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Two become one – IT security best practice in healthcare consolidations

Becker's Hospital | October 13, 2017

The healthcare industry is experiencing a rapid increase in acquisitions, often resulting in the overlapping of several disparate systems that quickly become a security risk. Armor CISO Kurt Hagerman discusses what needs to be done during the consolidation process that will keep security top of mind. 

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DevOpsSec: A Big Step in Cloud Application Security

Dark Reading | October 13, 2017

In his years of experience within cyber security industry, Armor CSO Jeff Schilling has come to fully believe that the cloud is a better security option for applications. In his most recent Dark Reading blog, he discusses the emerging of DevOpsSec that could be on track to make the cloud even more secure. 

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Myth busted: Firewalls and security software help, but they aren’t all you need

Healthcare IT News | September 26, 2017

Hospitals often put too much weight on the latest technology solution, but these “shiny objects” are still being breached. “The issue is that the security market is broken — and not just the security startups,” said Kurt Hagerman, chief information security firm for Armor. “All of the solutions get over-marketed as the silver bullet, as able to protect and keep the bad guys at bay.” Learn more in Healthcare IT News’ latest article. 

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Building A Strong Foundation: How Network Architecture Dictates IT Security

Forbes | September 22, 2017

Forbes Technology Council Member and Armor CSO Jeffery Schilling discusses two high-level architecture principles – segmentation and lateral movement – in his most recent Forbes piece.  “In my discussions with CIOs and CISOs about security challenges, many describe their networks as a jelly doughnut: hard outer shell but gooey in the center,” said Schilling. “Another common description is “my network is flat — very flat.” If this sounds familiar, these issues must be addressed prior to making significant investments in security tools and solutions.”

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Top 10 most desired traits for cybersecurity job candidates

SC Magazine | September 19, 2017

Organizations looking to  hire cybersecurity talent know all too well the challenge. Founder and CEO Chris Drake talks to SC Magazine’s Doug Olenick about the intangible characteristics he looks for in candidates. To learn what he listed when it comes to cerebral, instinctive and emotional traits stand out at Armor.  

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Cloud and Web Hosting Industry Trends in Private Equity Investment

WHIR | September 11, 2017

In April 2017, Armor received $89M in funding from STT. WHIR takes a look at the maturing cloud computing markets and organizations, like Armor, who are experiencing success at raising funds. 

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The Five Points of a Cloud-Native Architecture

Transforming Network Infrastructure | September 08, 2017

Armor VP of Product Management Flavio Andrade writes in his most recent blog comparing cloud-native architecture to the Le Corbusier’s five points of architecture. “This basic principle is conspicuously like the nature of cloud architecture: distributed systems that can be moved across pieces of infrastructure (decoupling) so they can be scaled to fit its users’ needs,” said Andrade. Read the Transforming Network Infrastructure article to learn more on the five comparisons made. 

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Amazon Web Services: 3 Steps to Partnering Success

Channel Partners Online | August 30, 2017

It’s no secret that Amazon Web Services is a giant and can appear to be difficult for partners to navigate. Armor’s Bill Gauthier shares three tips to partner success in his most recent Channel Partner blog. “AWS is a very transactional company that has co-selling deals with many channel mainstays,” said Gauthier. “As with any partnership, however, you need to start with fundamental planning, assign the right resources, and then execute well.”

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Top 10 Security Challenges for 2017

SC Magazine | August 17, 2017

Armor CSO Jeff Schilling predicts more tools are to come from the Shadow Brokers in the remainder of 2017. He warns SC Magazine readers, “Expect more to come.”

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When Shifting To The Cloud Offers More Security

Forbes | August 15, 2017

In his most recent blog, Armor CSO and Forbes Technology Council member Jeff Schilling educates on leveraging the cloud to develop a strong defensive position to thwart increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks. “Having the ability to shrink an attack surface to focus on protecting the most critical assets is a huge bonus that the cloud is ideal for,” said Schilling. “And leadership executives from the boardroom to the data center would be well-served to realize its game-changing ability.”

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