Ryan Francis

Managing Editor

Ryan Francis has been in the technology publishing field for 17 years. He currently is managing editor of Computerworld. He was formerly editor at CSO and Network World. He can be reached at rfrancis@idgenterprise.com.

Top 5 misconceptions of IoT network and device security

How to conduct an IoT pen test

How to conduct an IoT pen test

Penetration testing was much like taking a battering ram to the door of the fortress. Keep pounding away and maybe find a secret backdoor to enter through. But what happens if pieces of the network are outside of the fortress? With...

New products of the week 5.22.17

New products of the week 5.22.17

Network World's final edition of its long-running highlight of the latest and greatest products in the tech sector.

How to maintain data oversight to avoid ‘shadow data’

How to maintain data oversight to avoid ‘shadow data’

As more companies take a liberal approach to cloud app provisioning, they need to make sure that all apps – including vetted ones – are carefully secured, optimized and monitored. Al Sargent, senior director at OneLogin, offers the...

Outsourcing security: Would you turn over the keys to a third party?

Outsourcing security: Would you turn over the keys to a third party?

Years ago it would have been unthinkable to give up control to securing your most valuable assets. But for some companies the risk of handing the security keys to a third party is less than the idea of facing the daily barrage of...

Incident response is like tracking down a perpetrator

Incident response is like tracking down a perpetrator

What is incident response? Larry Zulch, President & CEO, Savvius, walks us through the crime scene.

How CISOs can answer difficult questions from CEOs

How CISOs can answer difficult questions from CEOs

A hypothetical conversation can become all too real, and hopefully you are prepared with the answers. Here is a script to help get you started.

New products of the week 5.15.17

New products of the week 5.15.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Virtual Instruments and Archive360.

Q&A Citrix CSO: How to deal with security across multiple generations of employees

Q&A Citrix CSO: How to deal with security across multiple generations of employees

Citrix’s CSO Stan Black has been in the cybersecurity field for 20 years. He talks about how security has changed among employees in each generation.

Top DRaaS companies to watch

Top DRaaS companies to watch

Forrester Research recently released its report naming Sungard AS, Bluelock, IBM, and iland as the top disaster recovery-as-a-service companies. See its reasoning why.

Vendors approve of NIST password draft

Vendors approve of NIST password draft

The draft guidelines revise password security recommendations and altering many of the standards and best practices security professionals use when forming policies for their companies.

6 things you need to know about IoT security

6 things you need to know about IoT security

It’s in every company’s best interest to “do” IoT correctly, which will mean ratcheting up security measures to capture and ensure a good customer experience. Jack Nichols, director of product management at Genesys, proivdes six ways...

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