security operations center

security operations center

May 102018

Cybersecurity Operations Center: To Build or Not to Build?

You’ve probably thought about building a cybersecurity operations center (SOC) for your business at some point, but once most companies do, they realize they can’t handle it. The annual cost and resources required to maintain DIY cybersecurity is almost always more than what companies expect, and because there’s a dearth of security experts, there aren’t […]


Apr 52018

PointBank Business Breakfast

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Kim Ross

Jun 222016

Documenting PCI Compliance

| Chief Information Security Officer

PCI compliance can be complicated, but if there’s one aspect that can feel especially time-consuming, it’s documentation. I have some good news, though. If you’ve tackled PCI compliance in the past, you might remember that PCI DSS 2.0 wasn’t always clear on the kind of documentation needed. Luckily, PCI 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 include additional detail.

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.

Mar 82016

White Hat, Black Hat, Red Team, Blue Team

U.S. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook announced on Mar. 3 a pilot program inviting white hat hackers to attempt to penetrate the cyber defense of one of the most guarded government facilities in the U.S.: the Pentagon. While it seems the U.S. Department of Defense’s intentions are in the right place, the fact that all […]

Nov 22015

Protecting the Cloud with Real-Time Threat Intelligence Webinar

Armor is fortunate to partner with many amazing and innovative security companies. One such partner is Recorded Future, an expert in collecting an analyzing real-time threat intelligence. We believe in their mission. And they in ours. It’s why we’re collaborating with their teams for an exclusive Nov. 17 webinar: “Counter Threat Operations: Protecting the Cloud With Real-Time […]

May 272014

Changing the Game

For my inaugural blog post, I wanted to introduce myself. I’m Jeff Schilling, FireHost’s chief security officer, which, along with another senior management position, was just announced today.