November 2016

November 2016

Nov 282016

When Shared Cloud Security Responsibility Means Shared Confusion

With all of the advantages cloud providers offer – convenience, flexibility, ROI – it’s often difficult to resist. Indeed, the benefits are so alluring that corporate managers often buy into security pitches that promise more than can be delivered. This problem is aggravated by two facts: Cloud services are often purchased by line-of-business (LOB) managers […]

Nov 182016

Death by a Thousand Data Points

| Chief Information Security Officer

The Internet of Things (IoT)—whether at home via connected refrigerators, thermostats and home security systems or in a corporate campus with Internet-enabled door locks, lightbulbs and supply chain beacons—promises future advantages that strain the imaginations of our technologists and futurists. The potential of this technology is incredible and we have yet to truly tap into the […]

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 182016

Getting Serious About IoT Security – Why the DHS is Justified

| Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

The Department of Homeland Security has fired a shot across the bow of any company that releases IoT products capable of being harnessed for malicious cyber attacks. Yesterday’s proclamation brought tremendous clarity to how serious the agency is about the issue and how serious they want manufacturers to be.  In short the DHS “Strategic Principles […]

Troy Dearing

Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

Troy Dearing is the Head of the Threat Resistance Unit and oversees all cyber threat intelligence & threat hunting initiatives. He initially joined Armor’s TRU as a Senior Ethical Hacker leveraging 22 years of expertise in IT and cyber security.

Before joining Armor, Troy was a Computer Network Operator for the NSA, where he was tasked with performing Computer Network Exploitation operations. He retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years of service with distinction serving 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. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland University College attaining his Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. Troy is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).