SANS Institute Announces Partnership with NetHope to Help Increase Cyber Resiliency

SANS expands offering to help NGOs across the globe secure their operations against increasing attacks

BETHESDA, MD, November 17, 2021SANS Institute (SANS) announces a new partnership with NetHope, an organization focused on accelerating impact through the use of technology, in an effort to empower organizations with the cybersecurity professionals and skills they need to create a safer world. Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) worldwide have been vulnerable targets to cyberattacks over the past year, and this new partnership will help ensure they can carry out their mission more effectively and safely.  

“SANS is thrilled to partner with NetHope, as our vision is aligned in empowering cyber practitioners and organizations in reaching their goal to secure their digital infrastructure,” said Ted Beatie, Director of Technical Product Management at SANS Institute. “This new partnership will make a meaningful impact on individuals who will gain important cybersecurity expertise, as well as organizations, who will be able to defend themselves against increasing attacks.”

As a new NetHope technology partner, SANS joins NetHope’s consortium of over 60 leading organizations, who for the past 20 years have been helping the neediest individuals throughout the world.

“Cybersecurity is a high priority for organizations around the world. But for nonprofits it is even more crucial because when harmful digital attacks are successful against nonprofits then the world’s most vulnerable people and communities are in the firing line,” says Lance Pierce, NetHope’s CEO. “We are delighted that The SANS Institute has joined with NetHope at this critical time to help with skilling up and building the resilience of nonprofits. Together with this forward-thinking organization we’ll bring more expertise, more people and more world-leading products to our Member nonprofits, and thereby increase the digital safety of the people and communities they work with.”

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Today, SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals in government and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach more than 60 courses at in-person and virtual cyber security training events and on demand. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates practitioner skills through more than 35 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master’s and bachelor’s degrees, graduate certificates, and an undergraduate certificate in cyber security. SANS Security Awareness, a division of SANS, provides organizations with a complete and comprehensive security awareness solution, enabling them to manage their “human” cybersecurity risk easily and effectively. SANS also delivers a wide variety of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, webcasts, podcasts, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system–the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to support and educate the global information security community.

About NetHope

NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. Made up of a consortium of over 60 leading global nonprofits, NetHope unites with more than 60 technology companies and funding partners to design, fund, implement, adapt, and scale innovative approaches to solve development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Together, the NetHope community strives to transform the world, building a platform of hope for those who receive aid and those who deliver it. Learn more at