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SANS Security Awareness Training

SANS Security Awareness Training


What is SANS Security Awareness Training?

The SANS Security Awareness Training, provided by the SANS Institute, aims to equip organizations of all sizes with the necessary knowledge and skills to mitigate human risk and enhance their cybersecurity posture, according to the vendor. This training is suitable for small, medium, and large businesses...

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What is SANS Security Awareness Training?

SANS Institute offers a suite of security awareness training courses, and other specialized security learning, delivered via computer, featuring role-based dynamic training modules.

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What is SANS Security Awareness Training?

The SANS Security Awareness Training, provided by the SANS Institute, aims to equip organizations of all sizes with the necessary knowledge and skills to mitigate human risk and enhance their cybersecurity posture, according to the vendor. This training is suitable for small, medium, and large businesses across various industries, including IT professionals, security professionals, developers, industrial control systems engineers, and organizations in the healthcare sector.

Key Features

EndUser Training: This training offers culturally relevant and effective computer-based modules that are designed to be easily implemented. With a diverse library of training modules covering a wide range of security topics, organizations can customize the content to meet their specific needs. The training is also available in over 34 languages.

PCI DSS Compliance Training: This training is specifically designed to address the compliance requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). It aims to ensure that organizations' employees understand and comply with the regulations. The training covers areas such as secure payment processing, protection of cardholder data, and proper handling of sensitive information.

Phishing Platform: The vendor provides a platform that offers a simulated environment to test and enhance employees' ability to recognize and respond to phishing attacks. It includes pre-configured templates for phishing simulations, with varying levels of difficulty and support for multiple languages. In the event of simulation failure, the platform provides automated remedial training. It also offers actionable insights and reporting capabilities to track and measure the effectiveness of the phishing awareness program.

Specialized Training: The vendor offers specialized training tailored to address the unique cybersecurity challenges faced by different professions and industries. The Developer Training focuses on secure coding techniques and best practices for web application development. The ICS Engineer Training covers security behaviors for individuals involved in Industrial Control Systems. The NERC CIP Training is designed for individuals responsible for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance in the electric industry. The IT Administrator Training aims to provide technical teams with a comprehensive understanding of evolving security concepts and best practices.

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The SANS Security Awareness Training was used across our company to educate staff on cyber threats and bad actors. It was used throughout the year and emphasized in October for a yearly training program that included a certificate of completion. It helped our staff stay up to date with new cyber threats by providing them with web-based training material and exercises.
  • Variety of cyber threat videos and presentations
  • Web based and mobile access to the platform
  • Easy to manage administrator access to configure the training sessions
  • Mass import of users was a bit confusing
  • User interface was sometimes not intuitive
  • Ability to upload custom content was difficult to use
SANS Security Awareness Training program would be well suited for a large organization that needs to develop multiple training programs with different courses based on the roles of the end users. It seemed a bit difficult at times to achieve simple setup processes because of the configurations tailored to larger, more complex organizations.
  • Large variety of videos and training options
  • Ease of use for end users on mobile devices
  • Videos and exercises are short and contain relevant material
Security Awareness Training (8)
Training Content Library
Multilingual Training Content
Training Gamification
Industry-Specific Security Training
Individualized Security Training Plans
Phishing Simulations
Security Reporting
Integration with Security Tech Stack
Security (2)
Role-based user permissions
Single sign-on capability
  • Positive impact knowing we are educating our staff from phishing and potential cyber criminals
  • Considering the potential for bad actors infiltrating our network, this is a small expense
  • Pricing based on actual end users, worth the investment
We actually are currently migrating to Proofpoint Security Awareness Training because of its integration with the Proofpoint email filter. This will allow us to target specific users who are clicking on bad emails with specific training material. We have used KnowBe4 in the past as well, but it was rather costly compared to SANS Security Awareness Training and Proofpoint. SANS Security Awareness Training seems to be the least easy-to-use interface from an administrative perspective compared to the other two.
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