SANS Institute Named a Leader in Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Magic Quadrant by Gartner

Bethesda, Md. – SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced that it is ranked by Gartner as a leader in Security Awareness Computer-Based Training. This is the second consecutive year that SANS is named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for security awareness training.

"SANS is honored to be recognized as a leader by Gartner for the completeness of vision of our security awareness training solution and our ability to execute that vision," said Lance Spitzner, Founder and Director of Securing The Human at SANS Institute. "Our ability to make it easy to both achieve compliance and manage an effective security awareness program has been key to the success of our security awareness training program. These achievements are critical for security awareness officers who need turnkey solutions that change behavior."

SANS training content is designed, built and delivered by world-class instructors and cybersecurity practitioners. These are the experts called in to analyze, fix and learn from high profile, high stakes cybersecurity incidents around the world. Security awareness professionals trust SANS training to maximize the impact of every training touch.

The security awareness program includes everything security awareness officers need to simply and effectively build a best-in-class security awareness program:

  • Expert-authored training, tools, and content for easy compliance, better behavior change, and a more secure culture.
  • Powerful assessments and turnkey phishing awareness training.
  • The Advanced Cybersecurity Learning Platform (ACLP) ensures the right employees receive the right training at the right time. The ACLP automates a number of the tasks, saving time and ensuring organizations follow a proven roadmap to success.
  • Managed services support security awareness of officers from program start up to measuring success.
  • The world's largest and most engaged community of cybersecurity professionals benefit from quick access to relevant and actionable information.

About SANS Securing The Human
SANS Securing The Human has worked with over 1,400 organizations and trained over 6.5 million people around the world. Security awareness training content is translated into over 20 languages. Whether seeking check-the-box easy compliance or industry-leading content, training, and services, organizations benefit from SANS Securing The Human's unwavering commitment to helping organizations effectively understand, manage, and measure their human cyber risks. (

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant Report
The Gartner Magic Quadrant report analyzes vendors in a given market, assigning them to categories such as niche players, challengers, visionaries and leaders. The SANS Institute was recognized as a leader because of its "completeness of vision" and the "ability to execute" that vision.

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 a master’s degree, 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 easily and effectively manage their ‘human’ cybersecurity risk. 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. (