Ryan Francis

Managing Editor

Ryan Francis has been in the technology publishing field for 15 years. He currently is managing editor of CSO and Network World. He can be reached at rfrancis@idgenterprise.com.

New products of the week 3.27.17

Enterprises misaligning security budget, priorities

Enterprises misaligning security budget, priorities

Those on staff who are doing the budgeting might blindly write the same amount into the security line every year. Or the C-suite might handcuff the security personnel with a tight budget that doesn’t allow for expansion into new...

How to stop insider threats

How to stop insider threats

There are a number of things that decision makers can do to protect their companies and minimize, if not eliminate, the threat of employee theft of sensitive and confidential information.

What to consider in developing BYOD policy

What to consider in developing BYOD policy

In today’s work environment, employees are increasingly expected to be constantly available and communicating. Regardless of whether the company permits it, employees will use their personal devices for work. Instead of ignoring the...

How much is a bug worth?

How much is a bug worth?

With recent increases in bug bounty amounts in the news, Bugcrowd shows how a bug bounty amount is calculated.

New products of the week 3.20.17

New products of the week 3.20.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as NetMotion and Barracuda.

Do you have an incident response plan in place?

Do you have an incident response plan in place?

Details matter when developing an incident response (IR) plan. But, even the most successful IR plans can lack critical information, impeding how quickly normal business operations are restored.

Hire a DDoS service to take down your enemies

Hire a DDoS service to take down your enemies

With the rampant availability of IoT devices, cybercriminals offer denial of service attacks to take advantage of password problems.

7 tips for developing a powerful data disaster plan

7 tips for developing a powerful data disaster plan

Commvault has provided the following tips that will help enterprises develop simple yet powerful holistic data protection plans that enable enterprises to quickly recovery the data they need if there is a data disaster, in an...

Disaster recovery: How is your business set up to survive an outage?

Disaster recovery: How is your business set up to survive an outage?

Can your business get by with an asynchronous backup or must that offsite server be updated by the second to keep the business up and running at all times.

New products of the week 3.13.2017

New products of the week 3.13.2017

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Adaptiva and MongoDB.

Profiling 10 types of hackers

Profiling 10 types of hackers

Understanding the different types of hackers that exist and what motivates them can help you to identify the attackers you are most susceptible to and properly defend yourself and your organization against cyberattacks.

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