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Dec 132018

Shared Responsibility, Roles & Responsibilities

| Director of Technical Alliances

With migrations to the cloud now becoming a norm rather than a novelty, it’s crucial for organizations to understand the underpinning responsibility as tenants of the public cloud. One of the misconceptions about moving to the cloud is that it relieves the customer of several responsibilities pertaining to their IT infrastructure—including their cybersecurity responsibilities. This […]

Stan Golubchik

Director of Technical Alliances

Stan is responsible for driving Technical and Strategic business development and Go-To-Market relationships as they pertain to partnerships with Armor. He looks to identify and incubate deeper solution integrations from micro-services to comprehensive security solutions interoperability.  

Possessing rich experiences and acumen to identify technical and business objective intersects, he drives overall business growth and solutions delivery. This is achieved by bringing a wide array of experience from sales engineering, technical marketing management, and security solutions architectural experience. Successful relationship growth has been achieved through cloud service providers, and extensive ISV ecosystems.

Dec 112018

CSPM: A new class of security tools

| Solutions Consultant

From account hijackings to distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks to unsecure APIs and interfaces, the threat landscape for cloud applications and services remains a busy place. A place where even small mistakes can lead to serious security breaches and data leaks. An organization’s need to reduce risk and a lack of experience for what part of […]

Alex Humphrey

Solutions Consultant

Alex Humphrey serves as a Solutions Consultant at Armor. He is responsible for working with customers globally to build world-class server security and compliance for cloud, on-premise, and hybrid ecosystems. He previously worked as the Information Security Engineer Team Lead for Mary Kay where he was responsible for all aspects of server and endpoint security in both on-premise and cloud environments. He graduated Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Dallas attaining his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
and Management.

Dec 52018

Supply Chain Attacks

| Senior Threat Intel Analyst

Trusting third-parties in order to quickly add infrastructure and/or expertise to your business has become a common and, in many cases, essential business practice. These trust relationships are usually built upon agreements that both parties will do their part in a responsible manner. While that may be the case, businesses in different verticals often have […]

Corey Milligan

Senior Threat Intel Analyst

Corey has more than 18 years of IT experience. Before coming to Armor, he worked his way up the Army ranks, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer and one of the Army’s first Cyber Operations Technicians. He holds some of the industries most sought after certifications including CISSP, GCIA, GNFA, and GCTI. As a member of Armor’s Threat Response Unit, Corey provides threat intelligence support to the SOC and other divisions as needed, enhancing their efforts by collecting and analyzing open and closed source threat intelligence feeds, reporting on priority threats, identifying IOCs in support of network monitoring and incident response, and analyzing logs to identify hidden threats.

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Foundation

About Foundation

If you're new to the field and want to get your feet wet, this is the hub for everything basic about cloud and cybersecurity.

Dec 132018

Shared Responsibility, Roles & Responsibilities

| Director of Technical Alliances

With migrations to the cloud now becoming a norm rather than a novelty, it’s crucial for organizations to understand the underpinning responsibility as tenants of the public cloud. One of the misconceptions about moving to the cloud is that it relieves the customer of several responsibilities pertaining to their IT infrastructure—including their cybersecurity responsibilities. This […]

Stan Golubchik

Director of Technical Alliances

Stan is responsible for driving Technical and Strategic business development and Go-To-Market relationships as they pertain to partnerships with Armor. He looks to identify and incubate deeper solution integrations from micro-services to comprehensive security solutions interoperability.  

Possessing rich experiences and acumen to identify technical and business objective intersects, he drives overall business growth and solutions delivery. This is achieved by bringing a wide array of experience from sales engineering, technical marketing management, and security solutions architectural experience. Successful relationship growth has been achieved through cloud service providers, and extensive ISV ecosystems.

Dec 112018

CSPM: A new class of security tools

| Solutions Consultant

From account hijackings to distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks to unsecure APIs and interfaces, the threat landscape for cloud applications and services remains a busy place. A place where even small mistakes can lead to serious security breaches and data leaks. An organization’s need to reduce risk and a lack of experience for what part of […]

Alex Humphrey

Solutions Consultant

Alex Humphrey serves as a Solutions Consultant at Armor. He is responsible for working with customers globally to build world-class server security and compliance for cloud, on-premise, and hybrid ecosystems. He previously worked as the Information Security Engineer Team Lead for Mary Kay where he was responsible for all aspects of server and endpoint security in both on-premise and cloud environments. He graduated Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Dallas attaining his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
and Management.

Nov 292018

Consulting Partner Private Offer

| Director of Technical Alliances

Business decision makers shopping for software or solutions to ultimately enhance and protect their bottom line are no different than average consumers purchasing products off a shelf. Customers of any kind want the same things from a shopping perspective these days: a fast, frictionless experience and a reliable consultant when necessary. The AWS Marketplace is […]

Stan Golubchik

Director of Technical Alliances

Stan is responsible for driving Technical and Strategic business development and Go-To-Market relationships as they pertain to partnerships with Armor. He looks to identify and incubate deeper solution integrations from micro-services to comprehensive security solutions interoperability.  

