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SANS Leadership Academy & Application

Secure Diversity has partnered with SANS Cyber Talent to create the first-ever SANS Leadership Academy. This new initiative is focused on increasing gender diversity in cybersecurity leadership

There are three program options for women and other underrepresented genders to pursue SANS GIAC certification focused on leadership in cybersecurity. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, US-based (for now), and have at least three years in a cybersecurity job. Initial review of applications will begin June 1, 2022.


Transformational Cyber Leader:

MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT) 

MGT 521: Leading Cybersecurity Change: Building a Security-Based Culture

Operational Cyber Executive:

MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials for Managers (GSLC) 

MGT551: Building and Leading Security Operations Centers (GSOM)

Cloud Security Leader

MGT516: Managing Security Vulnerabilities: Enterprise and Cloud 

MGT520: Leading Cloud Security Design and Implementation

Alternative or additional courses (e.g., SEC566/GCCC for the operational track) may be considered based on the candidate’s specific learning objectives.

Use the form below to apply.