Scenes from the Annual Encryption Key Ceremony at Gilt

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At Gilt, we take our customers’ security very seriously–so seriously, in fact, that we’ve turned our credit-card number re-encryption process into an official ritual complete with several Grim Reapers (because why stop at one?) and poetry.

The key-flipping ceremony begins with a procession (see above) that ends at a “holy altar” (some tables typically used by our Data teams for lunch-eating and beer-tasting). Then Senior Security & Compliance Engineer Chip “Pope Durland addresses the crowd:

The people listen:

Reapers, reapin’ (most cheerful "Angels of Death” ever):

Finishing up the job:

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