John Pescatore joined SANS in 2013 with 35 years’ experience in security. He was Gartner’s lead security analyst for more than 13 years. Prior to Gartner, Pescatore was Senior Consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he started, grew, and managed security consulting groups. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with GTE developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems. He holds a BSEE from the University of Connecticut and is an NSA Certified Cryptologic Engineer.