April 2019

April 2019

Apr 302019

Managed Security Service Providers: A Primer

| Director of Product Marketing

Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) have been a staple of the cybersecurity landscape for many years. Some companies have made a big name for themselves in the space, such as Symantec, Secureworks, Trustwave, etc. This blog post will explore what MSSPs do for you as an organization and what their capabilities and weaknesses are. It […]

Ryan Smith

Director of Product Marketing

With 10 years of experience, Ryan Smith serves as Director of Product Marketing at Armor; he is passionate about telling stories about how companies are achieving security and compliance in the cloud. Ryan regularly speaks nationwide at conferences, user groups, and special events on the topics of cloud security, compliance – PCI, HIPAA, and GDPR, and developing secure cloud architectures. Previously, he served as a Sr. Product Manager focused on bringing Armor Anywhere (a managed, scalable security solution that protect virtual machine instances hosted on public, private, hybrid or on-premise cloud environments) and its future iterations to market; he also has been an integral part of developing Armor’s compliance matrix mappings and the industry defining cloud adoption framework for HIPAA compliance. At prior companies, he served as the Founder, Head of Product or Marketing Manager for various SaaS businesses. Ryan holds a PhD in Mass Media and Communication Studies from European Graduate School.

Apr 252019

Addressing Risk at Scale Using CSPM Tools

| Director of Product Marketing

With the cloud, Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) tools integrated with other solutions, such as Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP), have enabled enormous potential for businesses to get security teams closer to global visibility, management, and governance of cyber risk against a master security policy. This is powerful, as the security industry has struggled to […]

Ryan Smith

Director of Product Marketing

With 10 years of experience, Ryan Smith serves as Director of Product Marketing at Armor; he is passionate about telling stories about how companies are achieving security and compliance in the cloud. Ryan regularly speaks nationwide at conferences, user groups, and special events on the topics of cloud security, compliance – PCI, HIPAA, and GDPR, and developing secure cloud architectures. Previously, he served as a Sr. Product Manager focused on bringing Armor Anywhere (a managed, scalable security solution that protect virtual machine instances hosted on public, private, hybrid or on-premise cloud environments) and its future iterations to market; he also has been an integral part of developing Armor’s compliance matrix mappings and the industry defining cloud adoption framework for HIPAA compliance. At prior companies, he served as the Founder, Head of Product or Marketing Manager for various SaaS businesses. Ryan holds a PhD in Mass Media and Communication Studies from European Graduate School.

Apr 232019

Managed Detection and Response: Trends, Capabilities, How to Evaluate if It’s Right for Your Business

| Director of Product Marketing

Managed detection and response (MDR) has been an industry segment in cybersecurity that received a lot of attention over the past 2-3 years. This blog post will explore what MDR services and companies are, how they evolved as part of the cybersecurity landscape, how they help companies protect their IT infrastructure, and how you can […]

Ryan Smith

Director of Product Marketing

With 10 years of experience, Ryan Smith serves as Director of Product Marketing at Armor; he is passionate about telling stories about how companies are achieving security and compliance in the cloud. Ryan regularly speaks nationwide at conferences, user groups, and special events on the topics of cloud security, compliance – PCI, HIPAA, and GDPR, and developing secure cloud architectures. Previously, he served as a Sr. Product Manager focused on bringing Armor Anywhere (a managed, scalable security solution that protect virtual machine instances hosted on public, private, hybrid or on-premise cloud environments) and its future iterations to market; he also has been an integral part of developing Armor’s compliance matrix mappings and the industry defining cloud adoption framework for HIPAA compliance. At prior companies, he served as the Founder, Head of Product or Marketing Manager for various SaaS businesses. Ryan holds a PhD in Mass Media and Communication Studies from European Graduate School.

Apr 182019

Cybersecurity Best Practices: Patch Management

| Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

In May 2017, the WannaCry ransomware cryptoworm wreaked havoc, infecting more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. The ransomware spread through the EternalBlue exploit, a program designed by the National Security Agency (NSA) to penetrate unpatched Windows-based systems through an SMB vulnerability. By the time WannaCry […]

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).

