October 2018

October 2018

Oct 302018

Retailers & PII, Oh My!

| Senior Ethical Hacker

The holidays are often thought of as the season for giving. But in the retail industry, it is also a season of cyberattacks, fraud, and identity theft. In the world of cybercrime, the spirit of giving is replaced by the spirit of scheming, and threat actors are hard at work.   Retailers must be extra diligent in protecting the precious […]

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).

Oct 252018

Why We Fight for the Greater Good

| Head of Marketing

“For the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world.” -Siddhārtha Gautama At Armor, we might be a cloud security company, but protecting people is our true business. In fact, the first pillar of our core values as a company is to Fight for the Greater Good. […]

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.

Oct 232018

Diving Deeper: Malware

| Head of Incident Response and Forensics

In 1971, Creeper, perhaps the earliest documented occurrence of malware, was created in an experiment designed to test how a program might move between computers. Fast forward to 2018, and the seeds planted in that experiment decades ago have grown into something far more dangerous – countless malware variants infecting personal and enterprise networks, raking […]

Kevin Dickinson

Head of Incident Response and Forensics

Kevin Dickinson is the Head of Armor's Incident Response and Forensics division and brings 10 years of experience in computer forensics and security to the organization. His team works closely together with Armor's Threat Resistance Unit (TRU) and Indications and Warnings (I&W) teams to stay abreast of the rapidly evolving threat landscape and provide resolution on a wide-range of security issues. Kevin demonstrates a strong understanding of attacker techniques and methodologies, providing a uniquely qualified perspective in identifying and investigating potential security incidents and minimizing threat actors. Kevin is a GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP).

Oct 182018

#ArmorU Report Findings: Growth in Cloud Security

| Head of Marketing

By 2021 cybercrime is estimated to cost the world $6 trillion annually. As cyberattacks are the third highest risk to companies globally, it’s irresponsible for executives to sit idly by assuming they’re not on a threat actor’s radar. Although this is still the attitude of many C-Suite members, more and more decision makers and IT professionals are beginning to understand the severity […]

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.

Oct 172018

Security Considerations for Blockchain Technology

| Senior Ethical Hacker

Talk of blockchain technology often comes with a promise of better data management and security. History has shown, however, that full-proof cybersecurity is elusive, and new technologies always bring new security needs to focus on. In this regard, blockchain technology is no different. What is blockchain? Before going any further, let’s take a moment to […]

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).

Oct 112018

Cryptojacking & Blockchain

| Senior Ethical Hacker

Exploiting the ecosystem around cryptocurrencies has become big business for cybercriminals. During the past few years, cybersecurity firms and observers have noted a spike in everything from phishing scams targeting e-wallet credentials to targeting the initial coin offerings (ICO) that serve as crowdfunding for many companies.   Cryptojacking  Adding to this list of challenges is cryptojacking. […]

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).

Oct 92018

Back to the Basics of Cybersecurity

| Director of U.S. Sales

Every morning when I arrive at work, I make it a small practice to do two things: check my emails from the night before and look at what happened in the world of cybersecurity the day before. Without fail, there’s something new and noteworthy every single day. Whether it be the recent Reddit attack, concerns of election hacking as we’re entering midterms, or the rise of […]

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.

Oct 42018

Cybersecurity Attacks vs. Physical Disasters

| Senior Ethical Hacker

Natural disasters caused by extreme weather conditions, particularly hurricanes and typhoons, are becoming more devastating than ever. But while the World Economic Forum has tagged extreme weather events and natural disasters respectively as the top two global risks most likely to occur, a purely man-made risk isn’t far behind. Number three on that list is […]

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).

Oct 22018

Team Huddle: Beware of BYOD

| Security Operations Center Director

Thanks to technology advancements that allow us to access the Internet at a moment’s notice, today’s typical employee is more remote and on-the-go than ever before, continually accessing email, company systems, and documents from cell phones, laptops, and tablets.   Doing business without mobile devices simply isn’t an option anymore, and the abundance of personal devices makes it convenient to quickly answer emails, jump on a conference call, or knock out a few items […]

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.