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Dec 132018

Shared Responsibility, Roles & Responsibilities

| Director of Technical Alliances

With migrations to the cloud now becoming a norm rather than a novelty, it’s crucial for organizations to understand the underpinning responsibility as tenants of the public cloud. One of the misconceptions about moving to the cloud is that it relieves the customer of several responsibilities pertaining to their IT infrastructure—including their cybersecurity responsibilities. This […]

Stan Golubchik

Director of Technical 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.

Dec 112018

CSPM: A new class of security tools

| Solutions Consultant

From account hijackings to distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks to unsecure APIs and interfaces, the threat landscape for cloud applications and services remains a busy place. A place where even small mistakes can lead to serious security breaches and data leaks. An organization’s need to reduce risk and a lack of experience for what part of […]

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.

Dec 52018

Supply Chain Attacks

| Senior Threat Intel Analyst

Trusting third-parties in order to quickly add infrastructure and/or expertise to your business has become a common and, in many cases, essential business practice. These trust relationships are usually built upon agreements that both parties will do their part in a responsible manner. While that may be the case, businesses in different verticals often have […]

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.

Dec 42018

Diving Deeper into Man-in-the-Middle and Brute Force Attacks

| Senior Security Architect

There is no shortage of ways for attackers to try to compromise an organization’s IT environment or an individual’s computer. From cross-site scripting to social engineering, the tactics of today’s attackers will sound familiar to cybersecurity researchers and victims alike. However, the most effective cyberattacks are often not the most sophisticated, as capturing low-hanging fruit […]

Chris Hinkley, OSCP, CISSP

Senior Security Architect

As senior security architect of 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).

Nov 292018

Consulting Partner Private Offer

| Director of Technical Alliances

Business decision makers shopping for software or solutions to ultimately enhance and protect their bottom line are no different than average consumers purchasing products off a shelf. Customers of any kind want the same things from a shopping perspective these days: a fast, frictionless experience and a reliable consultant when necessary. The AWS Marketplace is […]

Stan Golubchik

Director of Technical 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.

Nov 272018

AWS Public Cloud Focus

| Solutions Consultant

When it comes to cloud security, organizations can be their own worst enemy. Gartner predicts that, through the year 2022, at least 95% of public cloud security incidents will be the result of the customer’s own misconfiguration. With migration to the cloud becoming more and more commonplace, it truly is critical that organizations understand how […]

Sam Coronado

Solutions Consultant

As a Solutions Consultant for Armor, Sam Coronado provides technical expertise to clients as they evaluate how Armor can secure their cloud workloads. With experience in development, systems administration, and AWS engineering, Coronado is passionate about Armor's ability to integrate cloud security into DevOps tooling and increase speed-to-market. He is an alumnus of the University of North Texas.

Nov 202018

The Anatomy of an Attack: Diving Deeper into Social Engineering

| Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

What happens when threat actors are faced with an impenetrable wall of perimeter defenses, hardened machines, and state-of-the-art security solutions? Well, first, the most determined attackers won’t easily throw in the towel, that’s for sure. Not when they could always use old-fashioned social engineering to exploit what’s usually the weakest link in an organization’s security–its people.    As […]

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).

Nov 152018

Tokenization + Security-as-a-Service, Part 2

| Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

John Noltensmeyer | Head of Global Privacy and Compliance Solutions, TokenEx In the last blog, we discussed the new GDPR standards, what they mean for organizations and individuals, and the ripple effect as other countries implement similar legislation. With so many governments beginning to take data protection more seriously, it’s important to understand the different […]

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.

Nov 122018

The Aftershock of GDPR, Part 1

| Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

John Noltensmeyer | Head of Global Privacy and Compliance Solutions, TokenEx This year, information security professionals experienced a significant impact to the industry: The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Since its implementation on May 25th, the way companies around the globe handle and store personal data has been nearly revolutionized. In partnership […]

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.

Nov 82018

Preparing for AWS re:Invent 2018

| Director of Technical Alliances

In a few days, tens of thousands of people will descend on Las Vegas. They won’t be there to gamble—though that opportunity exists—but to attend AWS re:Invent 2018. Since 2012, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) conference has exploded in popularity as AWS users, partners, and employees trade information, experiences, and business cards over the course […]

Stan Golubchik

Director of Technical 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.

Nov 62018

Combatting Cybersecurity Tool Fatigue

| Head of Security

Ray Biondo | Senior VP & CISO, Beyond Are you suffering from cybersecurity tool fatigue? Are your IT and security teams saddled with multiple unmanageable tools, intelligence feeds, and procedures—usually with a significant amount of overlap—that need continual updating to adapt to today’s everchanging IT and cybersecurity architectures? Tool fatigue is a result of the […]

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.

Nov 12018

Hotels, Technology, & the Cybersecurity that Protects Them

| Solutions Consultant

Chris Hickingbottom | VP of Engineering, OpenKey People are traveling more than ever before – and there is no sign the trend will be slowing down. With convenient air travel, an abundance of highways, and a robust hospitality and tourism industry, it’s no surprise travel is on the rise! And, with greater travel comes significant […]

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.

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).