Cybersecurity professionals upskill in Brazil and Mexico

[theregister.com] 4 days ago

Sponsored Post The scale of cybersecurity threats facing Latin America was brought into focus by recently when it published details of NICKEL, a "China-based threat actor". The malware was used to attack global organisations with "a large amount of activity" targeting Central and South America, including Mexico and Brazil.

Further proof of how fast the threat landscape is growing across the region comes from the August 2022 Statista report, .

Against this backdrop of sharply increasing and ever-more sophisticated cyber attacks, savvy organisations across Latin America are recognising the need to improve information security resilience and boost the skills of their cybersecurity professionals. So it's no surprise to learn that infosec thought leadership organisation, the SANS Institute, has organised its first ever training events in the Latin America region, scheduled for May and July 2023:

- Brazil training event: Sao Paulo, BR and Virtual – Brasilia Time BRT

- Mexico training event: Mexico City, MX and Virtual –  Central Time CT

Both these training seminars can be accessed live online, or the good old-fashioned way in-person.

For the Mexico event, some classes will be taught by Spanish-speaking instructors and others will have simultaneous translation between English and Spanish. All classes at the Brazil event can be taken with simultaneous translation into the Portuguese language.

The seminars will feature practical cybersecurity training taught by real-world practitioners and include hands-on labs in a safe virtual environment. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn Containing Professional Education (CPE) credits to demonstrate ongoing skill development, and several courses will align with Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) qualifications. To help keep everyone connected a dedicated Slack chat channel will be set for networking around the seminars.

Although the verbal teaching will be in the native language with translation support or native speaking instructors, the physical courseware, books, supporting materials, slides, and any other written material will be in English, including the GIAC certifications exam. An archive of course lectures will be uploaded to delegates' accounts daily during the events, and there'll be four months of access to course lectures/recordings after the training seminars.

Interested in attending? It's worth noting that both events have an Early Bird discount of US$500. For the Brazil event, you need to get your order in before April 5th, and for the Mexico event by May 24th. Whatever you do in cyber security, don't delay.

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