Feb 152018

Migrating to the Cloud: Debunking the Myths

Ryan Smith | Product Owner

Misconceptions around cloud migration and security are making it difficult for businesses to complete or even begin their own cloud journey. Unless you’re able to separate the myths from the facts, it will take a while before you can start reaping the rewards of your cloud endeavors, if at all. The goal of this article […]

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Ryan Smith

Product Owner

With 10 years experience, Ryan Smith serves as a Product Owner at Armor, assisting in bringing world-class cloud security to the AWAS ecosystem. In previous roles, he served as the Director of Product for SandBox Commerce, Marketing and Sales Manager/MuvData Product Manager for The New Office, Inc., Management Consultant and Content Marketing Strategist for Twin Engine Labs, and Co-Founder of Good Market. Ryan holds a PhD in Mass Media and Communication Studies from European Graduate School.

Feb 132018

Information Security: The Gaps that Exist

Wayne Reynolds | Vice President, Security

Too many cooks spoil the broth. A similar thought applies to the information security space, where the plethora of security vendors are sowing even more confusion among CISOs and IT professionals who are already overwhelmed by mounting threats, shrinking budgets and onerous compliance requirements. Consequences of the Silver Bullet Theory Over a year ago, the […]

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Wayne Reynolds

Vice President, Security

VP 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 the 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 to include Conde Nast Publication, Copart Auto Auctions, Aerojet-Rocketdyne, Citi Group, and GameStop.

Feb 72018

If You Build It, They Will Hack It: The Impact on SMB Cybersecurity

Wayne Reynolds | Vice President, Security

The internet is becoming an increasingly hostile place. The abundance of insecure IoT devices has made it easier than ever for bad actors to perform malicious actions without exposing their true source. As a result, the sheer volume of scanners and auto exploit kits in use practically guarantees that if a service comes up online, […]

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Wayne Reynolds

Vice President, Security

VP 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 the 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 to include Conde Nast Publication, Copart Auto Auctions, Aerojet-Rocketdyne, Citi Group, and GameStop.

Feb 52018

Patching for Meltdown and Spectre: Still a Challenge But Low Risk

Jeff Schilling, CISM | Chief Security Officer

IT and cybersecurity professionals were greeted with a horrible 2018 New Year’s surprise when they returned to work after the holidays. Intel, the world’s largest supplier of Central Processor Unit (CPU) Chips, announced their hardware had two significant security flaws.  These security flaws potentially affect over 80% of IT systems globally and has been referred […]

Jeff Schilling, CISM

Chief Security Officer

Jeff Schilling (Colonel, Retired) is the Chief Security Officer at Armor Defense, the first Totally Secure cloud company and is responsible for the Security and Compliance of our customer and corporate environment.

Prior to joining, Armor, Jeff was the Director of the Global Incident Response practice for SecureWorks where his team supported more than 300 customers with incident response planning, capabilities development, digital forensics investigations and active incident management.  

Jeff retired from the US Army after 24 years of service in July of 2012.   In his last assignment, Jeff was the Director of the Army’s global Security Operations Center under US Army Cyber Command.  In this position, Jeff was responsible for synchronizing the global security operations and incident response for more than one million computer systems, on 350 wide area networks, supporting all Army organizations in more than 2500 locations. Previous to this position, Jeff was the Director of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Global Security Operations Center with Joint Task Force Global Network Operations, where he managed security operations and global incident management for more than four million globally connected computer systems.

Jan 302018

The Benefits of Being Blonde: A Journey to Information Technology

Holly Dale | Indications and Warnings Manager

Life seems easier with an optimistic attitude. I’ve never actually considered myself an optimist as my internal state of being is in a constant state of worry and panic – being in a security operations role within the information technology industry. But recent pondering has led me to the conclusion that I am an inadvertent […]

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Holly Dale

Indications and Warnings Manager

Holly Dale’s 15-year career in cyber security has led her to become the Indications and Warnings Manager at Armor. Prior to Armor, Holly was a Senior Security Analyst, contracted to Oncor Energy. She has held several positions while contracted to the National Nuclear Security Administration under the Department of Energy (NNSA/DOE), including Information System Security Officer (ISSO) and Senior Security Analyst. Holly was also a Senior Forensic Investigator/Incident Responder and founding member of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Information Assurance Response Center (IARC), participating in multiple inter-agency cyber security task forces alongside city, county, state and federal agencies.

Jan 252018

Security vs. Compliance: A Love-Hate Relationship

Kurt Hagerman | Chief Information Security Officer

Ever since men started crafting laws, there has been a constant conflict on how people carry out the ‘letter of the law’ such that it also achieves the ‘spirit of the law.’ The essence of this conflict is now causing problems in regulated industries and regions where businesses pour so much time, money and resources […]

Kurt Hagerman

Chief Information Security Officer

As chief information security officer (CISO) for Armor, Kurt Hagerman is responsible for all aspects of security and compliance for both corporate and customer facing products. He is accountable for helping the company attain ISO, PCI, HIPAA and other certifications, which allow Armor customers to more easily achieve the necessary compliances for their own businesses.

