cybersecurity vulnerabilities

cybersecurity vulnerabilities

Feb 52018

Patching for Meltdown and Spectre: Still a Challenge But Low Risk

IT and cybersecurity professionals were greeted with a horrible 2018 New Year’s surprise when they returned to work after the holidays. Intel, the world’s largest supplier of Central Processor Unit (CPU) Chips, announced their hardware had two significant security flaws.  These security flaws potentially affect over 80% of IT systems globally and has been referred […]

Sep 162014

Ransomware: A Rising Threat That’s Playing For Keeps

It seems that every day a major brand suffers a data breach. The breach is publicized widely in the news, and the company’s brand, customers, and business plunge immediately into crisis mode. However, far from the media spotlight, a prevailing trend in the seedy world of threat actors is causing numerous companies who are victimized […]

Apr 212014

Who Broke the Heartbleed Bug?

| Head of Threat Resistance

On April 8, one of the most pernicious bugs to ever strike the Internet made the news — the Heartbleed Bug. A vulnerability in the ubiquitous OpenSSL library, it can be used to obtain login user names, passwords, credit card information, application source code, and encryption keys – anything that may exist in server memory. […]

Chris Hinkley, OSCP, CISSP

Head of Threat Resistance

As Head of Threat Resistance at 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, support manager and lead ethical hacker. 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).