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SANS is the best and most trusted source for information and computer security training. We offer training through several delivery methods - live &virtual conferences, mentors, online, and private. Our computer security courses are developed by industry leaders in numerous fields including network security, forensics, audit, security leadership, and application security. Courses are taught by real-world practitioners who are the best at ensuring you not only learn the material, but that you can apply it immediately when you return to the office. In addition to top-notch training, we offer certification via the ANSI accredited GIAC security certification program as well as numerous free security resources including newsletters, whitepapers and webcasts.



The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) was founded in 1999 to validate the real-world skills of IT security professionals. GIAC's purpose is to provide assurance that a certified individual has practical security awareness, knowledge and skills in key areas of computer security, network security and software security. GIAC offers certifications for over 20 job-specific responsibilities that reflect the current practice of information security.


Internet Storm Center

The Internet Storm Center gathers millions of intrusion detection log entries every day, from sensors covering over 500,000 IP addresses in over 50 countries. It is rapidly expanding in a quest to do a better job of finding new storms faster, identifying the sites that are used for attacks, and providing authoritative data on the types of attacks that are being mounted against computers in various industries and regions around the globe. The Internet Storm Center is a free service to the Internet community. The work is supported by the SANS Institute from tuition paid by students attending SANS security education programs. Volunteer incident handlers donate their valuable time to analyze detects and anomalies, and post a daily diary of their analysis and thoughts on the Storm Center web site.



SANS is a thought leader in information security making The SANS Technology Institute one of the nation's leading security graduate schools that grants Masters degrees in information security. Students are taught to be leaders with a demonstrated track record of leadership, knowledge and expertise in information technology and security. At SANS, the wisdom of industry and business, college academia and practical skills merge as students are taught by leaders with a demonstrated track record of leadership, knowledge and expertise in information technology and security.


Security Awareness

SANS Securing the Human is the world's leading provider of information security awareness services. We can quickly supply everything you need for a comprehensive Awareness Program; including online training, newsletters, posters, screensavers, banners, flyers and other materials.


Digital Forensics

Every organization will eventually deal with cyber-crime. Fraud, intrusion, insider threats, phishing and other cyber-crimes are now a fact of life. If you are an IT or law enforcement professional and don't know how to look for and sort out these cases, your skills are becoming less valuable every day. SANS developed this site and the related resources to provide a 'home' for those that are focused on computer forensics. You can find advice, research, training, and other resources to unravel incidents and fight crime.


Penetration Testing

High-value penetration testing doesn't involve just throwing a bunch of hacks at a target environment and declaring victory when a shell prompt magically pops up. Instead, the best penetration testers focus on understanding their craft in-depth, providing significant value to organizations by improving their security stance through technical excellence and implementation of a well-understood and repeatable methodologies, which will deliver real savings and security to the business.


SANS Cyber Defense

Although we are thought leaders in the industry, we do not just talk about cyber defense or publish industry-leading research, we are actively doing it. All of our instructors live and breathe cyber defense on a daily basis it is part of our DNA. Many of the cutting edge solutions are being developed by our instructors. All instructors are practicing network professionals so you are learning from the experts. You are not being taught things that could work. You are being taught things that have worked and continue to be an effective method of defending against the threats.


Software Security

SANS Software Security brings the most trusted name in computer security training to developers, programmers and application security professionals.