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.

Why DRaaS is a better defense against ransomware

Are you afraid your car will be taken over?

Are you afraid your car will be taken over?

A consortium was recently created to make sure that your car stays on the road and in your control.

Would killing Bitcoin end ransomware?

Would killing Bitcoin end ransomware?

Bitcoin and ransomware seem to go hand-in-hand, but experts explain that doing away with the cybercurrency would just force cybercriminals to find another anonymous way to extort money.

8 steps to regaining control over shadow IT

8 steps to regaining control over shadow IT

Learn how to discover those employees who went roaming for outside services.

New products of the week 2.20.17

New products of the week 2.20.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Dell and VMware.

Users take the cheese to solve data breaches

Users take the cheese to solve data breaches

Verizon releases its annual breach report that puts the reader in the driver's seat.

Ride along to solve these data breaches

Ride along to solve these data breaches

Verizon’s recently released annual breach report that examines some of its cases where the RISK Team was called in to hunt down culprits. The “ride –along edition” of Verizon’s report gets a first-person perspective of the company...

7 ways MDM threatens employee privacy

7 ways MDM threatens employee privacy

To understand the extent to which MDM solutions could monitor and control BYOD devices, the Bitglass research team installed MDM software on several employees’ personal mobile devices with their permission. The outcome? Complete...

Heartbreaking hacks

Heartbreaking hacks

Every year hackers take advantage of cupid’s sharp arrow to trip-up unsuspecting online users.

How to lock down your security system

How to lock down your security system

The most important, but least recognized, steps organizations must take to make their security systems more cyber secure.

New products of the week 2.13.17

New products of the week 2.13.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Cisco and Forescout.

Hospital devices left vulnerable, leave patients at risk

Hospital devices left vulnerable, leave patients at risk

A patient lies in a hospital bed waiting for a medical professional to conduct a blood gas analysis. Little does the patient know that his personal information is also undergoing a procedure. The database that stores patient data was...

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