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Aug 152019

A Day in the Life at Armor: Kevin Chiang

| Senior Product Manager

Today, we close out our “A Day in the Life at Armor” series focusing on the people behind Armor’s success and how they work every day to meet clients’ needs. Throughout this series, we’ve learned how members from Armor’s compliance, Threat Resistance Unit (TRU), and customer experience teams operate to effectively secure our clients—and that’s […]

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Kevin Chiang

Senior Product Manager

Kevin Chiang serves as a Senior Product Manager at Armor. He is responsible for working with partners and customers to build world-class security and compliance products for cloud, on-premise, and hybrid ecosystems. He has previously built cybersecurity products at AT&T and most recently worked at Toyota Connected as a Lead Product Manager for the telematics platform. He graduated with a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin.

Aug 72019

A Day in the Life at Armor: Patricia Picco

| VP of Customer Experience and Operations

“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” – Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon We’ve learned a lot throughout this series about how crucial diverse teams are in protecting our clients. […]

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Patricia Picco

VP of Customer Experience and Operations

Patricia Picco has a tenacious attitude when it comes to helping customers achieve success. She has nearly 20 years of experience leading key initiatives that have helped improve her previous companies. Her previous roles have included: Director of Business Process Improvement and Enterprise Program Manager at Crossmark, and HR Service Delivery Leader at Invensys.

Jul 302019

Introducing Matt Cook, VP of Channel and Alliances

| VP of Channel and Alliances

In June, we announced the launch of our newly enhanced global partner program. Since then, we’ve been working diligently to continue strengthening the program for participating partners. That includes hiring Matt Cook, the newest addition to the lineup of Armor heroes, who is now at the helm of our Global Partner Program. Matt joined our […]

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Matt Cook

VP of Channel and Alliances

Matt joins Armor as the Vice President of Channel and Alliances. He comes to Armor from Commvault, a cloud backup and recovery technology company, where he served as Senior Director for the Americas VAR, Alliances, and OEM teams. He later took over as Vice President of the company’s Service Provider and Geo sales segments. Matt comes to us with a wide breadth of experience leading and growing partner programs at Commvault, Forsythe and Cisco. While at Cisco, Matt spent 7 years leading a team of direct and indirect team members supporting some of the company’s largest partners in the U.S. He also successfully spearheaded the creation of Cisco’s Global Virtual Distribution Model and co-led the company’s global collaborative initiative known as the Global Partner Network (GPN). In this role he served as chief architect, defining and guiding Cisco’s strategy for global go-to-market through channels.

Jul 252019

An Actionable Road Map For Cloud Migration

By: Nitin Agarwal This blog was shared by Armor channel partner Motifworks, a cloud solutions company focused on helping clients drive value through cloud enablement. A version of this blog post was originally published on Forbes. While enough has been said about the new possibilities and efficiencies offered by the cloud, both public and private, cloud transformations […]

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

Jul 232019

A Day in the Life at Armor: Rafal Los

| Vice President of Security

As we’ve worked our way through this series, we’ve been able to see the different ways our Armor heroes step up and support our clients on a daily basis. Furthermore, we’ve learned there’s much more to cybersecurity than what meets the eye. Beyond the monitoring and engineering, our team members are also meeting with clients […]

Rafal Los

Vice President of Security

Rafal Los serves as the Vice President of Security at Armor. He's responsible for leading the various technical functions associated with designing, developing and delivering next-generation cloud security-as-a-service solutions to our clients. Rafal is also the Founder & Producer of the Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast. He previously worked as the Managing Director, Solution & Program Insight at Optiv Inc.; Principal, Strategy Security Services at HP Enterprise Security Services; and Senior Security Strategist at HP Software. As an IT security professional, Rafal gained experience in some of the world's most challenging business environments. His responsibilities included budgets, risk analysis, process creating and adoption, internal audit and compliance strategies. His professional experience has taken him from budding ".com" companies, to a security boutique shop, to one of the world's largest and most complex enterprises - always meeting challenges head-on and with a positive attitude. He has been the catalyst for change in many organizations, building bridges across enterprises and developing permanent successful strategies for growth and prosperity.

Jul 162019

A Day in the Life at Armor: Thomas Scott

| Team Lead Solutions Consulting

There’s no doubt that cybersecurity is a very technical field. We work to secure computers and other connected devices, and industry jargon often sounds and reads like a foreign language. However, at the end of the day our goal is ultimately to secure people—not machines—from online threats. Although cybersecurity is a technical industry, we’re very […]

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Thomas Scott

Team Lead Solutions Consulting

Thomas Scott is a Solutions Consultant with experience in Cloud Security, Cybersecurity Operations, Security Architecture, and Compliance. With over a decade of experience in the Information Security industry, Thomas strives to bring value to customers in regards to not only his past experience, but also what he continues to learn every day about the Public Cloud and InfoSec industries.

