Partnership: Education

Securing The Human

In partnership with REN-ISAC, SANS Securing The Human is offering security awareness training at a steeply discounted rates to qualifying members. Our computer based training program goes beyond just compliance and focuses on changing human behavior with several offerings:

  • STH.EndUser - Compressive Security Awareness based on the 20 Critical Security Controls
  • STH.Developer - Train web developers on the OWASP Top 10 Web Vulnerabilities and the SDLC
  • STH.Phishing - Test your employees by executing your own phishing campaigns in a manner consistent with what real criminals are doing.

All Securing The Human training is SCORM and 508 compliant and can be supplemented with the purchase of additional Support Materials to reinforce information learned. For more detailed information, including pricing, please visit .

SANS Online Training and Certification

Online Training from SANS Institute is a flexible and effective option for information security professionals of all experience levels to complete SANS' top training from anywhere in the world. Training credits may be purchased through the SANS partnership for our two most popular online training formats: OnDemand and vLive. Each offer slightly different features so that students can choose the workflow, interaction and speed of training that they prefer.

OnDemand is a custom E-learning training system that provides four months of access to a SANS course via online courseware. Choose from our library of over 30 OnDemand courses that include; video based training, hands-on labs, quizzes for topic reinforcement, and MP3s of lectures by SANS' top instructors. OnDemand courses also include support by SANS Subject-Matter Experts and powerful search features. See for a complete list of available courses.

vLive is a live, online training option that provides interactive, virtual classroom sessions. Classes typically meet two evenings per week for five or six weeks. This training format also provides six-months of access to an archived version of your course. SANS standard courseware and hands-on lab exercises are included to reinforce the skills learned. A list of currently scheduled vLive courses may be found at

Save up to 55% on Online training when you purchase training credits through the SANS / REN-ISAC partnership Aggregate Buy (cooperative purchase) program. The next purchase window will be open from December 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015.

NetWars: Continuous

SANS NetWars is a suite of hands-on, interactive learning scenarios that enable information security professionals to develop and master the real-world, in-depth skills they need to excel in their field. In SANS award-winning courses, attendees consistently rate our hands-on exercises as the most valuable part of the course. With NetWars, we have really raised the ante, as participants learn in a cyber range while working through various challenge levels, all hands-on, with a focus on mastering the skills information security professionals can use in their jobs every day.

NetWars Continuous allows participants to build their skills on their own time over a four-month period working from their office or home across the Internet. With a whole set of new challenges beyond those included in NetWars Tournament, participants can build their skills and experiment with new techniques in this Internet-accessible cyber range. Also, NetWars Continuous supports a unique Automated Hint System that turns dead ends into learning opportunities. Allows participants an opportunity to advance their hands-on technical skills. Players learn the areas where they need to increase their proficiency so they may improve, come back, and continue the challenge. At the end of the four months, participants will receive a written assessment of the skills which they demonstrated during NetWars.

Sole Source Statement

"SANS training and GIAC certifications are sole source products, manufactured, sold, and distributed exclusively by Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies, Inc. (dba SANS Institute, hereafter known as SANS). SANS products must be purchased directly from SANS ( There are no agents or dealers authorized to represent this product, other than select program specific third party agreements to meet a specific end customer procurement requirement, such as REN-ISAC."

No Reselling Disclaimer

SANS products, training and services, including GIAC certification, cannot be resold without explicit and written approval from an official at SANS Institute.