Discover the Best Cybersecurity Degree and Certificate Programs

Whether you're just getting started in cybersecurity or you're a seasoned InfoSec professional, SANS.edu gives you the skills you need to advance and the GIAC certifications to prove it. Cybersecurity is all we teach — and nobody does it better. SANS.edu is proud to be an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
Frank Kim

Special Online Information Session: New Graduate Certificate Program in Software Supply Chain Security

Join SANS Fellow Frank Kim to learn about the new graduate certificate program in Software Supply Chain Security designed for working professionals in software development who have coding experience.

Tuesday, March 5 at 1:00 pm (ET)

SANS.edu_at_NCL_2023.png

SANS.edu Sentinels Wrap Up Outstanding 2023 National Cyber League Season

At the fall 2023 National Cyber League (NCL) competition, SANS.edu demonstrated its cybersecurity prowess, becoming the only college out of more than 500 participating colleges to earn Top 5 power rankings in both the Standard Student and Experienced Student brackets.

Quick Facts: SANS.edu Sentinels at 2023 NCL Competitions

  • #1 Power Ranking in Experienced bracket in spring 2023
  • #2 Power Ranking in the Experienced bracket in fall 2023
  • #1 Power Ranking among NSA Centers of Academic Excellence in fall 2023
  • #4 Power Ranking in the Standard bracket in fall 2023
  • #1 Team in the Experienced bracket in spring 2023
  • #2 Team in the Experienced bracket in fall 2023
  • #2 Team in the Standard bracket in fall 2023
  • 28% of the Top 100 individual players in the Experienced bracket in fall 2023 were SANS.edu Sentinels
National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity

SANS.edu Is Designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the NSA

“The CAE-CD designation is a testament to the quality of our cybersecurity faculty and programs. Our graduates are helping to meet the urgent cybersecurity needs of the U.S. government, industry, academia, and research, and we are proud to be part of a select group of cyber programs to have received this important designation.”

- Ed Skoudis, SANS Technology Institute President

SANS.edu participants in International Cyber Challenge

SANS.edu Helps Team USA Win Medal at First International Cyber Challenge

We’re so proud of the SANS.edu participants in Team USA’s bronze medal performance at the first International Cyber Challenge — including TJ O’Connor (coach), Akosua Wordie, Susie Jeziorowski, and Andrew Phillips.

Did you know? SANS.edu participants, including alternates and virtual players, composed 20% of Team USA. 

NSA_Codebreaker_Challenge.jpg

SANS.edu Sentinels Finish in the Top 3 in the NSA Codebreaker Challenge

Congratulations to the SANS.edu Sentinels for finishing in the Top 3 out of 448 schools in the National Security Agency’s 2023 Codebreaker Challenge. Through the challenge, our undergraduate and graduate students sharpen their technical skills in mission-centric scenarios similar to the work the NSA does every day.

Join us for a free online info session to learn more.

The SANS.edu Advantage

Because cyber threats are constantly changing, our courses are continually updated for real-world relevance. But that's just the beginning.
STI_Advantage_Icons-07.svg

GIAC Certifications

Earn professional certifications employers recognize and respect in each of our programs.

STI_Advantage_Icons-10.svg

World-class Faculty

Learn the latest skills and techniques from the world's top cybersecurity practitioners.

STI_Advantage_Icons-09.svg

100% Online Option

You have the option of completing our programs through live or rewindable online courses.

STI_Advantage_Icons-02.svg

Flexible Schedule

Our programs are designed to fit into your busy life and work schedule.

STI_Advantage_Icons-13.svg

Powerful Network

Make connections with some of the most talented students and teachers in the industry.

Learn from the Best

SANS Technology Institute faculty members are rock stars of the cybersecurity field, with a broad base of expertise in government and industry. Their up-to-date examples and deep knowledge ensure that what you learn in class will be useful immediately on the job.

100%
Every member of the SANS.edu faculty is a highly skilled professional currently working in cybersecurity.
150+
More than 150 open source cybersecurity tools have been created by SANS Faculty.
40+
SANS faculty members have authored more than 40 books on information security.
3.5K+
SANS faculty members have produced more than 3,500 research papers and webcasts on information security topics.

SANS Courses and GIAC Certifications

Cybersecurity employers send more than 40,000 of their employees to pursue SANS courses and GIAC certifications each year, confirming the value they see in up-to-date, real-world SANS courses and in the skills validation of GIAC certifications. These are the same courses and certifications you’ll complete at SANS.edu — with support from a student advisor, for college credit, at SANS.edu academic pricing.

Course Delivery Options

Your mind has no borders. Why should your college? Our online and in-person course options are designed to fit your life and how you like to learn.

Success Stories

The SANS Technology Institute prepares some of the brightest minds in cybersecurity for lasting careers that make a meaningful difference. See why these students chose SANS.edu for their cybersecurity education and what they're up to now.

"SANS courses are fully aligned to what is happening in the industry. Course materials are continuously updated based on new developments in cybersecurity. It is rigorous, challenging, and relevant." - Karim Lalji, Senior Manager and North America Penetration Testing Lead, Accenture

cybersecurity student

Take Your Next Step

Need more information? We’re happy to answer your questions. Join us for an info session, email info@sans.edu or call 301.241.7665.

Ready to apply? We look forward to learning about you and your cybersecurity career goals.

Our Grads Get Hired

Our alumni work for organizations large and small, including Fortune 500 companies, military and government organizations, and leading cybersecurity firms. Here are just a few.
Accenture
Discover Financial Services
Northrop Grumman
Adobe
Dragos
OpenSecurity
Akamai
Epic
Oracle
Alert Logic
Expel
Prudential
Amazon
EY
PwC
Aon Cyber Solutions
Facebook
Raytheon
Apple Inc
Fortra
Red Canary
Artic Wolf Networks
Highmark Health
Rendition Infosec
Bank of America
IBM
RSA
Blizzard Entertainment
JHU/APL
SAIC
Boeing
Jigsaw Google
Salesforce
Booz Allen Hamilton
JPMorgan Chase
Sandia National Laboratories
CACI
KBR
SixGen
Capital One
KPMG
Symantec
Cisco
Mantech
Synack
Coalfire
Mastercard
Tanium
Coretelligent
Microsoft
Verizon
CrowdStrike
MITRE
Walmart
Deloitte
NIST
Wells Fargo Bank

Student Reviews

The decision to choose a master's degree from SANS.edu was the best one I have ever made. This transformed me into a true cybersecurity professional.
Viswanath Srinivasan Chirravuri
Software Security Director - Thales DIS USA
SANS.edu made the difference between my being an unemployed college graduate and a well-compensated cyber professional.
Cody Williams
Cyber and Strategic Risk Advisory Consultant - Deloitte
SANS gives you both the technical knowledge and the soft skills to persuade and convince an audience. It offers the highest quality technical security training on the planet.
Michael H. Matthee
Principal Application Security Engineer

    Questions?

    We're happy to help. Email info@sans.edu or call 301.241.7665.