Jul 112019

Navigating the Nuances of Congress’ Proposed Hack Back Bill

| Lead Ethical Hacker

An eye for an eye, right? In 2017, members of Congress originally introduced the “Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act,” or as it’s more commonly become known as, the “Hack Back Bill.” In short, this bill would allow companies that have been victims of a data breach or other cyberevent to seek vigilante justice against their […]

Chris Hinkley, OSCP, CISSP

Lead Ethical Hacker

As Lead Ethical Hacker 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 and support manager. 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).

Jul 92019

Cloud Security – The Triple Play

| Head of Alliances

Within the hyperscale economy of the public cloud, companies are looking to achieve numerous business outcomes. Some of these outcomes include cost optimization, fast rates of deployment, service availability, and the security of mission critical assets. Because of the cloud’s ability to grow at a substantial scale due to elastic environments, some of these outcomes […]

Stan Golubchik

Head of Alliances

Stan is responsible for driving Technical and Strategic business development and Go-To-Market relationships as they pertain to partnerships with Armor. He looks to identify and incubate deeper solution integrations from micro-services to comprehensive security solutions interoperability.  

Possessing rich experiences and acumen to identify technical and business objective intersects, he drives overall business growth and solutions delivery. This is achieved by bringing a wide array of experience from sales engineering, technical marketing management, and security solutions architectural experience. Successful relationship growth has been achieved through cloud service providers, and extensive ISV ecosystems.

Jul 22019

A Day in the Life at Armor: Marie Garcia

| Director of Governance, Risk and Compliance

While Armor is known as a leader in cybersecurity, we’ve earned our reputation thanks to the people who put their skills, experience, and collaborative spirit to work here every day on behalf of our customers. In this blog, we continue our “A Day in the Life at Armor” series by introducing you to one of […]

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Marie Garcia

Director of Governance, Risk and Compliance

Jun 272019

Budgeting for Cloud Security

| Director of Product Marketing

Companies are spending more than ever to protect their data. Global IT analysts at Gartner estimate total information security spending will rise to a record $124 billion in 2019, up from $114 billion in 2018. That’s a bargain compared to the potential cost of not securing data assets in outright losses, customer defections, and reputational […]

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.

Jun 262019

Armor Increases its Focus on Channel Partners with Renewed Partner Program

| Director, Channel Sales, North America

There are an overwhelming number of choices when it comes to selecting the right cloud cybersecurity partner. How do you differentiate to deliver value when every company sounds the same? Behind the scenes here at Armor, we have been working tirelessly over the past year to put together a new and enhanced partner program that […]

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Jennifer Duman

Director, Channel Sales, North America

Jennifer Duman has enjoyed a long career providing strategy, development, and optimization of channel programs for technology and cyber security companies. Adapting and improving channel strategies to the changing needs of start-ups and midmarket organizations to deliver fast revenue growth and increased market share is her specialty. Jennifer began her career working in advertising developing launch strategies for international brands bringing new products and services to market. She currently directs the North American Channel team at Armor.

Jun 262019

Securing Apps and Data in the Public Cloud – It Takes a Village

| Director of Partner Marketing

  Adversaries are using sophisticated tactics to bypass security defenses and infiltrate networks. The same is happening and becoming much more prevalent in public cloud environments. Data stored in the cloud becomes that much more susceptible and it’s even more imperative to ensure security measures are in place when migrating to the cloud. Cloud infrastructure […]

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Leah McLean

Director of Partner Marketing

Leah McLean is passionate about building and managing G-to-Market strategy and marketing programs with a strong interest in the alliance and channel partner psyche. She’s focused on evolving the Armor partner program and driving campaigns that help partners achieve success with customers and in the market. Leah is an active outdoor junkie always chasing adventure

Jun 202019

A Day in the Life at Armor: Nancy Free

| Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” This axiom provides a familiar sentiment and rings true here at Armor. As we often preach, cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility, and our teams work hard every day to take on that responsibility. From the researchers in our Threat Resistance Unit (TRU) team, to engineers, developers, […]

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.

Jun 182019

Security in the Cloud: Google Cloud Platform

| Director of Product Marketing

Before Amazon entered the public cloud sphere in 2006 with AWS, the idea of cloud service providers (CSPs) and the cloud market becoming a multi-billion dollar industry was virtually unheard of. However, just a little more than a decade later companies that were once just an online book store, a software provider and leading search […]

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.

Jun 132019

Security in the Cloud: Azure

| Senior Product Marketing Manager

Digital transformation, cost savings, flexibility, and modernization—these are just a few of many reasons enterprises are investing more into the cloud. More specifically, more companies are prioritizing leveraging public cloud environments. RightScale’s 2019 State of the Cloud Report shows that public cloud adoption is up 91% and that the public cloud is the top priority […]

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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.