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    Jason Wood is the founder of Paladin Security and the principal security consultant. He performs security research, penetration tests and conducts online security training. Prior to starting Paladin Security, Jason was a principal security consultant with Secure Ideas. At Secure Ideas he performed penetration tests for clients in a wide range of industries. These include health care, financial services, SaaS businesses, government agencies and critical infrastructure.

    He has over fifteen years of experience in security and systems administration. Because of this experience he is able to offer solutions to difficult security issues that are based on practical experience.

    Jason has also spent a number of hours in front of an audience presenting on security topics at conferences and in classes. He has presented at Derbycon, MIRcon, Security BSides, SaintCON, OpenWest and others. Before coming to Secure Ideas, Jason taught classes on vulnerability management, event monitoring, and configuration auditing for Tenable Network Security. He also has been a mentor for SANS Security 504 - Hacker Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling.

    Jason spends his time researching the security IOT devices, figuring out how to break into systems and generally tinkering with technology. When he’s not on a computer, you can generally find him mentoring high school students in computer security and working on model railroading.

    The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Jason Wood and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.