cybersecurity metrics

cybersecurity metrics

Jul 192018

Choosing BC/DR Services for Your Cloud

| Solutions Consultant

One of the biggest selling points of cloud adoption is improved business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) capabilities. However, some cloud customers interpret this to mean they no longer have to worry about disasters and unplanned downtimes – which is not entirely true. While cloud service providers (CSPs) do have better provisions for minimizing the risk of operational disruptions, CSPs aren’t completely immune to disasters themselves and, […]

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.

Jul 32018

Measuring Dwell Time & Security Operations

| Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

Dwell time is one of the most powerful metrics to measure an organization’s cybersecurity effectiveness against today’s threat landscape. Security teams use it to assess the entire operational process of the security program, from architecture to engineering, through operations and incident response. In turn, key decision makers and stakeholders can look at this metric to […]

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).

Jun 72018

Re-Evaluating Dwell Time and Incident Response

| Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

At Armor, we interpret the term ‘dwell time’ to mean the duration a threat is present on a protected system until it has been remediated. However, several security service providers (This generically covers managed security services providers (MSSP), managed detection and response (MDR), and security as a service (SECaaS)) have viewed dwell time in a […]

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 232018

Logging & Security: Solving the Analysis Challenge

| VP of Product

Logging is vital to any cybersecurity program. Combined with proper monitoring, logs can provide valuable information to security professionals that then enable them to detect malware activities, hacking attempts, configuration problems and other similar issues. It’s so important to security – that log management and monitoring are among the requirements of data protection laws and […]

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.

Jan 182018

Eliminating the Noise: A New Approach to Cybersecurity Metrics

Simply put – cybersecurity has a metrics problem. Why is it so difficult to answer, “How secure are we?” All too often security teams are left looking like a deer in the headlights when asked the question, “How secure are we?” The truth, however, is that it doesn’t have to be that way. To be […]

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Jan 162018

Diving into DevSecOps: Measuring Effectiveness & Success

Whether your organization is big or small, you need the right metrics to determine the effectiveness of your security, performance and overall operation. This is no less true when it comes to measuring the success of your DevSecOps approach than it is anything else. Getting developers to think like InfoSec professionals and vice versa is […]

Jan 112017

MongoDB Ransomware – Swift Action is Key

| Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

News of a massive ransom campaign against MongoDB is raising significant alarms. While extortion is not new as a criminal act, the unique ways it is being applied to technology and the evolution of ransomware into broader, more impactful campaigns is a new phenomenon. In the case of MongoDB, originally a lone hacker began aggressively compromising, […]

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).