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.

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Did you know? 91% of students who complete the SANS.edu undergrad certificate curriculum are employed in #cybersecurity within 6 months of graduation. Learn more at the free info session on Thu, Sep 10 at 11am (EDT). Register here -->

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, Sep 8 at 12:30pm (EDT). Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3486294493574469901

Join a free online info session to learn about the new SANS.edu graduate certificate in Purple Team Operations from program director Stephen Sims. 100% online option available. Thu, Sep 3 at 2pm (EDT). Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/449917267168667149

Join the info session for the new SANS.edu Purple Team Operations Graduate Certificate with Program Director Stephen Sims — and learn how you can prepare to lead purple teams in increasingly sophisticated ways. (This program is pending approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.)

• Earn 5 industry-recognized GIAC certifications as you complete the program
• A 100% online option is available
• Accredited and eligible for most corporate tuition reimbursement programs
• Eligible for U.S. VA Education Benefits

Free Online Info Session: Thu, Sept 3 at 2pm (EDT). Register here--> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/449917267168667149

Thinking of a career change? If you want to join the cybersecurity workforce, consider the SANS.edu undergraduate certificate — available 100% online. Learn more at the free online info session on Sat, Aug 29 at 1pm (EDT). Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3160248614007477264

Keep your skills and knowledge up to date with a job-specific graduate certificate or prepare to lead in #cybersecurity with a master's degree from SANS.edu. Learn more at the online info session: Wed, Aug 26 at 2pm (EDT). Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3490379179269321742

SANS and its faculty of expert practitioners produce thousands of resources annually that are **free** to everyone in the cybersecurity community. Start exploring all of the free resources here ---> https://www.sans.org/free

[08/08/20]   Kudos to SANS.edu master’s degree student Karim Lalji and Dean of Research Dr. Johannes Ullrich for a compelling report on their investigation of Cyberbunker 2.0 – a criminal group that operated a “bulletproof” hosting facility out of an actual military bunker – which aired today on the CyberWire Daily Podcast.

Listen to the CyberWire podcast:
https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/research-saturday/146/notes

Read the research:
• Real-Time Honeypot Forensic Investigation on a German Organized Crime Network: https://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/threathunting/paper/39640

See the SANS ISC blog post:
• Cyberbunker 2.0: Analysis of the Remnants of a Bullet Proof Hosting Provider: https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Cyberbunker+20+Analysis+of+the+Remnants+of+a+Bullet+Proof+Hosting+Provider/26266/

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 Sat, Aug 15 at 11am (EDT). Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4710530323354740491

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 Wed, Aug 12 at 12:30pm (EDT). Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7123626292813232910

If you're trying to launch your career in #cybersecurity, this free online info session about the SANS.edu undergraduate certificate program is a great place to start. Thu, July 30 at 1pm (EDT). Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6400270786975068428

Join a free online information session to learn how a SANS.edu master’s degree or job-specific graduate certificate can help you advance your InfoSec career. Wed, July 29 at 1pm (EDT). Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5621471307858432268

Read the Internet Storm Center Diary for important information about patching a critical vulnerability in Microsoft DNS Server. SANS.edu Dean of Research Johannes Ullrich advises to patch CVE-2020-1350 now. Get the details --> https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/PATCH+NOW+SIGRed+CVE20201350+Microsoft+DNS+Server+Vulnerability/26356/

If you want to launch your career in #cybersecurity, this online info session about the SANS.edu undergraduate certificate program is a great place to start. Thu, July 16 at 12pm (EDT). Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4796370294584582156

SANS.edu wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July! #fourthofjuly

Aug 1 is the application deadline for the SANS.edu #cybersecurity master's degree program to start this fall. Learn to craft a strong master's application at the online info session on Wed, July 8 at 2pm (EDT). Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5164669306493992460

Keep your skills up-to-date with a job-specific graduate certificate or prepare to lead in #cybersecurity with a master's degree from SANS.edu. Get the inside scoop at the online info session on Tue, June 30 at 11am (EDT). Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3178842452735570188

In today’s Internet Storm Center Diary post, SANS.edu master's degree student Karim Lalji and SANS.edu Dean of Research Johannes Ullrich share an analysis of IP address space used by crime organization Cyberbunker, finding hundreds of bots still infected with malware attempting command and control communication.

Read it here -->
https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Cyberbunker+20+Analysis+of+the+Remnants+of+a+Bullet+Proof+Hosting+Provider/26266/

[email protected] Infrastructure as Code is REAL: Using the Cloud to Provision Infrastructure with Software - SANS Institute

FREE TALK TONIGHT (6/22): Shaun McCullough, a SANS.edu master's degree graduate who runs a threat intelligence focused open source platform for the Department of Defense, shares some cloud security wisdom in a *free* [email protected] talk tonight (June 22) at 8:30pm EDT: "Using the Cloud to Provision Infrastructure with Software."

Shaun says, "SANS changed the direction of my career. From the first day I stepped into Ed Skoudis' SEC560 class, I knew I wanted to be a practitioner in information security. Since that time, I have immersed myself in learning and understanding the industry, its gaps, and how I could be a part. I am thrilled to have an opportunity to give back to the future SANS students in any way that I can."

Register here --> https://www.sans.org/webcasts/sansatmic-infrastructure-code-real-cloud-provision-infrastructure-software-115105

sans.org With today's cloud services, we have the opportunity to completely rethink how we design, deploy, and manage infrastructure using best practices from software development. In this talk, we will look at the foundations of Infrastructure as Software approaches, how it fits in the DevOps process, and t...

Learn how you could launch your career studying 100% online with the best college in #cybersecurity. Sign up for the free online info session about the SANS.edu undergrad cybersecurity certificate, Tue, June 16 at 12pm EDT. Register here --> https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8719857689191747596

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

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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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