Apr 162019

What Is a Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP)?

| Senior Product Marketing Manager

The security services industry is rife with a lot of vendor classifications right now. You’re likely familiar with some of them, but for others you may be wondering what they are and how they help you address your security and compliance needs or desired outcomes. In this post, we’ll talk about Cloud Workload Protection Platforms, […]

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David Lorti

Senior Product Marketing Manager

David Lorti is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Armor. He is responsible for market and competitive analysis, sales enablement and go-to-market for new Armor offerings related to Armor’s Armor Anywhere solution. He has long-standing experience in the cybersecurity and technology industry launching cloud security and managed security, security and risk consulting, threat intelligence and incident response offerings. He graduated with a Masters of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University.

Apr 112019

Naked Data: Facebook and the Importance of CSPM

| Senior Product Marketing Manager

A few days ago, UpGuard published another release on the discovery of unsecured data from Facebook users on an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket. We’ve been talking about the problem of misconfigurations in the cloud, and this is another poignant reminder of that. In UpGuard’s release, they cite the discovery of 2 separate exposures. The […]

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David Lorti

Senior Product Marketing Manager

David Lorti is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Armor. He is responsible for market and competitive analysis, sales enablement and go-to-market for new Armor offerings related to Armor’s Armor Anywhere solution. He has long-standing experience in the cybersecurity and technology industry launching cloud security and managed security, security and risk consulting, threat intelligence and incident response offerings. He graduated with a Masters of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University.

Apr 92019

Cybersecurity Best Practices: Third Party Vendor Partnerships

| Senior Product Marketing Manager

Experian. Facebook. Target. What single major characteristic do these 3, seemingly disparate brands have in common? All 3 suffered significant data exposures or breaches that were traceable back to a third-party relationship. Don’t be fooled though, they’re not the only ones. In today’s era of hyper cybercautioning, third-party vendors are emerging as the new Achilles […]

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David Lorti

Senior Product Marketing Manager

David Lorti is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Armor. He is responsible for market and competitive analysis, sales enablement and go-to-market for new Armor offerings related to Armor’s Armor Anywhere solution. He has long-standing experience in the cybersecurity and technology industry launching cloud security and managed security, security and risk consulting, threat intelligence and incident response offerings. He graduated with a Masters of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University.

Apr 42019

Learnings from Analysis of 11 Major Misconfiguration Incidents

| Senior Product Marketing Manager

As we continue to discuss Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) tools as they evolve in the marketplace and within our own portfolio, it’s also necessary to consider why they’re important. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some context on major data breaches making headlines over the past couple of years, including Dow […]

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David Lorti

Senior Product Marketing Manager

David Lorti is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Armor. He is responsible for market and competitive analysis, sales enablement and go-to-market for new Armor offerings related to Armor’s Armor Anywhere solution. He has long-standing experience in the cybersecurity and technology industry launching cloud security and managed security, security and risk consulting, threat intelligence and incident response offerings. He graduated with a Masters of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University.

Apr 22019

Benefits of Multifactor Authentication

| Director of Product Marketing

With the continued rise of cyberincidents over the past decade, it’s apparent that hacking has become big business for cybercriminals. This has led to significant financial loss for consumers and enterprises that have fallen victim to data breaches. While there’s no silver bullet to data security in today’s increasingly sophisticated threat landscape, it also shouldn’t […]

Ryan Smith

Director of Product Marketing

With 10 years of experience, Ryan Smith serves as Director of Product Marketing at Armor; he is passionate about telling stories about how companies are achieving security and compliance in the cloud. Ryan regularly speaks nationwide at conferences, user groups, and special events on the topics of cloud security, compliance – PCI, HIPAA, and GDPR, and developing secure cloud architectures. Previously, he served as a Sr. Product Manager focused on bringing Armor Anywhere (a managed, scalable security solution that protect virtual machine instances hosted on public, private, hybrid or on-premise cloud environments) and its future iterations to market; he also has been an integral part of developing Armor’s compliance matrix mappings and the industry defining cloud adoption framework for HIPAA compliance. At prior companies, he served as the Founder, Head of Product or Marketing Manager for various SaaS businesses. Ryan holds a PhD in Mass Media and Communication Studies from European Graduate School.