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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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Worldwide the cyber security skills gap is growing and there‚Äôs an increasing demand for cyber security practitioners. Do you think you›ve got what it takes to get into the cyber security industry? Or are you looking to Level Up your existing skillset? Cyber security training from SANS helps you achieve exactly that goal. Whether you are just starting in cyber security or you are a seasoned cyber security professional. We challenge you to take your skills to the next level by taking SANS training that matches your capabilities.

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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 Training Events in the Middle East, 2020
We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an overview of live SANS training events that will be taking place in the Middle East region over the next few months of 2020.

SANS Dubai, AE February 201915th - 20th Feb 2020
SANS courses can also be studied via four unique online training platforms to give you flexible and effective options for completing your coursework.

Whether you are seeking private, group or personal online study, your SANS Online courses will always feature SANS top instructors, four or more months of online access, support, and the most highly regarded information security content available. For more information about our online training options please click here.

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GIAC Information Security Certifications
GIAC Certifications develops and administers premier, professional information security certifications. More than 30 cyber security certifications align with SANS training and ensure mastery in critical, specialized InfoSec domains. GIAC Certifications provide the highest and most rigorous assurance of cyber security knowledge and skill available to industry, government, and military clients across the world.