March 2018

March 2018

Mar 292018

How Do I Become Compliant?

| Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

For many of us, our first glimpse into playing by the rules was guided by classic board games, such as Monopoly, Life, and Operation. If you cheated, your parents and friends likely decided not to play with you. However, if you followed the rules, developing a strategy helped you win. As adults, board games have […]

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.

Mar 272018

Cybercrime-as-a-Service: Selling DDoS on the Dark Web

| Senior Threat Intel Analyst

Unlike legitimate cybersecurity jobs, cybercrime does not require certification or advanced degrees. In fact, the barrier of entry into the world of cybercrime remains extremely low, in large part due to the growth of cybercrime-as-a-service on the Dark Web. In The Black Market Report, our Threat Resistance Unit (TRU) researchers identified a full menu of […]

Corey Milligan

Senior Threat Intel Analyst

Corey has more than 18 years of IT experience. Before coming to Armor, he worked his way up the Army ranks, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer and one of the Army’s first Cyber Operations Technicians. He holds some of the industries most sought after certifications including CISSP, GCIA, GNFA, and GCTI. As a member of Armor’s Threat Response Unit, Corey provides threat intelligence support to the SOC and other divisions as needed, enhancing their efforts by collecting and analyzing open and closed source threat intelligence feeds, reporting on priority threats, identifying IOCs in support of network monitoring and incident response, and analyzing logs to identify hidden threats.

Mar 222018

Solving Cybersecurity Issues Equals Man Plus Machine

| Senior Ethical Hacker

When attempting to solve a cybersecurity problem, some businesses have a tendency to seek a silver bullet solution. This can be dangerous for a couple of reasons: It can lead to a false sense of security if a ‘silver bullet’ is supposedly found It can cost a lot of money if that so-called silver bullet […]

Geoffrey Pamerleau

Senior Ethical Hacker

Geoffrey Pamerleau joined Armor as a senior ethical hacker bringing 10 years of expertise in IT and cyber security to the Threat Resistance Unit (TRU). Before joining Armor, Geoff was a Computer Network Operator for the NSA, where he was tasked with performing computer network exploitation operations. He served in the United States Air Force with distinction as a Cyberspace Operations Officer. Prior to his commission, Geoff received a Bachelor’s in Computer Science with a focus on Cyberwarfare from the United States Air Force Academy. While there, Geoff was a member of the Academy’s Cyber Warfare Club and competed in National and International information security competitions. Geoff has certifications in incident handling and penetration testing from SANS and Offensive Security. (GCIH, GPEN, and OSCP).

Mar 202018

Reselling Hospitality: A Look at Hotel Rewards on the Dark Web

| Senior Threat Intel Analyst

Just about any piece of data can be turned into money on the Dark Web – from social security numbers to utility bills to credit card information. Since everything is fair game, it should be no surprise that rewards points are just another piece of data on that list. Look inside The Black Market Report, […]

Corey Milligan

Senior Threat Intel Analyst

Corey has more than 18 years of IT experience. Before coming to Armor, he worked his way up the Army ranks, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer and one of the Army’s first Cyber Operations Technicians. He holds some of the industries most sought after certifications including CISSP, GCIA, GNFA, and GCTI. As a member of Armor’s Threat Response Unit, Corey provides threat intelligence support to the SOC and other divisions as needed, enhancing their efforts by collecting and analyzing open and closed source threat intelligence feeds, reporting on priority threats, identifying IOCs in support of network monitoring and incident response, and analyzing logs to identify hidden threats.

Mar 152018

Containerization: The Need to Know

| Director of U.S. Sales

Ever since it gained widespread adoption, cloud computing has always been synonymous with virtualization. But what we’ve all become accustomed to is only one form of virtualization – one that makes virtual machines available directly on top of your traditional hypervisors. Lately however, there’s been a surge in virtualization concepts and one in particular seems […]

Derek Boxdell

Director of U.S. Sales

Derek serves as the Director of U.S. sales at Armor. He is responsible for guiding his team of consultants in helping clients solve business-related challenges, whether it's security, compliance or public/private cloud. With more than 10 years in the public cloud, cybersecurity and IT industry, he's seen the landscape evolve as industries continue to innovate, and is able to help his consultants create an ecosystem inclusive of transparency and candor. It's not at all unusual for him to get in, roll up his sleeves and help prospects make the right decision for their business strategies. Prior to joining Armor he served as the VP of Sales, Channels and Partners for FortyCloud, and was charged with driving revenue growth and awareness, ultimately culminating in acquisition by FireMon in 2016.

