SANS Technology Institute

Graduate and undergraduate programs on the cutting edge of information security. Cybersecurity is all we teach and nobody does it better.

The only graduate program that combines SANS technical training and certifications, recognized as the industry’s best, with leadership and management curriculum specifically designed to advance your career in Information Security. The SANS Technology Institute, an independent subsidiary of SANS, is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 - 267.284.5000) an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Mission: The SANS Technology Institute develops leaders to strengthen enterprise and global information security. STI educates managers and engineers in information security practices and techniques, attracts top scholar-practitioners as faculty, and engages both students and faculty in real-world applied research.

Thinking of a career change? If want to join the cybersecurity workforce, consider the SANS.edu undergraduate certificate — available 100% online. Learn more at the free online info session on Tue, June 16 at 12pm EDT. Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8719857689191747596

SANS.edu’s five job-specific graduate certificates - available 100% online - give working InfoSec professionals:

- Up-to-date cyber skills
- A respected credential for your resume
- Industry-recognized GIAC certifications
- Support from a student advisor
- Access to a powerful alumni network

Our programs qualify for most corporate tuition assistance plans. All SANS.edu programs are eligible for VA Education Benefits.

SANS.edu Grad Certificate Programs:
- Cybersecurity Engineering
- Cyber Defense Operations
- Incident Response
- Industrial Control Systems Security
- Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking

Applications accepted monthly.

Learn more at the online info session Tue, June 9 at 1pm EDT. Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/836397800944787468

Did you know SANS.edu offers a grad certificate in Pen Testing & Ethical Hacking that can be completed 100% online? Learn about all our grad programs at the free online info session on Tue, June 9 at 1pm EDT. Register here -->
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/836397800944787468

Did you know SANS.edu offers a grad certificate in Cyber Defense Operations that's available 100% online? Learn about all of the SANS.edu grad programs at the free online info session. Tue, June 9 at 1pm EDT. Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/836397800944787468

The Microsoft Security Intelligence Team is warning of a “massive” phishing campaign that uses malicious Excel files. Get the details on this and all the other top cybersecurity news in the twice-weekly SANS NewsBites newsletter. https://www.sans.org/newsletters/newsbites/xxii/42

Need help cutting through the noise? The SANS Institute has compiled the ultimate list of its cheat sheets, each on a particular area of cybersecurity & IT. Download them all and keep them handy for quick reference!
https://www.sans.org/blog/the-ultimate-list-of-sans-cheat-sheets/

Want to advance in incident response? Learn about the SANS.edu grad certificate incident response and all our career-focused grad programs for #InfoSec pros. Free online info session on Thu, May 28 at 2pm (EDT). Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2742960859113009932

This Memorial Day, and every day, we celebrate our veterans. We thank all who have served -- including those among our students, alumni, faculty and staff -- and remember those who gave their lives to support ideals we cherish. #memorialday #neverforget

Are you thinking about starting the SANS.edu master's program this fall? Apply by Aug 1, get a decision in Sept, and start in Oct or Nov. Available 100% online. Join the online info session, Thu, May 28 at 2pm (EDT). Register here -->

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2742960859113009932

SAVE THE DATE: Join a free online info session to learn how an undergrad certificate from SANS.edu can prepare you to launch a cybersecurity career. Available 100% online. Thu, June16 at 12pm (EDT). Register here -->
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8719857689191747596

Did you miss yesterday's special [email protected] Talk w/ @SANSDefense Instructor Micah Hoffman? You can watch it on demand and gain some #OSINT (open source intelligence) wisdom ***for FREE*** via the SANS YouTube channel: youtu.be/BVFhMqktkeE

Using free web sites, built in web browser tools, and free python scripts, Micah shows how to harvest data from social media applications, the "whois" system, and from breach data that will not appear in search engine results. Watch to gain a better understanding of JSON, APIs, reverse whois, and how to run python tools.

