August 2018

August 2018

Aug 302018

Digital Transformation: Cybersecurity & Fintech

| Head of Marketing

The financial industry relies on employing the latest digital services to enhance the customer experience, yet most small and medium-sized institutions aren’t prepared to handle the ensuing vulnerabilities and lack the necessary defenses – especially when the industry is one of the top five targeted by hackers. Ironically, the same technologies that are creating vulnerabilities […]

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.

Aug 282018

From Cash to Apple Pay: The Rise of the Mobile Wallet

| Solutions Consultant

Drawn by the prospect of gaining speed, convenience, and efficiency, businesses and individuals have been steadily moving their assets into digital environments. For many, that environment has been their smart phones. While smart phones have become an invaluable source of convenience, it’s also becoming a common cause of data loss. This blog explores the evolution […]

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.

Aug 232018

How Companies Use Consumer Data

| Chief Information Security Officer

In March of this year, the world watched as Facebook and Cambridge Analytica were outed for harvesting and using the personal data of more than 87 million users without their permission to build a massive, targeted marketing database. Not only did this scandal resonate in political and tech-centric circles, but it also acted as a […]

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.

Aug 212018

From IT to CISO: Explaining Cybersecurity to Your C-Suite

| Head of Security

Cybersecurity has increasingly become a shared responsibility of all members of an organization, including the C-Suite, as new legislation and major data breaches have greatly influenced a company’s bottom line, overall reputation and investment outlook. With today’s threat landscape, it’s significantly more important for CISOs to properly explain security and risk-avoidance projects to the broader […]

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.

Aug 162018

Cyber Black Market: What You Wouldn’t Think a Hacker Wants

| Senior Threat Intel Analyst

It is not difficult to understand the value of stolen bank accounts, credit cards, and social security numbers to cybercriminals. Each of those items are pieces of the average person’s financial life, and the fact that they can easily translate to profits in the hands of sellers on the cyber black market should come as […]

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.

Aug 142018

Squashing Cyberthreats in Hospitals & Healthcare

| Head of Marketing

Technology: we can’t live with it; we can’t live without it. This especially rings true throughout the healthcare industry – maybe too literally at times. The rise of connected healthcare systems and medical devices has had a tremendous impact on the industry. In fact, Gartner predicts that by the end of this decade, 30% of […]

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.

Aug 92018

Superheroes & Villains: Ethical Hackers Needed

| Head of Threat Resistance

As is often the case in cybersecurity, good news and bad news are closely linked. In my last blog, we discussed the differences between white hat and black hat cybersecurity hackers, the different types of threat actors targeting today’s organizations and their various motivations.   At a time when many organizations are still struggling with the cybersecurity skills […]

Chris Hinkley, OSCP, CISSP

Head of Threat Resistance

As Head of Threat Resistance at Armor, Chris Hinkley utilizes a decade of security expertise to design, test and deploy next generation security processes and techniques for the cloud. His work at Armor was instrumental in Armor being one of the first cloud companies globally to achieve PCI DSS compliance. Prior to Armor, Hinkley worked as a Web Developer for TargetScope, an interactive marketing and Web development company. In that role he created everything from website animations to complex and dynamic product configurations using the latest technology and development frameworks. With Armor, Hinkley has held a number of security and technology-related roles, including security engineer, lead engineer, support manager and lead ethical hacker. In those roles he has serviced thousands of FireHost customer servers, including Windows and Linux, and overseen the security of all hosting environments to meet PCI, HIPAA and other compliance guidelines. Hinkley is a sought after speaker and author on cloud, security and open source topics, publishing regular columns in SecurityWeek and other industry magazines. Hinkley is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Aug 72018

Superheroes & Villains: Analyzing Cybersecurity Hackers

| Head of Threat Resistance

For the average person, the word “hacker” probably conjures up pictures of someone sitting behind a computer traversing the Dark Web. In the world of cybersecurity though, the word can also be applied to the researchers, penetration testers, and others working to improve IT security. Just as criminal cybersecurity hackers diligently work to penetrate your environment, ethical hackers are equally working to help organizations thwart […]

Chris Hinkley, OSCP, CISSP

Head of Threat Resistance

As Head of Threat Resistance at Armor, Chris Hinkley utilizes a decade of security expertise to design, test and deploy next generation security processes and techniques for the cloud. His work at Armor was instrumental in Armor being one of the first cloud companies globally to achieve PCI DSS compliance. Prior to Armor, Hinkley worked as a Web Developer for TargetScope, an interactive marketing and Web development company. In that role he created everything from website animations to complex and dynamic product configurations using the latest technology and development frameworks. With Armor, Hinkley has held a number of security and technology-related roles, including security engineer, lead engineer, support manager and lead ethical hacker. In those roles he has serviced thousands of FireHost customer servers, including Windows and Linux, and overseen the security of all hosting environments to meet PCI, HIPAA and other compliance guidelines. Hinkley is a sought after speaker and author on cloud, security and open source topics, publishing regular columns in SecurityWeek and other industry magazines. Hinkley is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Aug 22018

Retail Security: Squashing Cyber Threats

| Head of Marketing

Retail success in a digital world depends on a strong marketing strategy and constant upgrades to the latest technologies. The newest in-store and online devices and applications provide customers with easy access to information, speedy checkouts, and convenience while providing management with remote access to operation controls. These technologies help your business stand out in […]

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.

Aug 12018

Pulsant Strengthens Security Capabilities with Armor Partnership

Security capabilities are a hugely important aspect of any business IT infrastructure – perhaps the most important of them all considering today’s threat landscape. Consider this: seven out of ten organisations said their security risk increased significantly across 2017, yet only one-third believe they have the adequate resources to manage security effectively. You only need to read the newspaper […]

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