Mission and Vision

Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

The SANS Technology Institute develops technically-skilled leaders to strengthen enterprise and global information security. STI enables full-time working professionals to learn advanced practices and management techniques from faculty who are top scholar-practitioners in the industry, and to integrate real-world applied research into their graduate education.

Vision Statement

The SANS Technology Institute aspires to be the preeminent graduate institution translating contemporary information security practice and scholarship into effective educational experiences. Our graduates will be highly valued because they design state-of-the-art, enterprise-level cyber defenses, champion the adoption of those defenses, and manage their implementation and ongoing operation.

Institutional Goals

In so doing, STI will:

  1. Enable private and public sector enterprises of the United States and its allies to preserve social order and protect their economic rights and military capabilities in the face of cyber attacks;
  2. Provide the national defense establishment, critical industries, businesses and government agencies with information security engineers and managers who have the most current and critical knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively to the evolving cyber attack landscape; and,
  3. Perform leading-edge research that continually identifies current best practice and enhances the state of the art in the practice of information security.