SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world.
SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organisation. Our training programmes now reach more than 200,000 security professionals around the world. SANS provides intensive, immersion training designed to help you and your staff master the practical steps necessary for defending systems and networks against the most dangerous threats - the ones being actively exploited. SANS’ training curriculum covers all key areas of security and training can be delivered in a variety of formats – at a Training Event (in Amsterdam for eg), in a Private Class for one organisation or online via SANS’ OnDemand service.
SANS courses are full of important and immediately useful techniques that you can put to work as soon as you return to the office. They were developed through a consensus process involving hundreds of administrators, security managers and information security professionals and courses address security fundamentals and awareness as well as the in-depth technical aspects of the most crucial areas of IT security. SANS-certified instructors are recognised as the best in the world. Each year hundreds of people try out for the SANS faculty, but only a few potential instructors are selected.
SANS and the community
SANS develops, maintains and makes available at no cost the largest global collection of research documents covering all aspects of information security. SANS worked with the US National Security Agency, the UK’s CPNI and CESG amongst others to create the 20 Critical Security Controls, a base line of high priority measures that are being adopted globally. SANS also operates the Internet's early warning system - the Internet Storm Center.