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SANS Institute is a proud Corporate Member of AFCEA and Sponsor of TechNet Augusta. SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world with programs for transitioning veterans and those wishing to strengthen their security skills.


The SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy is an intensive, accelerated training program that provides SANS world class training and GIAC certifications to quickly and effectively launch careers in cybersecurity.

Our VetSuccess program provides qualified transitioning veterans an opportunity for advanced technical training, certifications, and connections to high-paying jobs in cybersecurity. This is a scholarship program and provided at no cost to participants who are admitted to the academy. Visit to learn more about this unique opportunity.

DoDD 8570/8140

Department of Defense Directive 8570 has been replaced by the DoD CIO as DoDD 8140; DoDD 8570 is now a part of a larger initiative that falls under the guidelines of DoDD 8140. DoDD 8140 provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification, and management of all government employees who conduct Information Assurance functions in assigned duty positions. These individuals are required to carry an approved certification for their particular job classification. GIAC certifications are among those required for Technical, Management, CND, and IASAE classifications. Learn more at

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STI - SANS Technology Institute

SANS graduate programs are the ultimate expression of our 25 years dedicated to the education and development of information security professionals.

SANS Technology Institute transforms the world's best cybersecurity training and certifications into a comprehensive, rigorous, graduate education experience.

Our programs provide high-potential cybersecurity professionals with the combination of cutting edge knowledge and leadership skills that takes careers to the highest levels.

SANS Technology Institute is approved to accept and/or certify Veterans for education benefits. Learn more about STI at

GIAC - Global Information Assurance Certification

GIAC Certifications is the leading provider and developer of Cyber Security Certifications. GIAC tests and validates the ability of practitioners in information security, forensics, and software security. GIAC certification holders are recognized as experts in the IT industry and are sought after globally by government, military and industry to protect the cyber environment. See a comprehensive list of certifications at

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