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Eric Sifford, Threat Intelligence Analyst

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Mar 72019

Cybersecurity Best Practice: Storing Necessary Data

| Threat Intelligence Analyst

If a cybercriminal breaks into your network, what will they find? Will they find medical information, credit card data, or other forms of personally identifiable information (PII) that will create a problem for your customers and employees, or do you only keep the data that you truly need? Are there decades worth of collected data, […]

Eric Sifford

Threat Intelligence Analyst

Eric Sifford is a Threat Intelligence Analyst in Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit. Prior to joining the Armor Team, Eric was a senior cyber threat exercise planner with Bank of America where he was a collaborative inventor on two blockchain patents. During approximately 30 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army, he served as an Avionics Technician, a Signals Intelligence Cryptologic Linguist (Arabic), a Human Intelligence Collection Technician, and a Cyber Counterintelligence Collection Technician. Eric graduated at the top of his class from Marine Corps Basic Training and U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Intelligence Studies from American Military University and was selected as the President’s Award recipient for his baccalaureate class. Eric is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), an Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI); and he holds the GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI) certification.

Feb 282019

Best Practice Series: Response Plans

| Threat Intelligence Analyst

Responding quickly, calmly, and effectively to a security incident isn’t always easy. Emotions run high, and time is of the essence, having a detailed, well-thought-out response plan is so important. Planning your organization’s response, assigning tasks, and making sure everyone on your team is prepared can streamline the process, increase the likelihood of a successful […]

Eric Sifford

Threat Intelligence Analyst

Eric Sifford is a Threat Intelligence Analyst in Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit. Prior to joining the Armor Team, Eric was a senior cyber threat exercise planner with Bank of America where he was a collaborative inventor on two blockchain patents. During approximately 30 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army, he served as an Avionics Technician, a Signals Intelligence Cryptologic Linguist (Arabic), a Human Intelligence Collection Technician, and a Cyber Counterintelligence Collection Technician. Eric graduated at the top of his class from Marine Corps Basic Training and U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Intelligence Studies from American Military University and was selected as the President’s Award recipient for his baccalaureate class. Eric is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), an Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI); and he holds the GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI) certification.