Speaker Bio
Micah Hoffman has been active in the information technology field since 1998, working with federal government, commercial, and internal customers to discover and quantify cybersecurity weaknesses within their organizations. As a highly active member of the cybersecurity and OSINT communities, Micah uses his real-world Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT), penetration testing, and incident response experience to provide customized solutions to his customers and comprehensive instruction to his students.

Join a free online information session to learn how a SANS.edu master’s degree or one of our 5 job-specific graduate certificates can help you advance your #cybersecurity career.

Cybersecurity is all we teach — and nobody does it better.

We’ll discuss:
- Courses, faculty, and course delivery options
- How you apply
- Tuition and funding options

Thu, May 28 at 2pm (EDT). Register here -->

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2742960859113009932

The Texas Department of Transportation was hit with ransomware earlier this month. John Pescatore, Director of Emerging Security Trends at SANS, has the details in the latest issue of the twice-weekly SANS NewsBites newsletter.

Read now & subscribe for ***free*** to get top cyber news delivered straight to your inbox: https://www.sans.org/newsletters/newsbites/xxii/40

Join SANS for a ***FREE*** virtual #pentest summit on June 4-5:

- Virtual Talks & Panel Discussions
- #NetWars & Jupiter Rockets CTF
- Networking Opportunities, via Virtual Chat Rooms

#SANSHackFest @SANSInstitute
More Info: https://www.sans.org/event/hackfest-ranges-summit-2020

Want to learn about adversary techniques and how you can detect them? View the free [email protected] webcast with SANS Instructor Michel Coene on the SANS YouTube channel: youtu.be/xmNpS9mbwEc

The current endpoint monitoring capabilities available to us are unprecedented. Many tools and our self/community-built detection rules rely on parent-child relationships and command-line arguments to detect malicious activity taking place on a system.

There are, however, ways the adversaries can get around these detections. In this presentation, Michel Coene talks about the following techniques and how we can detect them:

- Parent-child relationships spoofing
- Command-line arguments spoofing
- Process injection
- Process hollowing

Speaker Bio
In addition to his work at SANS, Michel Coene is the incident response lead at NVISO where he manages a team of incident responders and forensic analysts that respond to cyber incidents worldwide.

Michel looks at security problems from both an offensive and defensive perspective, matching perfectly with the purple teaming perspective of SEC599 (also known as course ISE 6250 at SANS.edu): Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses.

How many of the ever-popular SANS #cybersecurity posters do you have? Check them all out and download for free: https://www.sans.org/security-resources/posters/

Looking for some educational #cybersecurity resources to help you master a topic or troubleshoot a problem? SANS produces thousands of free resources annually, including research by SANS.edu graduate students. You can find them all in one convenient spot. Start exploring: www.sans.org/free

TIME CORRECTION: Learn how SANS.edu grad and undergrad programs can help you launch or advance your #cybersecurity career. Join the free online info session tomorrow (5/14) at 10am EDT (8am MDT). Register here -->

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4788547268202875150

[05/11/20]   The SANS Technology Institute congratulates Josh Johnson. We’re proud that you’ve joined the ranks of SANS.edu master's degree graduates — Eric Conrad, Mark Baggett, James Tarala and Matthew Toussain — who have become SANS Certified Instructors. What an achievement! 👏👏👏

If you're considering changing careers to #cybersecurity, join the free online info session for the SANS.edu undergrad certificate this Wed. If you attend and apply, the college will waive your application fee. Register here -->

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7108838958523149068

Happy Mother's Day from SANS.edu! We celebrate the mother's among our students, alumni, faculty and staff -- and all mother's everywhere. 🌸🌺🌼 #mothersday

Thinking of a career change? Learn how the 100% online undergrad certificate from SANS.edu can help you launch a cybersecurity career. Join the free online info session on Wed, May 13 at 12pm EDT. Register here -->

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7108838958523149068

Get the inside scoop on the SANS.edu grad programs for infosec pros and undergrad certificate program for people who want to enter the field. Join the free online info session Thurs, May 14 at 6am EDT (8am MDT). Register here -->

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4788547268202875150

The world needs cybersecurity professionals now more than ever. Join the ranks with a 100% online undergraduate certificate from SANS.edu. Learn more at the free online info session Wed, May 13 at 12pm EDT. Register here -->

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7108838958523149068

May the 4th be with you. Happy #StarWarsDay from SANS.edu!

