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May 152019

Social Media + Cybersecurity

| VP of Product

There’s been a lot of discussion recently regarding social media and data privacy. While Facebook™, Twitter™, LinkedIn™, and other social media giants can roll out security upgrades to their platforms and commit to ensuring data privacy, at the end of the day, the information your organization shares on social media can ultimately put your company […]

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.


Mar 272018

Medecision Liberation 2018

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Kim Ross

Jan 252018

Security vs. Compliance: A Love-Hate Relationship

| Chief Information Security Officer

Ever since men started crafting laws, there has been a constant conflict on how people carry out the ‘letter of the law’ such that it also achieves the ‘spirit of the law.’ The essence of this conflict is now causing problems in regulated industries and regions where businesses pour so much time, money and resources […]

Kurt Hagerman

Chief Information Security Officer

Kurt Hagerman has over twenty-five years in the field of information technology, including over 6 years as Chief Information Security Officer at Armor. He is responsible for the governance, risk and compliance side of the security mission for customer facing products. He regularly consults with Armor prospects and customers on PCI, HIPAA and financial services regulations and helps them understand how these regulations impact their business and how Armor can help them meet their regulatory responsibilities. Kurt regularly speaks and writes on information security topics in the payments and health care spaces as well as on cloud security. He holds CISA and CISSP certifications and is an active participant with local chapters of ISACA, CSA and ISSA.

Prior to joining Armor, he was a Managing Director and national PCI Practice Director for Coalfire Systems, Inc., a leading IT Security GRC company. Kurt has conducted hundreds of security reviews and audits across a number of industries including the payment space, healthcare, financial services and higher education. During his twenty-five plus years in the field of information technology, he has held a wide number of positions encompassing many IT and security disciplines including: network engineering; systems engineering; security engineering; and IT/Security auditing and compliance.


Oct 192017

Socitm Cymru Conference

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Kim Ross


Oct 92017

ISSA International Conference

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Kim Ross

Sep 122017

Protecting Critical Infrastructure: Pulling the Plug on Watering Holes

Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure pose one of the most significant threats to national security in modern history. The specter continues to loom large with the reemergence of activity from the prolific hacking group known as Dragonfly. Bursting onto the scene as early as 2011, the group has recently resurfaced with a swath of attacks across […]

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

Jul 112017

Time’s Up: The President’s Cyber Security Executive Order is Being Enforced. What’s Next?

| Head of Security

Today marks 60 days after President Trump issued an executive order that called for government agencies to have conducted security reviews with accompanying recommendations as to what steps will be taken to secure the country’s critical infrastructure, networks and data. It seems clear that the President has good intentions with this aggressive stance. As a […]

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.

Jun 22017

10 Critical Questions to Answer when Hiring Security Analysts

| Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

Finding the best security analysts for your security organization is about finding candidates that do more than just “look good on paper.” They need to have the real-world experience to match their education and certification achievements. This article features 10 questions you can ask candidates to determine if they’re the right fit.

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).

May 112017

Understanding Totally Secure #3: Best-of-Breed Cloud Technologies and Integrated & Automated Solutions

Learn how Armor relies on best-of-breed cloud technologies and integrated & automated solutions to drive cloud security outcomes. Ozan Talu, VP of Product Management, Armor, explores these key aspects of what it means to be Totally Secure.

Jun 72016

Armor’s New Global Partner Program: Strengthening Focus. Expanding Opportunity.

To help provide our solutions to those who need them most, we work with an extensive network of talented channel partners to lead the charge. Armor provides peace of mind to their customers with the confidence that sensitive data is protected by one of the most trusted names in cybersecurity. As we’ve continued to grow, we have strived to simplify this process and offer solutions that help them close deals faster, with greater margins. To that end, we are evolving and strengthening our partner support with an all new Global Partner Program.