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).

May 242018

SOC Strategy: Let’s Put Down the Hammer

Pinterest, HGTV, and easy-to-follow YouTube videos have made do-it-yourself (DIY) projects increasingly popular over the past several years. While we all like to think of ourselves as capable DYI-ers, should the security of your organization really be something you entrust to anyone other than an experienced professional? While there’s no silver bullet when it comes […]

May 252017

Top Mistakes Managed Service Providers (MSPs) Make in Cyber Security

My team spends a significant amount of time with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) throughout the year learning about their businesses, growth opportunities and discussing how we can partner together.  Along the way, we see a broad range of the challenges and opportunities selling security solutions present. There are a variety of different types of MSPs […]