July 2017

July 2017

Jul 282017

Managing Multi-Cloud Security: Whether You Want to or Not

In my experience, many conversations with customer security teams inevitably begin with: “I just found out that one of our business owners built infrastructure in the public cloud and it is hosting a critical business process.”  Or, “we can’t afford the tech refresh in my current datacenter, and I have been directed to manage a […]

Jul 262017

Rebooting Your Patch Management Process

| Head of Security

The first half of 2017 was rough for cyber security. Multiple waves of major cyber attack campaigns like WannaCry and Petya have left everyone paranoid and constantly looking over their shoulder for the next shoe to drop. Even with this high level of paranoia, have companies started taking the necessary proactive steps for threat prevention? […]

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 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 including Conde Nast Publication, Copart Auto Auctions, Aerojet-Rocketdyne, Citi Group, and GameStop.

Jul 192017

Microsoft Inspire – Putting Cyber Security at the Forefront

I associate July with several things, the beginning of the Microsoft Fiscal year, summer heat in Texas and the annual Microsoft’s Partner Conference, now known as “Microsoft Inspire.” At the close of last week’s Washington, D.C. conference, I realized it marked for me the fifth rendition of the event as both a full-time employee and […]

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Guest authors comprise of Armor's strategic partners, technology partners, clients and experts in the cybersecurity industry.

Jul 142017

Verizon Data Exposure – A Lesson in Cloud Security Hygiene

According to reports, Verizon potentially exposed up to 14 million customers’ personal information in a public-facing Amazon S3 (storage) bucket which was managed by one of their third-party vendors. While fallout from this incident doesn’t seem to be broad at this point, it demonstrates the potential for the mass compromise of corporate and consumer data if proper diligence […]

Jul 112017

Time’s Up: The President’s Cyber Security Executive Order is Being Enforced. What’s Next?

| Head of Security

Today marks 60 days after President Trump issued an executive order that called for government agencies to have conducted security reviews with accompanying recommendations as to what steps will be taken to secure the country’s critical infrastructure, networks and data. It seems clear that the President has good intentions with this aggressive stance. As a […]

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 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 including Conde Nast Publication, Copart Auto Auctions, Aerojet-Rocketdyne, Citi Group, and GameStop.

Jul 62017

Navigating Microsoft – Preparation Leads to Opportunity

Microsoft is a very large and complex organization that can prove difficult to navigate from a partner perspective.  While aligning a go-to-market plan with this behemoth organization can often seem daunting, it can also be very fruitful for the bottom line.  Fortunately, once a firm grasp of how to best work with the company exists, […]

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Guest authors comprise of Armor's strategic partners, technology partners, clients and experts in the cybersecurity industry.