June 2016

June 2016

Jun 292016

Compliance Between Audits

| Chief Information Security Officer

If there’s one word that comes up a lot when we talk about compliance, it’s audit. This makes sense. Audits are a big deal. But here’s something else that’s important: staying compliant between audits. Let’s use a real-world analogy to put this into perspective. Imagine one day you covered up your speedometer, gas gauge or other warning lights. You’d be operating at a distinct disadvantage.

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.

Jun 222016

Documenting PCI Compliance

| Chief Information Security Officer

PCI compliance can be complicated, but if there’s one aspect that can feel especially time-consuming, it’s documentation. I have some good news, though. If you’ve tackled PCI compliance in the past, you might remember that PCI DSS 2.0 wasn’t always clear on the kind of documentation needed. Luckily, PCI 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 include additional detail.

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.

Jun 162016

How Do I Make Compliance Easier?

| Chief Information Security Officer

Compliance can be complicated. The requirements. The controls. The audits. The effort. There are so many components to consider and manage. Often, one of the first items on a company’s wish list is a request to make compliance easier.

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.

Jun 72016

Armor’s New Global Partner Program: Strengthening Focus. Expanding Opportunity.

To help provide our solutions to those who need them most, we work with an extensive network of talented channel partners to lead the charge. Armor provides peace of mind to their customers with the confidence that sensitive data is protected by one of the most trusted names in cybersecurity. As we’ve continued to grow, we have strived to simplify this process and offer solutions that help them close deals faster, with greater margins. To that end, we are evolving and strengthening our partner support with an all new Global Partner Program.