Learn from the Best Cyber Security Experts in the Industry
Each of our 120+ SANS Institute instructors is a cyber security expert and passionate teacher, dedicated to strengthening the cyber security community.
Years on average as cyber security practitioners before being selected to become SANS Certified Instructors.
More than 150 open source cyber security tools have been created by SANS instructors.
SANS instructors have authored more than 40 books on information security.
SANS instructors have produced more than 3,500 research papers and webcasts on information security topics.
Robert M. Lee
Senior Instructor Robert has worked offense, defense, and intelligence in various government teams, and is currently the CEO and founder of Dragos, Inc., a cybersecurity solutions provider for industrial control system networks.Learn More
Fellow An experienced cybersecurity professional and business leader, Lenny is the CISO at Axonius and course author of FOR610 and SEC402.Learn More
Certified Instructor Katie is the Director of Intelligence at Red Canary, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and is a Cyberjutsu Girls Academy (CGA) program manager.Learn More
Senior Instructor Tim Medin is the founder and Principal Consultant at Red Siege, a company focused on adversary emulation and penetration testing. Tim is also the SANS MSISE Program Director and a course author.Learn More
Principal Instructor Eric serves as a Senior Director at Kroll in the company's cybersecurity and investigations practice and teaches FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting for SANS.Learn More
Fellow To say that digital forensics is central to Heather Mahalik's life is quite the understatement. Heather has worked on high-stress and high-profile cases, investigating everything from child exploitation to Osama Bin Laden's media.Learn More
Fellow Ed is the founder of the SANS Penetration Testing Curriculum and Counter Hack; leads the team that builds NetWars, Holiday Hack, and CyberCity; and serves on the Board of Directors for the SANS Technology Institute.Learn More
Certified Instructor Through his years of experience as a Lead Cyber Security Analyst and SOC Manager for a major pharmaceutical company with over 100,000 employees and global operations, John has developed real-world, first-hand knowledge of what it takes to defend an organization against advanced cyber-attacks.Learn More
What Students Say About SANS Instructors
Justin Henderson is the reason I continue to recommend SANS to my peers: He is a superb instructor and an infosec rockstar.
Chad Tilbury continues to impress with his delivery and knowledge. His experience in forensics and expertise with the tools and processes is so helpful to draw from.
Joshua Lemon is amazing. He has the professional experience to significantly enhance and supplement course content, and modernizes all of his examples and information so that the course is immediately relevant to my job.
Doc was excellent as always. He is knowledgeable, engaging and professional. I am very impressed and would happily recommend [SEC401] and Doc's abilities to anyone wanting to learn cyber security.
Erik Van Buggenhout is excellent. He speaks with disarming authority, has inflection and enthusiasm, and injects humor into the learning process.
Alexandre did a great job of providing helpful hints at precisely the right point with a healthy dose of humour and banter that made the experience a lot of fun!
Instructors Bryce Galbraith and Alexander Braulik are world class, and the SEC599 labs are flawless.
Alex was really good at troubleshooting (and showing us how to troubleshoot) issues that could come up in windows exploit. He took the time to show us how challenges can come up and his thought process in resolving them.
My-Ngoc is clearly passionate about the discipline of security management. It is rare. And I really learned a lot from her commentary mixed into the delivery.
I lost count of the messages I bugged Brandon with regarding NetWars. I'm not sure how he kept them organized and was able to respond thoughtfully and provide me tips and hints on each message.