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Human finitude—the set of limitations we have as created beings—is a surprisingly positive aspect of our existence. It is easy to interpret our limits in a negative light, but viewing them instead as a gift from God can reveal blessings that might otherwise be taken for granted. In this paper, we examine the field of information security, discovering that many of its fundamental principles and techniques are designed to account for our created finitude and exploit it toward productive ends. Through this lens, we can appreciate more fully the God-given gift of creaturely finitude.