Patterson loves learning and loves the constant challenges and riddles of information security. He is passionate about tangible outcomes and forward progress, which is why he so enjoys teaching for SANS.
Patterson has a Bachelor of Science in IT Network Management and many industry certifications, including GXPN, GPEN, GWAPT, GCFA, GNFA, CISSP, CEH and MCSE, as well as being LEAN Six Sigma Black-Belt certified.
He lives in beautiful East Tennessee with his wife, their four children and their myriad pets, pursuing his other passions: family, cars, coffee and craft beer!
ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY PATTERSON CAKE:
Cultivating Cyber Warriors, OWASP AppSec Pacific Northwest 2021