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SANS CyberTalent Assessment Products


The data and insights to improve your team's performance.

SANS offers nine web-based assessment tools that provide cybersecurity managers with information and data to better manage their team's skills and performance, improve their hiring efforts, and make their training investment more productive.


Talent Pipeline

Skills

Information Security Aptitude Assessments

Focuses on the three core elements of aptitude:

  • Technical Comprehension
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Knowledge Application

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Cloud

Provides assessment data and insights in:

  • Cloud Models and Fundamentals
  • Cloud Access Management and Auditing
  • Cloud Application and Service Security
  • Cloud Architecture and Automation
  • Cloud Risk and Compliance

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CyberTalent Enhanced

Provides assessment data and insights in:

  • Information Security Aptitude
  • Networking Concept Domain
  • Defense in Depth Domain
  • Internet Security Technologies Domain
  • Communications Security Domain
  • Operating Systems Security Domain

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Cyber Defense

Provides assessment data and insights in:

  • Information Security Foundations
  • Cornerstone Information Security
  • Advanced Information Security Principles

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Penetration Testing

Provides assessment data and insights in:

  • Penetration Testing Fundamentals
  • Cornerstone Penetration Testing Advanced
  • Penetration Testing Principles

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Application Security

Provides assessment data and insights in:

  • Common Web Application Attacks
  • Web Application Architecture Security
  • Secure Coding Principles, Practices and Software Development Lifecycle

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Digital Forensics

Provides assessment data and insights in:

  • Digital Forensics Foundations
  • Cornerstone Digital Forensics
  • Advanced Digital Forensics Principles

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Industrial Control Systems

Provides assessment data and insights in:

  • Industrial Control System Foundations
  • Cornerstone Industrial Control System Principles
  • Advanced Industrial Control System Principles

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Management

Provides assessment data and insights in:

  • Information Security Fundamentals
  • Information Security Management
  • Core Management and Leadership

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"With the increase in complexity and frequency of cyber-attacks, recruiting individuals who not only understand the current threat landscape but trends for future attacks is paramount. In correlation with the VetSuccess program, the SANS Cyber Talent Enhanced (CTE) Assessment has been an excellent tool in helping us identify high-potential talent who will thrive in the cybersecurity field."
Scott Sherrell
Former ALVA Technical Team Lead

We use CyberTalent Assessments as a recruitment tool during our hiring process as well as for assessing and determining training opportunities for our existing employees. Using the Assessments during the hiring process has been very beneficial for allowing us to understand a candidate's skill level.
Jake Dorval
RSA® NetWitness®
Suite Practice Manager & Acting Global Services Product Lead (SPL) - NetWitness® Suite

Pricing

CyberTalent Assessments are sold in quantities of 25 or greater. The CyberTalent Enhanced (CTE) Assessments are $200/assessment. All other CyberTalent Assessments are $150/assessment. Click here to purchase a pack of assessments.

CyberTalent Assessments: GIAC Program Rules

All SANS CyberTalent assessments are delivered online via the GIAC Certification exam engine. Any individual or candidate completing a SANS CyberTalent Assessment is bound by the GIAC Program Rules which include the GIAC Candidate Agreement and the GIAC Disability Policy.

GIAC provides reasonable accommodations to ensure all individuals with disabilities have a fair and equal opportunity, appropriate to the candidate's diagnosis and needs. GIAC applies the guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act to both international and domestic candidates alike. Please see the GIAC Disability Accommodation Policy for more information. For inquiries prior to application for a Disability Accommodation, please contact ada@giac.org.