Our Commitment

SANS+HBCU Mission

We stand in solidarity with those who, like us, are committed to advancing equal opportunity for all.

Transforming the Landscape of Cybersecurity

SANS is dedicated to creating opportunity by providing more pathways to education, community, and careers. We believe that there is no place for racism or discrimination in our community or industry. We stand in solidarity with those who, like us, are committed to advancing equal opportunity for all.

The SANS+HBCU Committee was birthed as a spinoff of the SANS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force with a strategic focus on connecting Historically Black Colleges and Universities with industry-leading SANS/GIAC training and resources.

According to United Negro College Fund (UNCF), HBCUs are responsible for 25% of all African American students with bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields despite making up only 3% of our nation’s universities and colleges. Establishing cybersecurity programs within HBCUs gives SANS the opportunity to work with large groups of innovative Black talent who are already on a path towards higher education, paving the road to a more diverse cybersecurity industry faster.

The SANS+HBCU committee focuses the deep resources of SANS on creating a bridge to diversify cybersecurity with innovative Black talent from Historically Black Colleges and Universities through partnership, training, certification, resources, advocacy, and mentorship.

SANS+HBCU Initiatives

  • Partnerships
  • Cyber Ranges
  • Cyber Talent Academy
  • Webcasts, Forums, and Community

Committee Members

  • Dennis Scandrett, SANS+HBCU Chair
  • Delisha Hodo, SANS+HBCU Co-Chair
  • Alexandra Bishop
  • Monisha Bush
  • Lara Dawson
  • Alison Kim
  • Chelsea Newbould
  • Lisa Peterson

Questions?

Reach out to us at hbcu@sans.org anytime.