Hagerman was most recently the managing director of the southwest region and PCI practice director for Coalfire Systems, Inc., a leading IT Security GRC company and QSA. During his twenty plus years in the field of information technology, he has held a wide number of positions encompassing many IT and security disciplines including: network engineering; systems engineering; security engineering; and IT auditing and compliance.

Hagerman regularly speaks and writes on information security topics in the payments and healthcare spaces, as well as on cloud security. He holds CISA and CISSP certifications and is an active participant on the Cloud Security Alliance SME council as well as on the Public Policy Committee of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition. Hagerman holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University.

Jan 232018

Logging & Security: Solving the Analysis Challenge

Ryan Smith | Product Owner

Logging is vital to any cybersecurity program. Combined with proper monitoring, logs can provide valuable information to security professionals that then enable them to detect malware activities, hacking attempts, configuration problems and other similar issues. It’s so important to security – that log management and monitoring are among the requirements of data protection laws and […]

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Ryan Smith

Product Owner

With 10 years experience, Ryan Smith serves as a Product Owner at Armor, assisting in bringing world-class cloud security to the AWAS ecosystem. In previous roles, he served as the Director of Product for SandBox Commerce, Marketing and Sales Manager/MuvData Product Manager for The New Office, Inc., Management Consultant and Content Marketing Strategist for Twin Engine Labs, and Co-Founder of Good Market. Ryan holds a PhD in Mass Media and Communication Studies from European Graduate School.

Jan 182018

Eliminating the Noise: A New Approach to Cybersecurity Metrics

David Puzas | VP Product & Corporate Marketing

Simply put – cybersecurity has a metrics problem. Why is it so difficult to answer, “How secure are we?” All too often security teams are left looking like a deer in the headlights when asked the question, “How secure are we?” The truth, however, is that it doesn’t have to be that way. To be […]

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David Puzas

VP Product & Corporate Marketing

David Puzas is the VP Product & Corporate Marketing at Armor. David is an innovative cybersecurity, cloud and IT services marketer and business leader with over 20+ years of experience. He's previously been charged with building client value and innovative outcomes for companies, such as Dell SecureWorks and IBM clients world-wide.

Jan 162018

Diving into DevSecOps: Measuring Effectiveness & Success

Jeff Schilling, CISM | Chief Security Officer

Whether your organization is big or small, you need the right metrics to determine the effectiveness of your security, performance and overall operation. This is no less true when it comes to measuring the success of your DevSecOps approach than it is anything else. Getting developers to think like InfoSec professionals and vice versa is […]

Jeff Schilling, CISM

Chief Security Officer

Jeff Schilling (Colonel, Retired) is the Chief Security Officer at Armor Defense, the first Totally Secure cloud company and is responsible for the Security and Compliance of our customer and corporate environment.

Prior to joining, Armor, Jeff was the Director of the Global Incident Response practice for SecureWorks where his team supported more than 300 customers with incident response planning, capabilities development, digital forensics investigations and active incident management.  

Jeff retired from the US Army after 24 years of service in July of 2012.   In his last assignment, Jeff was the Director of the Army’s global Security Operations Center under US Army Cyber Command.  In this position, Jeff was responsible for synchronizing the global security operations and incident response for more than one million computer systems, on 350 wide area networks, supporting all Army organizations in more than 2500 locations. Previous to this position, Jeff was the Director of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Global Security Operations Center with Joint Task Force Global Network Operations, where he managed security operations and global incident management for more than four million globally connected computer systems.

Jan 112018

Diving into DevSecOps: Predictions for 2018

Jeff Schilling, CISM | Chief Security Officer

Of IT disciplines, cyber security is the only one that should never dance alone. It touches everything, from networking to application development. Yet traditionally, security has often been the last one invited to the party.  In the DevOps community, that is now starting to change. A new awareness of the threat landscape is dawning, and 2018 […]

Jeff Schilling, CISM

Chief Security Officer

Jeff Schilling (Colonel, Retired) is the Chief Security Officer at Armor Defense, the first Totally Secure cloud company and is responsible for the Security and Compliance of our customer and corporate environment.

Prior to joining, Armor, Jeff was the Director of the Global Incident Response practice for SecureWorks where his team supported more than 300 customers with incident response planning, capabilities development, digital forensics investigations and active incident management.  

Jeff retired from the US Army after 24 years of service in July of 2012.   In his last assignment, Jeff was the Director of the Army’s global Security Operations Center under US Army Cyber Command.  In this position, Jeff was responsible for synchronizing the global security operations and incident response for more than one million computer systems, on 350 wide area networks, supporting all Army organizations in more than 2500 locations. Previous to this position, Jeff was the Director of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Global Security Operations Center with Joint Task Force Global Network Operations, where he managed security operations and global incident management for more than four million globally connected computer systems.