​Cybersecurity is a constantly evolving challenge that requires continuous education and training. Thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, NRECA's Rural Cooperative Cybersecurity Capabilities (RC3) Program launched the RC3 SANS™ Voucher Program to help address cybersecurity training gaps. Through this program, participants are able to choose high-quality online courses from a variety of cybersecurity topics and levels to best meet their needs.

There is no registration cost for participating NRECA members. SANS courses typically cost approximately $2,500 to over $6,000 each. To date, there have been three rounds of the SANS Voucher Program, with 117 total participants.

The following advisories provide an overview of the SANS Voucher Program, and some lessons learned by those who participated in the first round of the SANS courses in 2018:

Contact for questions: Lauren Khair, Senior Analyst, Economics & Industry, Lauren.Khair@nreca.coop