John Pescatore is the emerging security trends director at the SANS Institute, a cooperative research and development organization.
He brings more than 35 years of experience to his position and began his career with the National Security Agency as a designer of secure voice systems.
Pescatore developed secure computing and telecommunications systems for GTE after his tenure at the NSA.
He later moved to Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he managed security consulting groups with core focus on firewalls, network security, encryption and public key infrastructures.
Later in his career, Pescatore served as lead security analyst at Gartner prior to taking his current role at SANS.
Pescatore earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut.