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Oct 32019

HIPAA Compliant Hosting Is More Complicated Than You Think

| Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Some of our potential clients think that choosing the right cloud hosting provider is all you need to do to become HIPAA (short for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant, but it’s actually more involved. While the right hosting provider is important, it’s just the first step to achieving HIPAA compliance. Having compliant web […]

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.

Sep 102019

The Rising Need for Cyber Insurance

| Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Earlier this year, Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminum producers, was hit by the ransomware virus LockerGoga. Production shut down across 40 countries, and some 35,000 employees were warned not to use computers, laptops, or cell phones of any kind. Norsk Hydro’s losses included not just the direct costs of removing the virus, […]

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.

Sep 32019

Mid-Year Review: Industry Perspective Part 2

| Head of Threat Resistance

From the Capital One breach that exposed 106 million customer’s data to the theft of photos, driver’s license numbers and other information from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to the proliferation of malware that takes over host computers for crypto currency mining, 2019 has already been an eventful year in cybersecurity. We saw that […]

Chris Hinkley, OSCP, CISSP

Head of Threat Resistance

As Head of Threat Resistance 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, support manager and lead ethical hacker. 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).

Aug 272019

Mid-Year Review: Armor Part 1

They say time flies when you’re having fun but, in our experience, time seems to fly by a little faster when you’re having fun and working in the world of cloud and cybersecurity. The first eight months of this year have nearly come and gone. While the industry has been rapidly evolving and major cyber […]

Jul 302019

Introducing Matt Cook, VP of Channel and Alliances

| Chief Revenue Officer

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

Chief Revenue Officer

Matt joins Armor as the Chief Revenue Officer. 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 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

| Head of Threat Resistance

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

Head of Threat Resistance

As Head of Threat Resistance 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, support manager and lead ethical hacker. 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 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

| VP of Product

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

VP of Product

With 10 years of experience, Ryan Smith serves as VP of Product 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 Director of Product Marketing and 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 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.