SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. About SANS The 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 works with governments and organisations across the Middle East to help secure their infrastructure through training and career development programmes. Why SANS 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.