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Ransomware—Good Technology Doing Bad Things

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About Avertium:

Avertium is the managed security and consulting provider that people turn to when they want more than check-the-box cybersecurity. In today’s threat environment, your not-so-standard processes, work flows, and vulnerabilities require more than just a standard approach to cybersecurity. You need a smarter, stronger, show-no-weakness approach. That’s why more than 1,200 organizations in every sector from manufacturing and retail to healthcare and government all rely on Avertium. We bring more rigor, more relevance, and more responsiveness to their security posture. Anything less just isn’t enough.  

About Hoyt Kesterson:

Hoyt L Kesterson II​ is a Senior Security & Risk Architect for Avertium, a privately-held company headquartered in Phoenix, that provides security consulting and managed services. He has worked for Avertium (and its predecessor, Terra Verde) since 2000. In this role, he advises on how to secure organizations and how to prepare for data security audits and performing data security audits. Prior to working at Avertium, he consulted as a sole practitioner for nine years designing secured systems.

He has also served as  a testifying expert witness in several matters involving intellectual property and data security, including a prior art patent case on databases, a case on cryptographic time-stamping, a spoliation hearing concerning loss of escrowed encryption keys, and a trade secret lawsuit involving API access to a database. Prior to that he was a Fellow for Bull HN Information Systems (formerly Honeywell Information Systems), also located in Phoenix, for twenty-four years between 1976 and 2000. 

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