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About SANS.edu

The SANS Technology Institute (SANS.edu) offers career-focused undergraduate and graduate programs on the cutting edge of cybersecurity. We are one of the largest cybersecurity programs in the United States and the only college focused exclusively on cybersecurity.

The SANS.edu Advantage

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GIAC Certifications

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

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World-class Faculty

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

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100% Online Option

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

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Flexible Schedule

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

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Powerful Network

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

Learn from the Best

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Every member of the SANS.edu faculty is a highly skilled professional currently working in cybersecurity.
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More than 150 open source cybersecurity tools have been created by SANS Faculty.
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SANS faculty members have authored more than 40 books on information security.
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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.
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Join Us for an Online Info Session

Learn more about the SANS.edu undergraduate programs at a free online info session. Our undergraduate alumni have an average starting salary of $94K. We'll discuss why they become so marketable and how we support their job search — and we'll answer your questions.

Wed, Sept 7 at 12:30 pm (ET)

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"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, Managing Security Consultant, TELUS

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Join Us for an Online Info Session

  • Learn more about the SANS.edu graduate programs at an online info session. Have questions? We’ll answer them. Thu, Aug 18 at 2 pm (ET). Register here
  • Discover the Graduate Certificate Program in Incident Response at a special info session featuring cybersecurity professionals who have gone through the program. Wed, Aug 24 at 1 pm (ET). Register here.

    Course Delivery Options

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    “You get a lot of personal attention to get through the program because of the student advisors. They are the foundation of the SANS.edu experience.” - Christopher Hurless, Systems Engineer, Northwestern University in Qatar

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    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.
    Adobe
    Discover Financial Services
    Northrop Grumman
    Akamai
    Epic
    OpenSecurity
    Amazon
    Expel
    Oracle
    Apple Inc
    EY
    PwC
    Artic Wolf Networks
    Facebook
    Raytheon
    Bank of America
    FireEye
    Red Canary
    Blizzard Entertainment
    IBM
    Rendition Infosec
    Boeing
    Jigsaw Google
    RSA
    Booz Allen Hamilton
    JHU/APL
    SAIC
    Capital One
    JPMorgan Chase
    Salesforce
    Cisco
    KBR
    Sandia National Laboratories
    Coalfire
    Mantech
    SixGen
    Coretelligent
    Mastercard
    Symantec
    CrowdStrike
    Microsoft
    Verizon
    Deloitte
    MITRE
    Walmart
    Dragos
    NIST
    Wells Fargo Bank
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    Go Sentinels!

    Meet our mascot. Born of the brilliant minds of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff, the SANS.edu Sentinels are in a constant state of alertness and proactively seeking out threats.

    Nickname: "Cyberus” (in a nod to Cerberus from Greek mythology)
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    Visit the Store

    The SANS Technology Institute has partnered with Competitive Edge to offer an online store with SANS.edu apparel and accessories.

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    "SANS is the Oxford of security studies, so expectations are naturally quite high. Living up to those is not a trivial accomplishment!" - Shawna Turner, Principal Engineer, Nike

    Get More Info

    Discover how the SANS Technology Institute can help you launch or advance your cybersecurity career. Complete this form and we'll send you additional information, invitations to upcoming online info sessions, and updates.

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    Questions?

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