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The SANS Technology Institute Is Now Accredited By The Middle States Commission on Higher Education

  • Bethesda, MD
  • December 3, 2013

The SANS Technology Institute announced today that it is now accredited by The Middle States Commission of Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 - 267.284.5000) an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The SANS Technology Institute was established in 2005 as an independent subsidiary of the SANS Institute to offer Master of Science degree programs in Information Security Engineering and Information Security Management.

"Accreditation is an important achievement as we continue our mission to educate cybersecurity engineers and managers with the deep technical skills required to be effective in their organizations," stated Alan Paller, President of the SANS Technology Institute. "Being accredited means that the SANS Technology Institute meets all of the Standards of Excellence used by Middle States in their peer-review of members, and expresses their confidence in our mission and goals, performance, and resources. Importantly, such accreditation may qualify SANS Technology Institute students to receive tuition reimbursement if their employers offer that benefit."

The SANS Master of Science degree programs are tailored to develop the technically proficient cybersecurity leaders desperately needed to defend government and commercial organizations. SANS master's students gain a deep technical understanding of how the underlying technology is exploited in order to determine how and where skills and resources should be allocated to defend against attacks. The SANS Technology Institute has graduated some of America's most impressive cybersecurity leaders, and its graduates have proven capabilities validated by the successful acquisition of multiple GIAC certifications, high scores in NetWars simulations, multiple practical exercises and group projects, and demonstrated capabilities in communications and applied, peer-reviewed research.

The SANS Technology Institute offers the key qualities students seek in a cybersecurity master's program:

  • World-class, cutting-edge technical courses that establish and specialize their skills;
  • Teaching faculty with an unparalleled reputation for industry leadership, who bring the material to life;
  • Simulation & group projects that teach students to write, present and persuade effectively;
  • Flexibility to attend courses when and where they are most convenient, either live in classrooms or online from home; and
  • A reputation for excellence that employers know and respect, augmenting the value of the degree.

In 2014, the SANS Technology Institute will admit 100 students to its graduate cybersecurity programs. Learn more about SANS Technology Institute's programs and admissions requirements at http://www.sans.edu/info/144857.

About SANS Technology Institute

SANS Technology Institute was established in 2005 to offer graduate programs leading to Master of Science degrees in Information Security Engineering and Information Security Management. The SANS Technology Institute is the only regionally accredited graduate institution focused solely on cybersecurity. Learn more at www.sans.edu.

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