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As the leading organization in information security training, the SANS Institute is known for providing intensive, immersion training courses designed to help you and your staff master the practical steps necessary for defending systems and networks. We offer over 60 different training courses covering a wide range of cyber security topics such as Cyber Defence, Pentesting, Ethical Hacking, Digital Forensics, ICS, Secure DevOps and Security Management.

SANS offers courses across several training formats to fit your schedule. Take your SANS course in a classroom setting in a city to your choosing, online through our OnDemand platform, or in a private classroom setting. Visit the links below to view information security training options :


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Explore our interactive training roadmap to find the right courses for your immediate cyber security skill development and for your long-term career goals.


At the heart of SANS are the world’s best security practitioners active in government agencies, corporations, and universities around the world who invest hundreds of hours each year in research and teaching to help the entire information security community.

I chose to be a SANS instructor because they are the very best in the business. Others talk about being the best, but SANS actually is the best. I love teaching people, but it goes beyond teaching for me. With many students, I'm making lasting professional relationships. Students come back again and again and have a lifelong learning relationship with SANS.

Jake Williams,
Senior Instructor

Nothing compares to knowing that the effort you put into writing and maintaining a course makes the world a better and safer place. SANS gives me the opportunity to share that with others.

Heather Mahalik,
Senior Instructor

I'm a big believer in hands-on learning, and we work hard to ensure the exercises in our classes are as realistic as possible. When students put all the pieces of a forensic investigation together themselves, it leads to those 'aha' moments that are so valuable.

Chad Tilbury,
Senior Instructor

In each class, I take care to explain the relevance of the concepts to cases I've worked and scenarios I've encountered in the past. In FOR572, our classwork and hands-on materials are all taken from real-world experiences and cases. Our week in class is jam-packed and we deliberately focus our attention on adversary behaviors that have been actively observed in the wild.

Philip Hagen,
Senior Instructor

We are in an arms race where the key difference is training.

Alissa Tores,
Principal Instructor

My passion is for digital evidence and digital investigative analysis. I leverage my abilities, expertise, and my current experience with the U.S. Department of Justice to see across investigative activities around the world, use that vantage point to see the whole picture of where we are in digital investigative analysis and cybercrime fighting, and identify the future challenges in both investigative practices and the courts. And I try to bring all of that to my students.

Ovie Carroll,
Principal Instructor

My teaching philosophy is simple.I strive to empower each student by developing their ability to conquer knowledge of a forensic technique, using demonstrations and the sharing of real-life applications and implications as to why a technique is important. I want my students to know which specific artifacts to analyze regardless of the tool chosen for the analysis.

Carlos Cajigas,
Certified Instructor

I teach because I love to share knowledge, and I teach for SANS because it is the best of the best. I am really fortunate that SANS appreciates my knowledge and allows me the opportunity to pass it on. I love teaching security and DFIR, because it's like talking about my hobby. And when a student's light bulbs come on, it makes it even more worthwhile.

Kevin Ripa,
Certified Instructor

In the end, I want my students to be able to question their procedures and their security products to improve how they do incident response by making them more efficient and effective

Mathias Fuchs,
Certified Instructor


SANS Cyber Security Middle East Summit & Training 2019
Join SANS at the first SANS Cyber Security Middle East Summit and Training at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr hotel. This event will be the first in a series of SANS Summits to be held in the Middle East. Share ideas with likeminded security professionals, and get insights from industry experts on what threats you need to prepare for in 2019.

In addition to the Summit, world-class SANS training courses are being offered to help you expand your information security expertise.

Take a look at the fascinating talks we have lined up in the agenda, with some highlights below:

Detecting the new banking fraud techniques
Carlos Valderrama, SOC Service Manager EMEA, Proficio

Emerging threats by SANS Internet Storm Center
Bojan Zdrnja, CTO, INFIGO IS

Mobile Radio Access Network Exploitation ***Practical Workshop***
Ali Abdollahi, Cyber Security Division Manager, FWUTech

The Art of Anti-Exploitation: Defeating RCE Exploits for Good in Web Apps
Osama Elnaggar, Security Consultant, Defentics Pty Ltd


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SANS offers courses across several formats to fit your schedule. Take your SANS course in a classroom located throughout the world, OnDemand, or virtually