SANS Launches OnDemand Cyber Training Updates in an Effort to Close the Cybersecurity Training Gap

The demand for cybersecurity training from anywhere at any time is growing exponentially. In June 2022, it was reported that the cybersecurity training gap was larger than expected – with over 700,000 cybersecurity positions unfilled. This number is still expected to increase, as the Bureau of Labor predicts cybersecurity positions to grow 30% by 2030.

SANS Institute, the global leader in cybersecurity training and certifications, announced updates to its OnDemand Platform that incorporates 15 years of direct feedback and provides an improved learning experience for students with increased accessibility and usability.

Updates to the online cybersecurity training platform include:

  • Online/offline course content via the SANS OnDemand mobile app

  • Updated video player

  • New UX that includes a sidebar with outlines, improved search bar and bookmarking capabilities

  • New course books

Rising cyberattacks and today’s hybrid workforce model have increased the need for enhanced online training from the SANS OnDemand Platform. “With an ever-changing cyber landscape, tightening budgets, and rising travel costs, more and more businesses are looking to SANS OnDemand to help secure their organization at the best return on investment,” said Andrew Williams, Director of Digital at the SANS Institute. "SANS has been a pioneer in online training, delivering exceptional learning outcomes to students and improved security posture to organizations globally." “I was a mom to a 1-year-old and working full-time as a physical therapist when I joined the SANS WiCyS (Women in Cybersecurity) Academy. The key to my success and getting through the coursework was the flexibility SANS OnDemand offered me. I would use the mobile app to play the lectures in my car and then replay them if there was something I did not understand,” said Christine Morency, a SANS graduate “I’d listen on the go, to and from daycare, the supermarket, and work — anywhere I was going, SANS OnDemand went with me. I got to use my time at home to do reading, highlighting, indexing, and the labs. It’s what made SANS work for me, and I could not be happier after landing my current job as a Cloud Security Engineer!”