Author Archives: Jason Beatty

Protecting and Passing Along Digital Assets

I got asked to come add some technical advice to a longer seminar given to a retirement community associated with our church.  They were learning about estate planning, wills, and all of the other details that go with those planning … Continue reading

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On CryptoLocker, Ransomware, and Security Fundamentals

I’m very late to the party, and not fashionably so. Much of the ransomware discussion has flared and faded after the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center story hit the feeds. Last week at work, a call went out for an executive … Continue reading

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Quitting the “hey, where’re you at?” game

Just a quick one: Awhile back I was looking back at the texts between me and my wife, and I realized that a good chunk of the non-mushy ones were just “hey, where are you?” or “what’s your ETA?”  It also … Continue reading

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Mr. Radnitzer made me a better security admin

I was 9 years old and my third grade teacher was Mr. Radnitzer.  I’ve searched for his first name, but after 30-ish years those records are long gone.  I want to say his first name was Karl, but that’s a … Continue reading

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Know thyself, or at least your network

As I’ve been shifting my focus towards information security, I’ve been thinking a lot about all of the different facets of securing a given network.  There’s a lot of moving parts even in relatively simple networks.  While the defender has … Continue reading

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