Meet the Hashed Out Team


Patrick Nohe

Patrick Nohe serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Hashed Out, in addition to his duty as content manager for The SSL Store™. A graduate of Florida State University, Patrick started his career as a reporter for the Miami Herald. He applies that commitment to journalism, along with his newsroom experience, to running Hashed Out. After joining The SSL Store™ in January of 2016, it was Patrick’s idea to turn the company’s small blog into the press shop it is today, thus Hashed Out was born. As someone who has worked hard to learn the ins and outs of encryption, hashing, browser UI/UX and general cyber security from the ground up, Patrick has a unique insight into what the average internet user knows and doesn’t know – as well as how to explain it in a way that’s relatable. Patrick is always keeping tabs on the latest cyber security news and trends in order to keep Hashed Out’s readers’ thumbs on the pulse of the industry. You can follow Patrick on Twitter and LinkedIn, or check back here every Monday-Friday to read his latest insights on the world of web security.



Casey Crane

Casey Crane is a regular contributor to Hashed Out with 10+ years of experience in journalism and writing, including crime analysis and IT security. She also serves as a Content Marketer at The SSL Store. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mass communications (in journalism and media studies) from the University of South Florida and USF St. Petersburg.

Casey is passionate about data privacy and wants to educate others about encryption because it plays such an integral role in our daily lives (even though many people don’t know it!).




Ross Thomas

Ross Thomas is The SSL Store’s IT Manager and a regular contributor to Hashed Out. He started his IT career in high school, attended Florida State University to complete a bachelors in Management Information Systems, then completed a Master’s degree in Information Technology Security from the University of Liverpool. After 20+ years working across many facets of the IT world, Ross brings a wealth of hands-on experience to the Hashed Out team.