Discover how a SANS.edu master’s degree or job-specific graduate certificate can help you upgrade your skills and advance your InfoSec career. Join our free online info session on Tue, May 5 at 12pm EDT. Register here -->

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7259936045435340812

SAVE THE DATE: Discover how a SANS.edu master’s degree or job-specific graduate certificate can help you upgrade your skills and advance your InfoSec career. Join the free online info session, Tue, May 5 at 12pm EDT. Register here -->

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7259936045435340812

Discover how a SANS.edu master’s degree or job-specific graduate certificate can help you upgrade your skills and advance your InfoSec career. Join our free online info session on Tue, April 21 at 1pm EDT. Register here -->
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3320859772625360652

SANS Technology Institute Hallway Talk: Preventing Living off the Land Attack. (Video)

How can user-specific AppLocker rules be used to block "Living off the Land" attacks? SANS.edu faculty member and dean of research Johannes Ullrich discusses the issue with SANS Technology Institute graduate student David Brown, who manages IT for a private foundation.

The video includes a hands-on demonstration of how these attacks can be used to block scripts that are executed if only the default AppLocker rules are used. Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i40v-MLpazI

Working from home? Kids schooling from home? In this webcast, SANS.edu faculty member Lance Spitzner shares tips for parents to ensure their kids are making the most of technology, safely and securely. View now on demand (free registration required) --> https://www.sans.org/webcasts/securing-kids-online-114295

Our hard-working friends from @SANSNetWars have launched a series of FREE NetWars events (registration required). Let's connect with each other in a virtual environment, while improving our cyber skills. Check out the schedule! -->

https://www.sans.org/blog/and-now-for-something-awesome-sans-launches-new-series-of-worldwide-capture-the-flag-cyber-events/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SANS%20Central%20Train%20Without%20Travel

Join SANS.edu for an info session about our grad certificate programs (all available entirely online): Cybersecurity Engineering, Cyber Defense Ops, Pen Testing & Ethical Hacking, IR, and ICS Security. 3/27 at 1pm (ET). Register here -->

https://www.gotostage.com/channel/013cd28eb1bd4dd68524af5a0d69efa2/recording/49d75b7d480148bfb9beeb642481ebfe/watch

PLEASE SHARE: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, more employees than ever are working from home. But for many businesses, managing a remote workforce is completely new. To keep organizations and employees safe and secure, SANS has made public a massive Work-From-Home Deployment Kit with everything organizations need to quickly and effectively secure their workforce at home.

The kit provides a strategic step-by-step guide that includes what to teach your workforce, the top risks to focus on, what departments to coordinate with, and how to effectively engage and communicate to your workforce.

These resources include commercial training materials in multiple languages that organizations normally purchase from SANS, which SANS is releasing for free in the public interest. Thanks to the SANS Institute, SANS Security Awareness, and SANS.edu faculty member Lance Spitzer.

Download your kit here:
https://www.sans.org/security-awareness-training/sans-security-awareness-work-home-deployment-kit

See the webcast about these resources:
Tuesday, March 17, 5:30 p.m. (ET)
https://www.sans.org/webcasts/113875

SAVE THE DATE. Join us for a free online info session to learn about the SANS.edu master's degree program and our five job-specific graduate certificate programs. Tue, Feb 4 at 2pm. Register here -->

https://www.gotostage.com/channel/013cd28eb1bd4dd68524af5a0d69efa2/recording/8a4a6d87f2fe4e89bf56d541efdb9f75/watch

[01/20/20]   “The time is always right to do what is right.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

SANS.edu honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of strength, resilience and compassion. #MLKDay

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The SANS Technology Institute, an independent subsidiary of SANS, is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 - 267.284.5000) an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
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