October 2017

October 2017

Oct 312017

Who’s Haunting Your Network?

Disappearing files, phantom administrators, suspicious logs. Unless you’re the suspicious type, you might have written these off as non-critical issues without any nefarious source. But what if there’s a maliciousness behind this madness? What if there are ghosts in your business machines?

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Oct 272017

Why Cloud Security Matters for DevOps

In the third and final part of our Why Security Matters series, we’re focusing on the development side of the house to establish how cloud security truly matters for DevOps.

Oct 262017

Why Businesses Suck at Patch Management

Even with the prevalence of major cyber campaigns, businesses aren’t patching their critical businesses systems. Why is that? Is it a business-centric move, a misunderstanding of cloud-based threats or just apathy toward patching in general? This blog seeks to uncover the “why” behind this lack of security fundamentals and encourages businesses to stop sucking at patching

Oct 252017

Ransomware Alert: Bad Rabbit

The latest news and prevention techniques for Bad Rabbit. Armor’s security experts are monitoring this malware as it spreads globally to ensure you can protect you and your customers’ sensitive data.

Oct 202017

Why Cloud Security Matters for Compliance Professionals

In part two of our three-part blog series for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’re going beyond regulatory checklists and audit prep to explore why compliance professionals must build on their regulatory success to ensure the highest level of security and control for their organizations.

Oct 192017

Preview: October Armor Threat Intelligence Briefing

Learn about ransomware’s continued rise and how you can protect yourself in a preview of the latest Armor Threat Intelligence Briefing.

Oct 132017

Farewell to Audit Season; Hello Continuous Compliance

| Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

I fondly remember a time when “Audit Season” was just that — a season. Once a year, auditors would appear – with and without fanfare –- to thoroughly test our security controls. It was a consolidated, one-and-done process. It was a magical time. But it wasn’t meant to last. Before too long, driven by improvements […]

Nancy Free

Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Nancy Free, Armor's Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer, has over 20 years of IT experience, including IT governance, risk, compliance, and audit. She has spent over 15 years in the IT Security field leading IT and compliance teams in a variety of industries, including: energy, transportation, construction, mortgage lending, healthcare, and retail.

Oct 122017

Why Cloud Security Matters For Business Leaders

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) seems like a quaint idea these days, does it not?  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s tough not to be hyperaware of the nearly endless stream of news around high-profile breaches and new threat actor exploits. But like most things – awareness means little unless it translates […]

Oct 42017

Pandora’s Box – The Convenience of Technology and the Price to Pay

We live in a culture of convenience. From drive-thru shopping to on-demand movies, we want everything at the quickest possible pace and with the least amount of effort. To those who are cynical, this simply means we are too lazy. To those with a “glass-half-full” view of the world, this quest for speed and low […]

Oct 32017


By John Yates V-LEX Save the date – 25 May 2018, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). In actuality, the term “replaces” may not accurately portray the paradigm shift GDPR will bring for both data subjects and those holding their data. In some ways – especially in […]