Hidayath Khan is a SANS Instructor and also Founder and Principal Security Consultant of Sentelist ME , a Cyber Security consulting firm based out of Dubai, UAE. His previous professional experiences include working as a Senior Security Manager for Scanit ME, Head of SOC for Datafort and as a Senior Security Engineer for Emirates Airline, Dubai.
He has his CISSP, GCIH, GPEN, GSEC, GREM, GHD certifications plus more than 20+ years of focused Cyber Security experience and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and hands-on skills garnered from the trenches in various consulting assignments for a range of fortune 500 companies across the EMEA and APAC region. His area of specialization includes Active Defense, Threat Hunting, Cloud Security, Malware Analysis & Incident Response.
Khan is also an active contributor to the information security community and has published several articles in leading regional magazines such as Computer News Middle East, Network Middle East & Security Advisor Middle East. He is also a prominent speaker at various security conferences and has been involved with SANS Institute as a GIAC Advisory Board member and mentor since 2001. He has been teaching for SANS ever since and has taught SANS courses at several events.