8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a leading cloud
provider of voice, video, chat and contact center solutions for over one
million users worldwide, today announced the appointment of Michael
Armer as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer and the
completion of its third successful FISMA/NIST compliance audit by a
federally certified auditor.
Armer brings over 20 years of cybersecurity and information technology
leadership experience to 8×8 in the areas of data privacy, intellectual
property protection, risk management and corporate cyber governance. He
was most recently VP and CISO at Barrick Gold Corporation and prior to
that served as the head of information security for Lam Research
In his global role, Armer is responsible for 8×8’s corporate-wide
information security management activities, including compliance,
strategic planning, governance, and controls. This includes identifying,
evaluating, and reporting on 8×8’s overall security performance and
posture in connection with regulatory requirements, industry best
practices and threat landscape.
“It’s mission-critical for organizations to keep their communications
systems secure. 8×8 is a leader in providing secure cloud-based
communications services,” said Armer. “I’m excited to be part of a team
with such a strong commitment to customer and partner data protection.”
While security, compliance, and data protection of 8×8, customer, and
partner information will be a primary focus, Armer will also have
opportunities to provide strategic input to product development,
technology roadmap and other functional areas of the company. He joins a
team of certified security professionals with ten or more years of
dedicated security and compliance experience.
Armer holds an MBA from the University of Southern California. He is
also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a
member of the CISO Executive Roundtable, Infragard and the American Bar
As part of its commitment to security across its offerings and business
practices, 8×8 is certified as fully FISMA/NIST 800-53 rev 4 compliant.
FISMA, based on NIST 800-53 revision 4, is considered the most thorough,
intensive form of compliance worldwide, with more than 2,500 areas of
security, compliance and data privacy. This is the third time that 8×8
has received the FISMA/NIST compliance.
“FISMA compliance can only be accomplished in private industry through a
security-first culture, governed with sanctions, monitoring, and
continuous training,” said Bryan Martin, Chairman and CTO at 8×8. “Our
security focus starts at the most senior levels, and we welcome Michael
to the team. Under his leadership we expect even greater emphasis on
this key area to ensure our customers and partners have 100 percent
confidence that our systems and practices meet stringent security
About 8×8, Inc.
8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) cloud solutions help businesses transform their
customer and employee experience. With one system of engagement for
voice, video, chat and contact center and one system of intelligence on
one technology platform, businesses can now communicate faster and
smarter to exceed the speed of customer expectations. For additional
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