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

Nov 282017

Cloud & Cybersecurity #ArmorU Report: Our Findings & Their Implications

It’s no secret that the cloud provides a range of business benefits: agility, scalability and cost savings. But while there’s a lot of excitement about the cloud, there isn’t much data about whether organizations are actually reaping these benefits and how cybersecurity is impacting cloud adoption. So here at Armor, we decided to investigate for […]

Nov 142017

Healthcare that Shouldn’t Cost Us… A Partnership with Cloudticity

In partnership with Cloudticity, Armor discusses the state of the healthcare industry and how the partnership is ensuring data security and compliance for organizations.

Sep 82017

Equifax Breach – Armor’s Take

| Founder & CEO

Another day, another breach. Armor weighs in on the Equifax breach of personally identifiable information (PII) for approximately 143 million Americans as well as UK and Canadian citizens. Those individuals impacted may not even realize they were affected, as credit agencies hold PII from other businesses. This illuminates not just the importance of security, but the role of corporate responsibility as it relates to people’s data. Our team is closely tracking the breach as it develops and continuing to monitor the Dark Web to share the latest insights and potential implications for other organizations.

Chris Drake

Founder & CEO

As the founder and CEO of Armor, Chris Drake oversees the growth, direction, and innovation of the company’s secure cloud services. He fights the status quo every day and ensures that the “smart creatives” at Armor are protected for the benefit of its customers. He understands and accepts the awesome responsibility customers have placed in Armor to protect their most sensitive data. Drake began his career by serving as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army’s storied 82nd Airborne Division. While at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Drake built some of the U.S. Army’s first private secure websites. After leaving the military, he established TargetScope, an interactive marketing and web development company that oversaw hundreds of websites and applications containing critical data. After hearing of clients getting hacked at other hosting providers, Drake saw a clear need in the market for a truly secure cloud and established FireHost (now Armor). In the first few years, Drake led Armor to 100 percent growth three years in a row, establishing the company as the industry’s leading secure managed cloud provider. He served as the company’s CTO in 2014 to help drive its continued innovation and returned to the CEO post in March 2015. Along the way, Drake became a sought-after speaker and writer on topics surrounding the cloud, security, and compliance. He’s often quoted in major industry news sites and speaks at leading industry events. In 2013, he won the Tech Titans Emerging CEO award, which is given to the top chief executive of a successfully emerging business. Drake was acknowledged as one of the top “40 under 40” business leaders by the Dallas Business Journal and received the University of North Texas Distinguished Young Alumni Award. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of North Texas.

Mar 142017

Data Classification and You: How to Improve Organizational Efficiencies and Security

| Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

In the era of big data and analytics, organizations are inundated with information, from business critical intellectual property, to routine employee memos. The diversity of this data makes effective management and classification essential to avoid being overwhelmed under a mountain of ones and zeroes. Data classification is a system of identifying and tagging data so […]

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).

Aug 52016

SECURITY EXPERTS ARE FROM MARS, BUSINESS OWNERS ARE FROM VENUS

The most important part of communication begins with understanding your audience, and the reality is that business owners and security experts approach their responsibilities from very different places. Business owners tend to see people like us as “propeller heads,” while we’re apt to envision them as making cave paintings in their free time.

Feb 82016

CRN: Armor Top ‘20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors of 2016’

As CRN recaps, “2015 was a transformative year for cloud providers, one in which the industry matured and the provider landscape settled.” Some vendors grew. Hopeful startups collapsed. Others simply absorbed. As market positions were gobbled up, a handful of the elite remain — now standing taller and stronger than ever. One such provider is […]

Nov 192015

The Dallas Morning News: Armor Top 100 Places to Work

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is a sprawling business ecosystem of innovation, vision and success. So, it’s no small feat to be singled out as the very best of such a dynamic region. New for 2015, The Dallas Morning News named Armor one of the top 100 places to work in North Texas. You can read […]