Executive

Sometimes, you need the C-Suite level jargon and focus, dive into this section to learn how cybersecurity affects broader business operations.

Executive

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 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.

Jan 152019

Cybersecurity for Accounting & Finance Leaders– Embark Partner Blog

It’s the new year, which means new budgets for enterprises! With cyberattacks being one of the top 3 financial risks facing businesses today, financial leaders can ill-afford to overlook cybersecurity as a serious component of 2019 planning. We recently teamed up with our partners at Embark to develop the following blog providing best practices for […]

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

Jan 102019

Effective Internal Audit Procedures Strengthen Your Cybersecurity – Embark Partner Blog

Are you haunted by all the need-to-be-checked boxes that come with an audit? Internal auditors know that not meeting compliance equals more than just a hefty fine, it also opens doors for hackers to infiltrate your environment. We recently teamed up with our partners at Embark to bring you a blog filled with guidelines on […]

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

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 22018

Team Huddle: Beware of BYOD

| Security Operations Center Director

Thanks to technology advancements that allow us to access the Internet at a moment’s notice, today’s typical employee is more remote and on-the-go than ever before, continually accessing email, company systems, and documents from cell phones, laptops, and tablets.   Doing business without mobile devices simply isn’t an option anymore, and the abundance of personal devices makes it convenient to quickly answer emails, jump on a conference call, or knock out a few items […]

Holly Dale

Security Operations Center Director

Holly Dale’s two decades in cybersecurity has led her to become the SOC Director at Armor. Prior to Armor, Holly held positions contracted to Oncor Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration under the Department of Energy (NNSA/DOE), including Information System Security Officer (ISSO) cyber security Subject Matter Expert (SME), Senior Security Analyst, Sr. Forensic Investigator, and Sr. Incident Responder. Holly was a founding member of NNSA's Information Assurance Response Center (IARC), as well as a member of the Secret Services's Las Vegas Electronic Crimes Task Force (LV-ECTF) and the FBI-led Nevada Cyber Crimes Task Force (NCCTF), working with numerous city, county, state and federal agencies in each task force.

Sep 252018

From CISO to Board: Explaining Cybersecurity

| Head of Security

In my previous post, we discussed the intricacies involved when IT security managers communicate cybersecurity initiatives to their organizations’ C-level executives. We also gave some recommendations on how to win C-Suite support for those types of initiatives. Today, we take on the next level by discussing how a CISO or C-level executive should in turn communicate those initiatives to the company’s board of […]

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.

Sep 192018

Team Huddle: Fostering a Cybersecurity Culture

| Security Operations Center Director

Have you ever had a manager who rolls their eyes every time someone from a specific department sends a company-wide email, implements something new or speaks up during a meeting? You know what I’m talking about. How does it affect your attitude towards that department? I’m willing to bet that, at some point, you started rolling your eyes as well […]

Holly Dale

Security Operations Center Director

Holly Dale’s two decades in cybersecurity has led her to become the SOC Director at Armor. Prior to Armor, Holly held positions contracted to Oncor Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration under the Department of Energy (NNSA/DOE), including Information System Security Officer (ISSO) cyber security Subject Matter Expert (SME), Senior Security Analyst, Sr. Forensic Investigator, and Sr. Incident Responder. Holly was a founding member of NNSA's Information Assurance Response Center (IARC), as well as a member of the Secret Services's Las Vegas Electronic Crimes Task Force (LV-ECTF) and the FBI-led Nevada Cyber Crimes Task Force (NCCTF), working with numerous city, county, state and federal agencies in each task force.

Sep 62018

Cybersecurity Training: Having “The Talk”

| Security Operations Center Director

Every organization has its list of must-have conversations with employees. Some are more difficult or necessary than others. Some are a bit more lighthearted and easy-going, but still important.   Perhaps one of the most important discussions executives can have with members of their teams is the one about cybersecurity. Kaspersky Lab recently found that employee carelessness accounted for 46% of data breaches in 2017. This […]

Holly Dale

Security Operations Center Director

Holly Dale’s two decades in cybersecurity has led her to become the SOC Director at Armor. Prior to Armor, Holly held positions contracted to Oncor Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration under the Department of Energy (NNSA/DOE), including Information System Security Officer (ISSO) cyber security Subject Matter Expert (SME), Senior Security Analyst, Sr. Forensic Investigator, and Sr. Incident Responder. Holly was a founding member of NNSA's Information Assurance Response Center (IARC), as well as a member of the Secret Services's Las Vegas Electronic Crimes Task Force (LV-ECTF) and the FBI-led Nevada Cyber Crimes Task Force (NCCTF), working with numerous city, county, state and federal agencies in each task force.

Aug 302018

Digital Transformation: Cybersecurity & Fintech

| Head of Marketing

The financial industry relies on employing the latest digital services to enhance the customer experience, yet most small and medium-sized institutions aren’t prepared to handle the ensuing vulnerabilities and lack the necessary defenses – especially when the industry is one of the top five targeted by hackers. Ironically, the same technologies that are creating vulnerabilities […]

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.