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Apr 182019

Cybersecurity Best Practices: Patch Management

| Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

In May 2017, the WannaCry ransomware cryptoworm wreaked havoc, infecting more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. The ransomware spread through the EternalBlue exploit, a program designed by the National Security Agency (NSA) to penetrate unpatched Windows-based systems through an SMB vulnerability. By the time WannaCry […]

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).

Apr 162019

What Is a Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP)?

| Senior Product Marketing Manager

The security services industry is rife with a lot of vendor classifications right now. You’re likely familiar with some of them, but for others you may be wondering what they are and how they help you address your security and compliance needs or desired outcomes. In this post, we’ll talk about Cloud Workload Protection Platforms, […]

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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.

Apr 42019

Learnings from Analysis of 11 Major Misconfiguration Incidents

| Senior Product Marketing Manager

As we continue to discuss Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) tools as they evolve in the marketplace and within our own portfolio, it’s also necessary to consider why they’re important. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some context on major data breaches making headlines over the past couple of years, including Dow […]

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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.

Mar 212019

The Ripple Effect of GDPR: Webinar

| Senior Counsel and Director of the Legal Department

In May 2018, the European Union (EU) enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a sweeping overhaul of the EU’s data privacy laws that reshaped the way organizations across the region and globe approach data privacy. In two previous blogs—The Aftershock of GDPR, Part 1 and Tokenization + Security-as-a-Service, Part 2—we provided an overview of […]

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Skyla Johnson

Senior Counsel and Director of the Legal Department

Skyla R. Johnson is Senior Counsel and Director of the Legal Department at Armor Defense Inc., an international cyber security organization where she serves as lead security and privacy counsel. Skyla has worked extensively in matters involving complex data security and data privacy law issues, including advising companies when responding to security breach incidents. During her career she has also served as in-house counsel for large companies in both the technology and financial services industries. Skyla earned her J.D. from Southern University Law Center, and her B.A. in economics from Howard University. She is admitted to the Texas Bar.

Feb 212019

Certified Compliant vs. Actually Compliant

| Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

You’ve heard the chorus from CISO’s and cybersecurity professionals alike: “Compliance does not equal security.” Is it really true? Compliance is more of a minimum baseline to give reasonable assurance that companies are taking the basic steps to protect data. The bigger question is, are companies really compliant? Or are they doing just enough to […]

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.

Feb 82019

The most common reasons for data breaches in healthcare systems

With its vast amounts of stored patient data and expanding business footprint, the healthcare industry has been a hot commodity for cybercriminals for years. Despite healthcare expenditures on cybersecurity outpacing the global average, the 2018 Thales Data Threat Report states that nearly half (48%) of U.S. healthcare organizations reported a breach in 2017—well above the […]

Feb 72019

Achieving Security & Compliance in a Healthcare World

Healthcare organizations have been hit hard by data breaches over the last several years, creating a cybercrime wave that has cost organizations millions of dollars and put vast amounts of patient data at risk. In 2014, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems was breached twice, with hackers making off with the names, addresses, birthdates, and telephone numbers […]

Jan 172019

The Legal Side of Cybersecurity

| Senior Counsel and Director of the Legal Department

When discussing cybersecurity, what usually comes to mind are threats like malware, DDoS attacks, and malicious activity, as well as countermeasures like firewalls, encryption, and antimalware solutions — all of which make up the technical side of cybersecurity. But there’s another equally important aspect of cybersecurity handled by lawyers and legislators instead of CISOs, SOC […]

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Skyla Johnson

Senior Counsel and Director of the Legal Department

Skyla R. Johnson is Senior Counsel and Director of the Legal Department at Armor Defense Inc., an international cyber security organization where she serves as lead security and privacy counsel. Skyla has worked extensively in matters involving complex data security and data privacy law issues, including advising companies when responding to security breach incidents. During her career she has also served as in-house counsel for large companies in both the technology and financial services industries. Skyla earned her J.D. from Southern University Law Center, and her B.A. in economics from Howard University. She is admitted to the Texas Bar.

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.