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SANS cyber security training is an essential element in the development of individuals and teams that are prepared to protect governmental, military, and commercial institutions from cyberattacks.

The SANS Institute is the most trusted, and by far the largest, provider of training, certification, and research to cyber security professionals globally.

  • In 2015, SANS trained over 30,000 people, including professionals from 91% of the Fortune 100, nearly every US government agency involved in our country's defense against cyberattack, and their counterparts at our most trusted allies in Europe and Asia.
  • Fewer than 75 people are currently qualified to be SANS-Certified Instructors globally. This extraordinary cadre of individuals have been selected through a rigorous process that tests both their expertise in the field *and* their ability to teach effectively. As a group, they author our courses, design our curriculum, and deliver the training in classrooms and online.
  • The 300 employees of the SANS Institute work diligently to enable these instructors to deliver these courses at venues around the world and online, constantly measuring the quality of students' experience and learning.

The SANS Promise is that students will be able to use what they learn in class the moment they return to their office.

SANS Cyber Security Classes

Advance your career and explore our cyber security classes and cyber security skills roadmap, including our site focused on SANS cyber security training in the UK and Europe. Our curricula span from the core essential technical skills and strategies that every cyber security professional should know, to advanced topics in penetration testing and ethical hacking, digital forensics and incident response, defense of critical infrastructure, application development, and audit, and legal topics.

GIAC Cyber Security certifications

GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) was founded in 1999 to validate the skills of cyber security professionals. The purpose of GIAC is to provide assurance that a certified individual has the knowledge and skills necessary for a practitioner in key areas of computer, information and software security. GIAC certifications are trusted by thousands of companies and government agencies, and are unique because they measure specific skills and knowledge areas rather than general infosec knowledge. Learn more about GIAC's cyber security certifications at www.giac.org.

Cyber Security degrees and education

Cyber security masters degrees and graduate certificates in cyber security are available from the SANS Technology Institute. The SANS Technology Institute Master of Science degree programs offer candidates an unparalleled opportunity to excel in the two aspects of cybersecurity that are most important to the success of their employer and their own careers: technical mastery, and managerial competency. In addition to the cyber security master's degree program, the SANS Technology Institute makes shorter groups of courses available to students who are unable to commit to a full master's degree program. These cyber security graduate certificates will augment your skills, provide specialized training, enable you to earn employer-recognized GIAC certifications, and impart a specialized credential from the SANS Technology Institute that will help advance your career. Participants enrolled in these graduate certificate programs likely qualify for tuition reimbursement if their employer offers that benefit, and these programs are eligible for veterans benefits.

Cyber Security Awareness

Cyber security awareness training is essential to reduce the risk that your employees can be tricked by sophisticated phishing or social engineering methods into serving unknowingly as entry points into your information and data systems. SANS Security Awareness award-winning programs provide an extensive set of security awareness services to help keep your workplace and information secure. Learn more about SANS cyber security awareness training.