyberthreat hunting capabilities. The signing ceremony took place at INTERPOL World 2019. This cooperation strengthens the existing relationship between the two organisations, ensuring information and technology sharing can support INTERPOL in cybercrime- related investigations. Within the new agreement, Kaspersky will share information about its cyberthreat research and provide the necessary tools to assist with full digital forensics, aimed at strengthening efforts on the prevention of cyberattacks. Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky, said: “With the rise of sophisticated threat actors, collaboration across the ecosystem and the sharing of expertise is more crucial than ever. “We are excited to continue the partnership with INTERPOL and to empower law enforcers with the information and technology needed to combat cybercrime across the globe.” Issue 16 | www.intelligentciso.com