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The SANS Technology Institute ( offers state-of-the-art undergraduate and graduate programs for every stage of your cybersecurity career. is proud to be an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.

Discover the Best College in Cybersecurity

Unlock opportunities at every stage of your cybersecurity career. No other college matches the depth and breadth of our hands-on, state-of-the-art cybersecurity courses — or offers industry-recognized GIAC certifications with every program.

Study with the best faculty in cybersecurity

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 — with support from a student advisor, for college credit, at academic pricing.
National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity 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

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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.

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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


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