July 2018

July 2018

Jul 312018

Proceed with Security: Dangers in Digital Growth

| Head of Security

Throughout the past several decades, businesses have been influenced and advanced by significant strides made in technology. From streamlined productivity and reduced overhead costs to stronger and more reliable information security, digitalization has been a driving factor of success for companies of all sizes. In fact, with a steady influx of new technologies that promise […]

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 262018

Fatal Flaws: Thwarting Enterprise Cybersecurity Risks

| Account Executive

Cybersecurity is essential for companies of every size. Given their extensive and more complex environments, however, large enterprises typically face more vulnerabilities than SMBs – and the successful blocking of cyber threats hinges on constant attention to a broad range of operational activities. In our previous blog, we described the various issues that can put […]

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.

Jul 242018

Fatal Flaws: Cybersecurity Risks Impacting Enterprises

| Account Executive

Cybersecurity is essential for companies of every size. Large enterprises, understandably, have far more opportunity for risk and vulnerabilities in their environment than SMBs purely based on their size – and the successful blocking of cyber threats hinges on constant attention to a broad range of operational activities. It’s not enough to simply have tools […]

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.

Jul 192018

Choosing BC/DR Services for Your Cloud

| Solutions Consultant

One of the biggest selling points of cloud adoption is improved business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) capabilities. However, some cloud customers interpret this to mean they no longer have to worry about disasters and unplanned downtimes – which is not entirely true. While cloud service providers (CSPs) do have better provisions for minimizing the risk of operational disruptions, CSPs aren’t completely immune to disasters themselves and, […]

Alex Humphrey

Solutions Consultant

Alex Humphrey serves as a Solutions Consultant at Armor. He is responsible for working with customers globally to build world-class server security and compliance for cloud, on-premise, and hybrid ecosystems. He previously worked as the Information Security Engineer Team Lead for Mary Kay where he was responsible for all aspects of server and endpoint security in both on-premise and cloud environments. He graduated Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Dallas attaining his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
and Management.

Jul 172018

Compliance Measures: Not A One-Size-Fits-All

| Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Question: What do healthcare professionals, retailers and financial service experts all have in common?  Answer: The need to protect consumer data.   No, this isn’t a bad joke. It’s the work that’s happening every day across many industries, as companies try and maintain their reputations, avoid penalties and keep their customers coming back. While we’re all striving to achieve the same goals of data security and data privacy, there is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach to address […]

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.

Jul 122018

#TBT: Cyber Threats that Won’t Go Away

Our last blog dove into a brief – and perhaps shockingly long – history of cyber threats. We were able to look at how cybercriminals have evolved their tactics throughout the years, as well as how cybercrime has proliferated and resulted in the cybersecurity industry of today. As a follow up, and because old habits […]

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

Jul 102018

#TBT: A History of Cyber Threats

Ransomware, fileless attacks, cryptomining malware, IoT botnets – these are just some of the latest entrants in the ever-growing horde of cyber threats. While many of these threats come and go, a lot of them have withstood the test of time. In the spirit of Throwback Tuesday* (#TBT), we thought we’d highlight a few of the threats that have been hounding us since… well, forever.  […]

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

Jul 52018

SECaaS: The Next Generation of Managed Security

| Head of Marketing

Too many security tasks, not enough time. It is a common phrase in today’s organizations as risks, security threats and compliance mandates all conspire to put additional pressure on companies as they seek to use technology to uncover new levels of efficiency. Falling short The cybersecurity skills shortage has become a fact of life for […]

Diana Massaro

Head of Marketing

Diana Massaro, who wields a healthy affinity for data and metrics-based strategy, leads Armor’s dynamic marketing team. With more than 24 years’ experience of delivering positivity, vision and management leadership to the private sector, her skills scale across a variety of disciplines, including large enterprise software and high-volume transaction models. Her previous roles have included: CEO & VP Marketing at Prodagio Software, VP of Marketing at Idera Software, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Datacert.

Jul 32018

Measuring Dwell Time & Security Operations

| Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

Dwell time is one of the most powerful metrics to measure an organization’s cybersecurity effectiveness against today’s threat landscape. Security teams use it to assess the entire operational process of the security program, from architecture to engineering, through operations and incident response. In turn, key decision makers and stakeholders can look at this metric to […]

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).