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World-Class Cyber Security Instructors

SANS instructors are committed to providing engaging and positive learning environments that focus on key skills taught through lectures, immersive hands-on labs, and interactive discussions. Not only have these individuals proven their expertise in the field, but they have also demonstrated extraordinary ability to train others to advance their own capabilities. Our instructors make it possible for SANS and GIAC to deliver on our mission to prepare and deploy the next generation of cyber security professionals.

Learn from the Best

Each of our 120+ SANS Institute instructors is a cyber security expert and passionate teacher, dedicated to strengthening the cyber security community.

16+
Years on average as cyber security practitioners before being selected to become SANS Certified Instructors.
150+
More than 150 open source cyber security tools have been created by SANS instructors.
40+
SANS instructors have authored more than 40 books on information security.
3.5K+
SANS instructors have produced more than 3,500 research papers and webcasts on information security topics.

Featured Instructors

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"SANS instructors are active professionals in the field. They are guaranteed to have real world experience and are up-to-date on the latest trends in the industry. This is a tremendous benefit when dealing with an industry that's constantly evolving." – Jeremiah Hainly, Senior Cyber Defense Analyst, The Hershey Company

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.
Paul Robinson
- AirBorn, Inc
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 C
US Military
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.
Puneet Sethi
- Binary Defense
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.
Paul Farthing
Erik Van Buggenhout is excellent. He speaks with disarming authority, has inflection and enthusiasm, and injects humor into the learning process.
Brian Schlueter
- AbbVie
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!
James Shaker
Instructors Bryce Galbraith and Alexander Braulik are world class, and the SEC599 labs are flawless.
Mateusz Piorkowski
- Pepsico
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.
Jeremy Frois
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.
Chris Pennycuick
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.
Michael Thoma
- Palo Alto Networks