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.

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Tips on where to start in managing risk

Tips on where to start in managing risk

What is risk management? Anytime you have something of value (like a corporate network, a website, or a mobile application), there will be risk to manage in order to protect it. Traditional approaches and controls are no longer good...

When real-time threat detection is essential

When real-time threat detection is essential

There are times when an organization will be especially vulnerable if they don’t have real-time detection capabilities, and in preparation for these events it’s a good idea to reevaluate tools and strategies. Mike Paquette, director...

The unseemly world of Darkweb marketplaces

The unseemly world of Darkweb marketplaces

Find out the various characteristics of a variety of underground markets that offer services for cyber criminals to profit from.

New products of the week 1.16.17

New products of the week 1.16.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Apptio and Viavi Solutions.

South African bank tells its tale of battling ransom attacks

South African bank tells its tale of battling ransom attacks

In November of 2015, this bank received a typical ransom email from the Armada Collective, which was quickly followed by a teaser flood attack that the bank proactively mitigated. Sort of a shot across the bow to make sure the bank...

How much is a data breach going to cost you?

How much is a data breach going to cost you?

A recent IBM study found that the average cost of a data breach has hit $4 million—up from $3.8 million in 2015. There are countless factors that could affect the cost of a data breach in your organization, and it’s virtually...

How White Hat hackers do bad things for good reasons

How White Hat hackers do bad things for good reasons

Some companies are love struck with social engineering. White hat hackers are used to poke holes in your network and physical building.

How to close up the holes in your network

How to close up the holes in your network

How can you enforce internal policies and industry compliance mandates when there’s no longer an identifiable network perimeter?

New products of the week 1.9.17

New products of the week 1.9.17

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

7 tips for better security awareness training sessions

7 tips for better security awareness training sessions

At their worst, security awareness training sessions are boring wastes of time, both for employees and the IT people responsible for them. At their best, however, they are interactive, discussion-driven, and genuinely helpful...

‘I will eliminate passwords’ in 2017

‘I will eliminate passwords’ in 2017

Like anyone else, security experts set up resolutions they hope to conquer in the new year. Now the question will remain, will they be able to follow through on them or -- like that diet people promised to hold to – will they go back...

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