Patrick DeSantis

Information Assurance Directorate, National Security Agency

Patrick DeSantis is an analyst with the National Security Agency (NSA) Information Assurance Directorate (IAD). He now specializes in research of industrial- control-systems’ security vulnerabilities and exploits in support of IAD’s effort to secure National Security Systems and the national critical infrastructure. Mr. DeSantis earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida and holds numerous professional certifications, including Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Prior to joining NSA, Mr. DeSantis served as a Ranger in the U.S. Army, taught college-level computer science courses, and conducted professional information-security vulnerability assessments and penetration tests.

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