Mar 152018

Containerization: The Need to Know

Derek Boxdell | Director of U.S. Sales

Ever since it gained widespread adoption, cloud computing has always been synonymous with virtualization. But what we’ve all become accustomed to is only one form of virtualization – one that makes virtual machines available directly on top of your traditional hypervisors. Lately however, there’s been a surge in virtualization concepts and one in particular seems […]

Derek Boxdell

Director of U.S. Sales

Derek serves as the Director of U.S. sales at Armor. He is responsible for guiding his team of consultants in helping clients solve business-related challenges, whether it's security, compliance or public/private cloud. With more than 10 years in the public cloud, cybersecurity and IT industry, he's seen the landscape evolve as industries continue to innovate, and is able to help his consultants create an ecosystem inclusive of transparency and candor. It's not at all unusual for him to get in, roll up his sleeves and help prospects make the right decision for their business strategies.

Prior to joining Armor he served as the VP of Sales, Channels and Partners for FortyCloud, and was charged with driving revenue growth and awareness, ultimately culminating in acquisition by FireMon in 2016.

Mar 122018

Why I Joined Armor: Rafal Los

Rafal Los | VP of Solution Strategy

The security industry, much like others I imagine, is cyclical with the occasional disruptions. The pace of technological change continues to accelerate as it impacts our lives more and more every day. Every once in a while, something happens that fundamentally changes the way we operate. Mobile phones and wireless networking are just two examples […]

Rafal Los

VP of Solution Strategy

Rafal Los serves as the VP of Solution Strategy at Armor. He's responsible for leading the various technical functions associated with designing, developing and delivering next-generation cloud security-as-a-service solutions to our clients. Rafal is also the Founder & Producer of the Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast. He previously worked as the Managing Director, Solution & Program Insight at Optiv Inc.; Principal, Strategy Security Services at HP Enterprise Security Services; and Senior Security Strategist at HP Software.

As an IT security professional, Rafal gained experience in some of the world's most challenging business environments. His responsibilities included budgets, risk analysis, process creating and adoption, internal audit and compliance strategies. His professional experience has taken him from budding ".com" companies, to a security boutique shop, to one of the world's largest and most complex enterprises - always meeting challenges head-on and with a positive attitude. He has been the catalyst for change in many organizations, building bridges across enterprises and developing permanent successful strategies for growth and prosperity.

Mar 82018

A Girl & Her Games: Looking Back on Computer Engineering

Holly Dale | Security Operations Center Director

Women make up only 29% of the science and engineering workforce, with only 10.7% focusing their careers in electrical or computer hardware engineering, according to the National Science Board’s “Science and Engineering Indicators 2016” report. Studying these statistics, it got me thinking… what was my first interaction with technology and programming? One weekend my Brownie® (girl scouts […]

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Holly Dale

Security Operations Center Director

Holly Dale’s 15-year career in cybersecurity 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.

Mar 72018

Healthcare Startups: The Need for Advanced Security

Cody Sandone | Account Executive

The winds of change in the healthcare industry are blowing more forcefully than ever with the onslaught of various technological advancements like social media, big data, IoT, wearables, artificial intelligence, sensors and many others. Coupled with the revolutionary shift to value-based care, these change-enablers are fueling the emergence of healthcare startups, who are seeing new […]

Cody Sandone

Account Executive

With more than 10 years in sales roles, Cody's responsible for helping businesses and clients navigate security and compliance challenges associated with hosting sensitive data across on-prem, public or private cloud environments, as part of their decision-buying process for Armor's offerings. In addition, Cody founded and owns Sandone Enterprises LLC, an industrial recycling brokerage services firm, and previously worked for AAA Recycling and Impact Realty Group, LLC.

Mar 62018

How Healthcare & Retail Initiatives Impact Security and Compliance

Kurt Hagerman, Chief Information Security Officer, Armor Gerry Miller, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Cloudticity Today’s healthcare industry is filled with innovative products, procedures and services designed to meet the triple aim of providing a better patient experience, higher quality of care and lower costs. Coincidentally, the same could likely be said about the retail […]

Mar 12018

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Prepare for When, Not If

Wayne Reynolds | Head of Security

As technologies become more sophisticated, so do cybercrimes and the threat actors behind them. In 2017 alone, these types of threats made more headlines than ever before – so much so that ABC’s hit drama Grey’s Anatomy highlighted the issue in its most recent Fall finale.  It’s estimated that the cost of cybercrimes against enterprises […]

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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 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 272018

Security-as-a-Service: The Next Generation of MSSPs

David Puzas | VP Product & Corporate Marketing

Corporate security teams are fighting battles on two major fronts. On one side, they’re facing an onslaught of cyber threats. And on the other, they must deal with the increasing complexities of technology sprawl, as the constant need for innovation and improvements to customer experiences is making it that much harder on security teams. But […]

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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.

Feb 222018

The Forgotten Cybersecurity Threat: Insider Misuse

Troy Dearing | Manager Threat Resistance Unit

An old proverb states, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” We’re willing to bet this proverb wasn’t referring to cybersecurity when it originally came to be. When you think about it, though, it’s highly applicable to one of the biggest threats facing businesses today: insider misuse. Over-trusting and unaware employees act with […]

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Troy Dearing

Manager Threat Resistance Unit

Troy Dearing (Gunnery Sergeant, Retired) joined Armor as a Sr Ethical Hacker bringing 20 years of expertise in IT and cyber security to the Threat Resistant Unit (TRU).

Before joining Armor, Troy was a Computer Network Operator for the NSA, where he was tasked with performing Computer Network Exploitation operations. For 20 years he served the Marine Corps with distinction 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.

Troy hails from the great state of Arizona. He graduated magna cumm laude from the University of Maryland University College attaining his Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. Troy is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Feb 202018

Don’t Think IaaS. Think Cloud.

Cody Sandone | Account Executive

New and seasoned business owners of technology companies are often consumed with building the best and brightest cloud applications. So much so that the process and go-to-market (GTM) strategy can be rushed, resulting in applications being built with the more familiar Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering vs. exploring all the cloud-native services (PaaS) that are available in […]

Cody Sandone

Account Executive

With more than 10 years in sales roles, Cody's responsible for helping businesses and clients navigate security and compliance challenges associated with hosting sensitive data across on-prem, public or private cloud environments, as part of their decision-buying process for Armor's offerings. In addition, Cody founded and owns Sandone Enterprises LLC, an industrial recycling brokerage services firm, and previously worked for AAA Recycling and Impact Realty Group, LLC.

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.