Possessing rich experiences and acumen to identify technical and business objective intersects, he drives overall business growth and solutions delivery. This is achieved by bringing a wide array of experience from sales engineering, technical marketing management, and security solutions architectural experience. Successful relationship growth has been achieved through cloud service providers, and extensive ISV ecosystems.

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Technical

About Technical

Tailored specifically for IT, security and DevOp pros, our Technical blogs get you into the nitty gritty details.

Dec 52018

Supply Chain Attacks

| Senior Threat Intel Analyst

Trusting third-parties in order to quickly add infrastructure and/or expertise to your business has become a common and, in many cases, essential business practice. These trust relationships are usually built upon agreements that both parties will do their part in a responsible manner. While that may be the case, businesses in different verticals often have […]

Corey Milligan

Senior Threat Intel Analyst

Corey has more than 18 years of IT experience. Before coming to Armor, he worked his way up the Army ranks, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer and one of the Army’s first Cyber Operations Technicians. He holds some of the industries most sought after certifications including CISSP, GCIA, GNFA, and GCTI. As a member of Armor’s Threat Response Unit, Corey provides threat intelligence support to the SOC and other divisions as needed, enhancing their efforts by collecting and analyzing open and closed source threat intelligence feeds, reporting on priority threats, identifying IOCs in support of network monitoring and incident response, and analyzing logs to identify hidden threats.

Dec 42018

Diving Deeper into Man-in-the-Middle and Brute Force Attacks

| Senior Security Architect

There is no shortage of ways for attackers to try to compromise an organization’s IT environment or an individual’s computer. From cross-site scripting to social engineering, the tactics of today’s attackers will sound familiar to cybersecurity researchers and victims alike. However, the most effective cyberattacks are often not the most sophisticated, as capturing low-hanging fruit […]

Chris Hinkley, OSCP, CISSP

Senior Security Architect

As senior security architect of Armor, Chris Hinkley utilizes a decade of security expertise to design, test and deploy next generation security processes and techniques for the cloud. His work at Armor was instrumental in Armor being one of the first cloud companies globally to achieve PCI DSS compliance. Prior to Armor, Hinkley worked as a Web Developer for TargetScope, an interactive marketing and Web development company. In that role he created everything from website animations to complex and dynamic product configurations using the latest technology and development frameworks. With Armor, Hinkley has held a number of security and technology-related roles, including security engineer, lead engineer and support manager. In those roles he has serviced thousands of FireHost customer servers, including Windows and Linux, and overseen the security of all hosting environments to meet PCI, HIPAA and other compliance guidelines. Hinkley is a sought after speaker and author on cloud, security and open source topics, publishing regular columns in SecurityWeek and other industry magazines. Hinkley is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Nov 202018

The Anatomy of an Attack: Diving Deeper into Social Engineering

| Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

What happens when threat actors are faced with an impenetrable wall of perimeter defenses, hardened machines, and state-of-the-art security solutions? Well, first, the most determined attackers won’t easily throw in the towel, that’s for sure. Not when they could always use old-fashioned social engineering to exploit what’s usually the weakest link in an organization’s security–its people.    As […]

Troy Dearing

Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

Troy Dearing is the Head of the Threat Resistance Unit and oversees all cyber threat intelligence & threat hunting initiatives. He initially joined Armor’s TRU as a Senior Ethical Hacker leveraging 22 years of expertise in IT and cyber security.

Before joining Armor, Troy was a Computer Network Operator for the NSA, where he was tasked with performing Computer Network Exploitation operations. He retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years of service with distinction serving as a network intelligence subject matter expert, instrumental in the creation of a service level course on network exploitation and analysis. Early in his career he was selected for an internship at the NSA’s Red Team which established his foundation in cyber security expertise. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland University College attaining his Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. Troy is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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Compliance

About Compliance

A compliance experts dream. We provide you with a complete breakdown of compliance and cybersecurity issues.

Nov 152018

Tokenization + Security-as-a-Service, Part 2

| Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

John Noltensmeyer | Head of Global Privacy and Compliance Solutions, TokenEx In the last blog, we discussed the new GDPR standards, what they mean for organizations and individuals, and the ripple effect as other countries implement similar legislation. With so many governments beginning to take data protection more seriously, it’s important to understand the different […]

Nancy Free

Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Nancy Free, Armor's Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer, has over 20 years of IT experience, including IT governance, risk, compliance, and audit. She has spent over 15 years in the IT Security field leading IT and compliance teams in a variety of industries, including: energy, transportation, construction, mortgage lending, healthcare, and retail.

