December 2019

December 2019

Dec 302019

Top 10 Ransomware Stories of 2019

| Senior Writer & Researcher

In this final month, it’s time to declare 2019 the Year of Ransomware Escalation. The proliferation of attacks and the move by threat actors to target large companies and public institutions in the US and abroad marks a turning point in the evolution of this digital scourge. Throughout 2018 ransomware volumes had been on the […]

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Michael Mayes

Senior Writer & Researcher

Dec 182019

Secure Left: Security and SaaS Product Development in the New Reality

| Senior Writer & Researcher

At Armor, we simplify security and compliance for SaaS providers, securing workloads in the cloud from intrusion, theft and exposure. “Shift Left” testing methodologies that emerged in the early 2000s helped SaaS developers address an important reality: waterfall approaches to development were unable to meet the demanding needs of accelerated technology and competition. But today’s […]

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Michael Mayes

Senior Writer & Researcher

Dec 102019

How to Pass a PCI Compliance Audit Quickly, While Also Becoming More Secure

| Director of Customer Compliance

At Armor, we’ve helped many companies over the years become PCI compliant and pass their audits. We’ve learned that while PCI compliance is complicated, you can become compliant in a decent amount of time. Furthermore, becoming PCI compliant can help your business become more secure, which is the whole point of PCI compliance. If you […]

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Mike Annand

Director of Customer Compliance

Mike Annand serves as the Director of Customer Compliance at Armor. Mike has over 20 years of IT Operations and compliance related experience. He is a trusted advisor to Armor prospects and customers on PCI, HIPAA, HITRUST, ISO-27001 and SOC. Mike has spent time implementing security controls in the retail, banking and energy sectors, as well as several years as a security assessor and practice manager.

Dec 32019

How to Attain HITRUST Compliance in Less Time

| Director of Customer Compliance

At Armor, we’ve helped over 1,000 companies become more secure, many of which became HITRUST certified. We’ve learned that while HITRUST compliance is complicated, you can become HITRUST certified in less time with the right approach. Unfortunately, some infrastructure companies state in their marketing that all you need to do is to use their technology […]

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Mike Annand

Director of Customer Compliance

Mike Annand serves as the Director of Customer Compliance at Armor. Mike has over 20 years of IT Operations and compliance related experience. He is a trusted advisor to Armor prospects and customers on PCI, HIPAA, HITRUST, ISO-27001 and SOC. Mike has spent time implementing security controls in the retail, banking and energy sectors, as well as several years as a security assessor and practice manager.