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Oct 92018

Back to the Basics of Cybersecurity

| Director of U.S. Sales

Every morning when I arrive at work, I make it a small practice to do two things: check my emails from the night before and look at what happened in the world of cybersecurity the day before. Without fail, there’s something new and noteworthy every single day. Whether it be the recent Reddit attack, concerns of election hacking as we’re entering midterms, or the rise of […]

Derek Boxdell

Director of U.S. Sales

Derek serves as the Director of U.S. sales at Armor. He is responsible for guiding his team of consultants in helping clients solve business-related challenges, whether it's security, compliance or public/private cloud. With more than 10 years in the public cloud, cybersecurity and IT industry, he's seen the landscape evolve as industries continue to innovate, and is able to help his consultants create an ecosystem inclusive of transparency and candor. It's not at all unusual for him to get in, roll up his sleeves and help prospects make the right decision for their business strategies. Prior to joining Armor he served as the VP of Sales, Channels and Partners for FortyCloud, and was charged with driving revenue growth and awareness, ultimately culminating in acquisition by FireMon in 2016.

Sep 202018

Diving Deeper: Phishing & BEC Scams

| Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

We continue with our ‘Diving Deeper’ series by discussing attack vectors that take advantage of human gullibility through what is arguably the most widely used business application on the Internet – email. We start by going through a brief history and introduction of phishing, spear phishing, and BEC scams; talk about how they are impacting […]

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 12018

The Anatomy of a Cybersecurity Attack

| Head of the Threat Resistance Unit

As technology becomes more sophisticated, so do hackers and the tools they use to get their hands on sensitive data. In the past several years, we’ve seen a rise in cybersecurity attacks and data breaches as cybercriminals successfully infiltrate companies using everything in their toolkits from malware and ransomware to social engineering tactics. Why you […]

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).

Apr 192018

SMBs & Security: Focusing on Budget

| Account Executive

You can ask other business executives to what they attribute their success and likely receive a myriad of responses ranging from strategic planning to operations and people. While there’s no right or wrong answer, budget allocation is one of the more critical components for a strong and successful company, especially for small and mid-sized businesses […]

Cody Sandone

Account Executive

With more than 10 years in sales roles, Cody is responsible for helping businesses and clients navigate security and compliance challenges associated with hosting sensitive data across on-prem, public or private cloud environments, as part of their decision-buying process for Armor's offerings. In addition, Cody founded and owns Sandone Enterprises LLC, an industrial recycling brokerage services firm, and previously worked for AAA Recycling and Impact Realty Group, LLC.

Mar 82018

A Girl & Her Games: Looking Back on Computer Engineering

| Security Operations Center Director

Women make up only 29% of the science and engineering workforce, with only 10.7% focusing their careers in electrical or computer hardware engineering, according to the National Science Board’s “Science and Engineering Indicators 2016” report. Studying these statistics, it got me thinking… what was my first interaction with technology and programming? One weekend my Brownie® (girl scouts […]

Holly Dale

Security Operations Center Director

Holly Dale’s two decades in cybersecurity has led her to become the SOC Director at Armor. Prior to Armor, Holly held positions contracted to Oncor Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration under the Department of Energy (NNSA/DOE), including Information System Security Officer (ISSO) cyber security Subject Matter Expert (SME), Senior Security Analyst, Sr. Forensic Investigator, and Sr. Incident Responder. Holly was a founding member of NNSA's Information Assurance Response Center (IARC), as well as a member of the Secret Services's Las Vegas Electronic Crimes Task Force (LV-ECTF) and the FBI-led Nevada Cyber Crimes Task Force (NCCTF), working with numerous city, county, state and federal agencies in each task force.

Aug 142017

Securing Your Cloud: The Impact of POPIA

Co-authors: Andrew Kirkland – CyberTAN CEO, Kurt Hagerman – Armor CISO   The race is on. Adopting cloud is fast becoming a critical consideration for increasing competitiveness and profitability. “Ignore it at your peril”, some will say. There may be a lot of truth in keeping up with the fast-paced technological advancements, but there is one question […]

Aug 32017

New Perils of Public Cloud Compliance: Vendor Management Best Practices

| Chief Information Security Officer

“Know thyself.” It’s a mindset more cloud-ready organizations should adopt before they even consider bringing in a cloud vendor. However, far too many are still content to look before they leap, sometimes to disastrous results. Learn why self-discovery before vendor implementation can keep you more compliant, efficient and, more importantly, safe in the cloud.

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.

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.

Jul 222016

FBI needs to beef-up high-tech cyber threat evaluations says DoJ Inspector General

The FBI needs to identify and categorize cyber threats more quickly than it currently does in an effort to stay out in front of current and emerging cyber threats. +More on Network World: FBI: The top 3 ways Congress could help fight tenacious cyber threats+ That was the general observation of a report out this […]

May 172016

FBI/FTC: Watch those E-Mails from your “CEO”

The scam business of tricking employees into opening company coffers by spoof e-mails apparently from their CEO is on the rise. The FBI is starting to map real loss to this new tactic.