Center for Cybersecurity

The SANS Technology Institute ( 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. is proud to be an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.

Study with the best faculty in cybersecurity

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

Nattional Cyber League - Spring 2024 Sentinels Triumph at Spring 2024 National Cyber League Competition

At the spring 2024 National Cyber League (NCL) competition, demonstrated its cybersecurity prowess once again.  Among more than 500 participating colleges and universities, stood out as one of just three to achieve Top 10 power rankings in both the Standard Student and Experienced Student brackets.

  • #1 Power Ranking (Experienced Students)
  • #1, #2, #3, and #4 Individual Players (Experienced Students)
  • More than 30% of the Top 100 individual players in the Experienced bracket were Sentinels participants in International Cyber Challenge Helps Team USA Win Medal at First International Cyber Challenge

We’re so proud of the 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? participants, including alternates and virtual players, composed 20% of Team USA. Sentinels Logo

News from

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

SANS Technology Institute named one of the "10 colleges and universities shaping the future of cybersecurity education" by Help Net Security. Read the article.

SANS Technology Institute Sentinels Wrap Up Another Outstanding National Cyber League Season. Read the press release.

SANS Technology Institute Celebrates 2023 Assante Scholar Award Winners. Read the press release.

SANS Technology Institute Sentinels Triumph Again: #1 Power Ranking at NCL Spring 2023 Showdown! Read the press release.

SANS Technology Institute president Ed Skoudis writes about Pen testing amid the rise of AI-powered threat actors in TechTarget. Read the TechTarget article.

Shining Stars in ICS Cybersecurity: Tim Conway and SANS Technology Institute Students are Honored with Prestigious Michael J. Assante Awards. Read the press release. 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. Sentinels Finish in Top 10 at the 2022 NSA Codebreaker Challenge. Read the press release. Sentinels Take Top Prizes at Spring 2022 National Cyber League Competition. 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.

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Point of Contact: Betsy Marchant


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