Mar 122018

Why I Joined Armor: Rafal Los

| VP of Solution Strategy

The security industry, much like others I imagine, is cyclical with the occasional disruptions. The pace of technological change continues to accelerate as it impacts our lives more and more every day. Every once in a while, something happens that fundamentally changes the way we operate. Mobile phones and wireless networking are just two examples […]

Rafal Los

VP of Solution Strategy

Rafal Los serves as the VP of Solution Strategy at Armor. He's responsible for leading the various technical functions associated with designing, developing and delivering next-generation cloud security-as-a-service solutions to our clients. Rafal is also the Founder & Producer of the Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast. He previously worked as the Managing Director, Solution & Program Insight at Optiv Inc.; Principal, Strategy Security Services at HP Enterprise Security Services; and Senior Security Strategist at HP Software. As an IT security professional, Rafal gained experience in some of the world's most challenging business environments. His responsibilities included budgets, risk analysis, process creating and adoption, internal audit and compliance strategies. His professional experience has taken him from budding ".com" companies, to a security boutique shop, to one of the world's largest and most complex enterprises - always meeting challenges head-on and with a positive attitude. He has been the catalyst for change in many organizations, building bridges across enterprises and developing permanent successful strategies for growth and prosperity.

Mar 82018

A Girl & Her Games: Looking Back on Computer Engineering

| Security Operations Center Director

Women make up only 29% of the science and engineering workforce, with only 10.7% focusing their careers in electrical or computer hardware engineering, according to the National Science Board’s “Science and Engineering Indicators 2016” report. Studying these statistics, it got me thinking… what was my first interaction with technology and programming? One weekend my Brownie® (girl scouts […]

Holly Dale

Security Operations Center Director

Holly Dale’s two decades in cybersecurity has led her to become the SOC Director at Armor. Prior to Armor, Holly held positions contracted to Oncor Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration under the Department of Energy (NNSA/DOE), including Information System Security Officer (ISSO) cyber security Subject Matter Expert (SME), Senior Security Analyst, Sr. Forensic Investigator, and Sr. Incident Responder. Holly was a founding member of NNSA's Information Assurance Response Center (IARC), as well as a member of the Secret Services's Las Vegas Electronic Crimes Task Force (LV-ECTF) and the FBI-led Nevada Cyber Crimes Task Force (NCCTF), working with numerous city, county, state and federal agencies in each task force.

Mar 72018

Healthcare Startups: The Need for Advanced Security

| Account Executive

The winds of change in the healthcare industry are blowing more forcefully than ever with the onslaught of various technological advancements like social media, big data, IoT, wearables, artificial intelligence, sensors and many others. Coupled with the revolutionary shift to value-based care, these change-enablers are fueling the emergence of healthcare startups, who are seeing new […]

Cody Sandone

Account Executive

With more than 10 years in sales roles, Cody is responsible for helping businesses and clients navigate security and compliance challenges associated with hosting sensitive data across on-prem, public or private cloud environments, as part of their decision-buying process for Armor's offerings. In addition, Cody founded and owns Sandone Enterprises LLC, an industrial recycling brokerage services firm, and previously worked for AAA Recycling and Impact Realty Group, LLC.

Mar 62018

How Healthcare & Retail Initiatives Impact Security and Compliance

Kurt Hagerman, Chief Information Security Officer, Armor Gerry Miller, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Cloudticity Today’s healthcare industry is filled with innovative products, procedures and services designed to meet the triple aim of providing a better patient experience, higher quality of care and lower costs. Coincidentally, the same could likely be said about the retail […]

Mar 12018

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Prepare for When, Not If

| Head of Security

As technologies become more sophisticated, so do cybercrimes and the threat actors behind them. In 2017 alone, these types of threats made more headlines than ever before – so much so that ABC’s hit drama Grey’s Anatomy highlighted the issue in its most recent Fall finale.  It’s estimated that the cost of cybercrimes against enterprises […]

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.