December 2015

December 2015

Dec 222015

Cyber Security Interview Questions

“Tell me about your home network.” It’s a simple query that seems innocent enough, but it tells Armor CSO Jeff Schilling quite a bit as he pounds the digital pavement for his next cyber security operative. This and other interview pitfalls are the basis of a new story, “Interview questions to throw you off guard,” […]

Dec 172015

Is Magento Secure?

Magento is one of the top eCommerce platforms in the world. It benefits both from closed-source development for its Enterprise Edition, and open-source development from its Community Edition. Secure coding can only go so far. Patches can only be so timely. Here are some things to consider when working with Magento. Isn’t Magento a secured […]

Dec 162015

Kids Opting for High-Tech Toys that Educate, Entertain

The future is now. And many children are exploring their high-tech aptitude at early ages. For some, this means finding toys that smartly — and covertly — blend fun, technology and education. This movement is outlined in a new piece by The Associated Press, “There’s a New Crop of Coding Toys for Techie Tykes.” The story […]

Dec 102015

We’re Moving Fast. And We’re Moving with Purpose.

| Founder & CEO

What a remarkable year. We started 2015 as a focused, innovative secure cloud company. We end the year with those same traits, only now as the leader in active cyber defense under the new, inspiring Armor brand. I can tell you personally that Armor’s commitment to protect our customers knows no bounds. We are grateful for […]

Chris Drake

Founder & CEO

As the founder and CEO of Armor, Chris Drake oversees the growth, direction, and innovation of the company’s secure cloud services. He fights the status quo every day and ensures that the “smart creatives” at Armor are protected for the benefit of its customers. He understands and accepts the awesome responsibility customers have placed in Armor to protect their most sensitive data. Drake began his career by serving as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army’s storied 82nd Airborne Division. While at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Drake built some of the U.S. Army’s first private secure websites. After leaving the military, he established TargetScope, an interactive marketing and web development company that oversaw hundreds of websites and applications containing critical data. After hearing of clients getting hacked at other hosting providers, Drake saw a clear need in the market for a truly secure cloud and established FireHost (now Armor). In the first few years, Drake led Armor to 100 percent growth three years in a row, establishing the company as the industry’s leading secure managed cloud provider. He served as the company’s CTO in 2014 to help drive its continued innovation and returned to the CEO post in March 2015. Along the way, Drake became a sought-after speaker and writer on topics surrounding the cloud, security, and compliance. He’s often quoted in major industry news sites and speaks at leading industry events. In 2013, he won the Tech Titans Emerging CEO award, which is given to the top chief executive of a successfully emerging business. Drake was acknowledged as one of the top “40 under 40” business leaders by the Dallas Business Journal and received the University of North Texas Distinguished Young Alumni Award. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of North Texas.