This presentation is for both alumni of the SANS 440 / 566 courses on the 20 Critical Controls and anyone considering implementing these controls in their organizations. Since the first version of the 20 Critical Controls were released, many organizations internationally have been considering implementing these controls as guideposts and metrics for effectively stopping directed attacks. Some organizations have been doing this effectively, others have struggled. This presentation will give case studies of organizations that have implemented these controls, what they have learned from their implementations about what works and what does not work practically. Not only will the discussion focus around what organizations are doing to implement the controls, but also what vendors are doing to help automate the controls and the status of resources and projects in the industry. Students will walk away with even more tools to be effective with their implementations.