Nov 122018

The Aftershock of GDPR, Part 1

| Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

John Noltensmeyer | Head of Global Privacy and Compliance Solutions, TokenEx This year, information security professionals experienced a significant impact to the industry: The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Since its implementation on May 25th, the way companies around the globe handle and store personal data has been nearly revolutionized. In partnership […]

Nancy Free

Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Nancy Free, Armor's Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer, has over 20 years of IT experience, including IT governance, risk, compliance, and audit. She has spent over 15 years in the IT Security field leading IT and compliance teams in a variety of industries, including: energy, transportation, construction, mortgage lending, healthcare, and retail.

Jul 172018

Compliance Measures: Not A One-Size-Fits-All

| Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Question: What do healthcare professionals, retailers and financial service experts all have in common?  Answer: The need to protect consumer data.   No, this isn’t a bad joke. It’s the work that’s happening every day across many industries, as companies try and maintain their reputations, avoid penalties and keep their customers coming back. While we’re all striving to achieve the same goals of data security and data privacy, there is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach to address […]

Nancy Free

Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Nancy Free, Armor's Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer, has over 20 years of IT experience, including IT governance, risk, compliance, and audit. She has spent over 15 years in the IT Security field leading IT and compliance teams in a variety of industries, including: energy, transportation, construction, mortgage lending, healthcare, and retail.

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Executive

About Executive

Sometimes, you need the C-Suite level jargon and focus, dive into this section to learn how cybersecurity affects broader business operations.

Nov 12018

Hotels, Technology, & the Cybersecurity that Protects Them

| Solutions Consultant

Chris Hickingbottom | VP of Engineering, OpenKey People are traveling more than ever before – and there is no sign the trend will be slowing down. With convenient air travel, an abundance of highways, and a robust hospitality and tourism industry, it’s no surprise travel is on the rise! And, with greater travel comes significant […]

Alex Humphrey

Solutions Consultant

Alex Humphrey serves as a Solutions Consultant at Armor. He is responsible for working with customers globally to build world-class server security and compliance for cloud, on-premise, and hybrid ecosystems. He previously worked as the Information Security Engineer Team Lead for Mary Kay where he was responsible for all aspects of server and endpoint security in both on-premise and cloud environments. He graduated Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Dallas attaining his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
and Management.

Oct 22018

Team Huddle: Beware of BYOD

| Security Operations Center Director

Thanks to technology advancements that allow us to access the Internet at a moment’s notice, today’s typical employee is more remote and on-the-go than ever before, continually accessing email, company systems, and documents from cell phones, laptops, and tablets.   Doing business without mobile devices simply isn’t an option anymore, and the abundance of personal devices makes it convenient to quickly answer emails, jump on a conference call, or knock out a few items […]

Holly Dale

Security Operations Center Director

Holly Dale’s two decades in cybersecurity has led her to become the SOC Director at Armor. Prior to Armor, Holly held positions contracted to Oncor Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration under the Department of Energy (NNSA/DOE), including Information System Security Officer (ISSO) cyber security Subject Matter Expert (SME), Senior Security Analyst, Sr. Forensic Investigator, and Sr. Incident Responder. Holly was a founding member of NNSA's Information Assurance Response Center (IARC), as well as a member of the Secret Services's Las Vegas Electronic Crimes Task Force (LV-ECTF) and the FBI-led Nevada Cyber Crimes Task Force (NCCTF), working with numerous city, county, state and federal agencies in each task force.

Sep 252018

From CISO to Board: Explaining Cybersecurity

| Head of Security

In my previous post, we discussed the intricacies involved when IT security managers communicate cybersecurity initiatives to their organizations’ C-level executives. We also gave some recommendations on how to win C-Suite support for those types of initiatives. Today, we take on the next level by discussing how a CISO or C-level executive should in turn communicate those initiatives to the company’s board of […]

Wayne Reynolds

Head of Security

Head of Security, Wayne Reynolds, manages the cyber and physical security operations at Armor. This unique, dual responsibility extends beyond the typical approach many cloud providers take in securing their own operations while leaving customers to fend for themselves. Key to establishing the strategic and operational vision at Armor, Wayne oversees the execution of Security Incident Management, Security Infrastructure, Vulnerability Threat Management, Threat Intelligence, Corporate Security, and Physical Security within both Armor’s corporate and customer environments. He leads Armor's Friendly Network Forces, a one-of-a-kind internal penetration testing organization designed to validate the company’s own security measures and evaluate risk from new or unforeseen threats. Prior to Armor, Wayne served in the U.S. Marine Corps for nearly 20 years where he led the Tactical Information Technology and Avionics Departments. In his civilian career, he has led organizations for a wide range of businesses including Conde Nast Publication, Copart Auto Auctions, Aerojet-Rocketdyne, Citi Group, and GameStop.

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