Center for Cybersecurity

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.

Study with the best faculty in cyber security

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 Sentinels Make Their Mark at 2022 National Cyber League Competitions

The SANS.edu Sentinels wrapped up 2022 earning the #1 Power Ranking at the spring National Cyber League (NCL) competition and the #2 Power Ranking at the fall NCL competition out of more than 1,000 teams.

Fall NCL Highlights

  • 3 SANS.edu Sentinels teams made the top 10, earning 2nd, 4th and 8th place
  • 5 of our teams made the top 100
  • 13 SANS.edu students placed in top 100 in the individual NCL competition (out of more than 6,600 participants)
  • SANS.edu student Jacob Elliott finished in 3rd place in the individual competition

              A huge congratulations to all of the SANS.edu Sentinels!

              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. 

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              News from SANS.edu

              Discover what our alumni are up to now. Read the profiles.

              SANS.edu Sentinels Wrap Up 2022 with #1 Power Ranking at Spring National Cyber League Competition and #2 Power Ranking at Fall NCL Competition. Read the press release.

              SANS.edu Sentinels Take Top Prizes at Spring 2022 National Cyber League Competition. Read the press release.

              SANS Technology Institute Announces 2022 Winners of Assante Scholar Awards. Read the press release.

              SANS Technology Institute Announces Inaugural Winners of the HBCU Scholarship CTF Competition. Read the press release.

              SANS Technology Institute Selects Ed Skoudis as its President. Read the press release.

              Contact Us

              Center Email: bmarchant@sans.edu
              Point of Contact: Betsy Marchant



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