Armis Establishes Federal Advisory Board

Armis, an asset visibility and security company, announces the formation of the Armis Federal Advisory Board, a senior group of former government executives charged with providing strategic guidance and direction to the Armis executive team.

The board members have experience in technology and the federal government and will provide objective advice and guidance on how Armis can better support the government’s changing security needs.

Serving as members are:

  • Max Everett – VP, Cybersecurity and IT Compliance, Shaw Industries and former CIO, Department of Energy
  • Mark Hakun – President, MH Cyber, LLC and former Deputy CISO, Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity, Department of Defense
  • Heather Nauert – Principal, Greater Good Associates and former Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and Spokesperson, U.S. Department of State
  • Nick Sinai – Senior Advisor, Insight Partners and former U.S. Deputy CTO
  • Rob Thomas – Founder, T2 Ridge, LLC, and former Assistant Secretary for IT & CIO, Department of Veterans Affairs

“I am both excited and proud to welcome Rob, Nick, Mark, Max and Heather to our Federal Advisory Board. Their input will be vital as Armis continues to defend government networks against escalating threats,” said Brian Gumbel (pictured), president of Armis. “No matter what security framework you’re putting in place, you can’t protect what you can’t see. These distinguished board members, along with our recent FedRAMP moderate and IL4 authorizations, will accelerate Armis’ efforts to close the visibility gaps agencies face and improve their cybersecurity postures.”

Many public sector organizations suffer from a “visibility gap” where IT and security leaders cannot see all the vulnerable assets within their environment. The convergence of IT/OT/IoT, continued migration to the cloud, and the sharp increase in remote working have changed how agencies must approach cybersecurity. Federal IT leaders can no longer rely on conventional perimeter-based or identity-based defenses alone to protect critical systems and government data.

Armis helps to see and secure some of the largest government departments, protecting federal, state and local entities from cyber criminals, rogue nations and other bad actors.

It also secures critical infrastructure at some of the largest airports, ports and health care delivery organizations around the world.

Organizations trust Armis’ real-time and continuous protection to see with full context all managed, unmanaged assets across IT, cloud, IoT devices, medical devices (IoMT), operational technology (OT), industrial control systems (ICS) and 5G. If you would like to know more about Armis’ award-winning solutions for the public sector, visit or contact us here.