November 2014

November 2014

Nov 182014

Defeating Holiday Hackers: Seasonal Safety for Payment IT

| Chief Information Security Officer

It’s that time of year: the days are beginning to cool, the leaves are changing color and consumers everywhere are starting to shop for the holidays. Yes, already. If you’ve been buried in compliance preparations for your 2015 PCI audit, you might not even be thinking about the coming upsurge in traffic for your sites […]

Kurt Hagerman

Chief Information Security Officer

Kurt Hagerman has over twenty-five years in the field of information technology, including over 6 years as Chief Information Security Officer at Armor. He is responsible for the governance, risk and compliance side of the security mission for customer facing products. He regularly consults with Armor prospects and customers on PCI, HIPAA and financial services regulations and helps them understand how these regulations impact their business and how Armor can help them meet their regulatory responsibilities. Kurt regularly speaks and writes on information security topics in the payments and health care spaces as well as on cloud security. He holds CISA and CISSP certifications and is an active participant with local chapters of ISACA, CSA and ISSA.

Prior to joining Armor, he was a Managing Director and national PCI Practice Director for Coalfire Systems, Inc., a leading IT Security GRC company. Kurt has conducted hundreds of security reviews and audits across a number of industries including the payment space, healthcare, financial services and higher education. During his twenty-five 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/Security auditing and compliance.

Nov 62014

Top Compliance Mistakes in Healthcare IT

| Chief Information Security Officer

As we’ve said before, HIPAA compliance has puzzled more than a few healthcare IT teams. Unlike other regulatory organizations, HIPAA regulations are more vague than prescriptive. So it’s not surprising that in trying to attain compliance and safeguard their protected health information (PHI), healthcare organizations often make compliance blunders that put their data and reputation […]

Kurt Hagerman

Chief Information Security Officer

Kurt Hagerman has over twenty-five years in the field of information technology, including over 6 years as Chief Information Security Officer at Armor. He is responsible for the governance, risk and compliance side of the security mission for customer facing products. He regularly consults with Armor prospects and customers on PCI, HIPAA and financial services regulations and helps them understand how these regulations impact their business and how Armor can help them meet their regulatory responsibilities. Kurt regularly speaks and writes on information security topics in the payments and health care spaces as well as on cloud security. He holds CISA and CISSP certifications and is an active participant with local chapters of ISACA, CSA and ISSA.

Prior to joining Armor, he was a Managing Director and national PCI Practice Director for Coalfire Systems, Inc., a leading IT Security GRC company. Kurt has conducted hundreds of security reviews and audits across a number of industries including the payment space, healthcare, financial services and higher education. During his twenty-five 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/Security auditing and compliance.

Nov 42014

Ransomware: Faster Than the Average Threat

Turn on the news and you won’t have to wait long before hearing about the latest data breach. iCloud. Home Depot. Gmail. But there’s another kind of attack that’s on the rise and it doesn’t make the headlines that often, even though it can destroy your business even faster than the average breach. I’m talking […]