Foundation

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Foundation

Feb 142019

Head in the Clouds: Security-as-a-Service

| Director of Product Marketing

When you consider all the moving pieces of your cloud security strategy—people, tools, processes, regulatory issues, etc.—is the total cost of ownership sustainable for your business? Do you have the right talent and tools in place to monitor, detect, and respond to threats in real time, 24/7/365? With limited budget and resources, companies are cobbling […]

Ryan Smith

Director of Product Marketing

With 10 years experience, Ryan Smith serves as Director of Product Marketing at Armor, assisting in bringing world-class cloud security to the AWS ecosystem. In previous roles, he served as the Director of Product for SandBox Commerce, Marketing and Sales Manager/MuvData Product Manager for The New Office, Inc., Management Consultant and Content Marketing Strategist for Twin Engine Labs, and Co-Founder of Good Market. Ryan holds a PhD in Mass Media and Communication Studies from European Graduate School.

Jan 232019

Cybersecurity Checklist

| Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

2018 had its share of cybersecurity drama—Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, installation of malicious computer chips within the hardware supply chain, major breaches, and data exposures due to misconfigurations and errors in the public cloud. All this and more sparked several predictions of what’s likely to unfold in 2019, including increased accountability regarding regulatory compliance, security […]

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).

Jan 82019

Armor’s Best of Blogs

The beginning of a new year is always a great time to plan for the road ahead by reflecting on the successes from the past 365 days, and that’s what we’re doing now. 2018 was an attention-grabbing year in the cyberworld! Ever-emerging risks and trends, along with new security solutions and industry insights, provided us […]

Jan 32019

Year in Review and 2019 Outlook

| Director of Product Marketing

Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is a great time for both reflection and forecasting. Looking back on the past 12 months, the cybersecurity landscape is no less rocky than it was in previous years. However, by examining the terrain, organizations can get a handle not only on current threats, but those […]

Ryan Smith

Director of Product Marketing

With 10 years experience, Ryan Smith serves as Director of Product Marketing at Armor, assisting in bringing world-class cloud security to the AWS ecosystem. In previous roles, he served as the Director of Product for SandBox Commerce, Marketing and Sales Manager/MuvData Product Manager for The New Office, Inc., Management Consultant and Content Marketing Strategist for Twin Engine Labs, and Co-Founder of Good Market. Ryan holds a PhD in Mass Media and Communication Studies from European Graduate School.

Dec 272018

From Civilian to Cyberwarrior

| Senior Security Architect

Every time a cyber-incident makes headlines, or a business prepares for a security audit, industry professionals are reminded of the sizable cybersecurity skills gap IT departments, decision makers and security companies are facing. Fortunately, the rapidly growing demand for cybersecurity talent is attracting more interested individuals. However, many are unsure of the best steps to […]

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).

Dec 192018

Smart Life: Don’t Be Dumb with Your Smart Devices

| Senior Ethical Hacker

With the holiday season approaching, it’s becoming clearer how much the Internet of Things (IoT) has expanded and how little many people (and companies) are paying attention to smart device security. Learn more.

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).

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.

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.