Executive Director, SANS Technology Institute
Eric Patterson is the executive director of the SANS Technology Institute. He has more than 25 years of experience in the military, government and academia. His military experience includes 20 years as an infantry and Special Forces officer, during which time he deployed to multiple combat zones; managed the training programs for all U.S. Army Special Forces, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations soldiers, and directed full-spectrum special operations in Eastern and Central Africa. Patterson earned his BS in international relations and a minor in systems engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY.