Ryan Francis

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Ryan Francis has been in the tech publishing field for 17 years.

Who is a target for ransomware?

10 things threat hunters watch for

10 things threat hunters watch for

Pursuing cyber threats is much like conventional hunting in that it requires patience, persistence and a keen eye, and when done correctly, it can be both exhilarating and rewarding. Threat actors do everything in their power to blend...

5 common ways businesses lose valuable data

5 common ways businesses lose valuable data

David Zimmerman, CEO and Founder of LC Technology, lists five ways individual employees and IT are causing companies to lose data, and some best practices for preventing a crippling data loss.

Former NSA chief weighs in on cybersecurity, cyberespionage at ZertoCon

Former NSA chief weighs in on cybersecurity, cyberespionage at ZertoCon

Retired Gen. Michael Hayden held nothing back when addressing cybersecurity pros at the ZertoCon conference in Boston.

The most common errors identified in professional DNS audits

The most common errors identified in professional DNS audits

Chris Roosenraad, director of DNS Services at Neustar, shares some of the most common errors observed during audits of its customer’s DNS infrastructure and the best practices you can take to ensure you are maximizing your DNS...

Connecting with work from the road? Here's how to stay safe

Connecting with work from the road? Here's how to stay safe

As more companies move to ban the use of public Wi-Fi networks by employees, here's a rundown of how to avoid man-in-the-middle attacks when traveling.

Cisco security exec: ‘Connected devices are creating 277 times more data than people are’

Cisco security exec: ‘Connected devices are creating 277 times more data than people are’

CSO Managing Editor Ryan Francis recently spoke with Anthony Grieco, senior director and trust strategy officer at Cisco’s Security and Trust Organization, about how organizations can securely incorporate new technologies as they...

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.

The ransomware epidemic: How to prep for a shakedown

The ransomware epidemic: How to prep for a shakedown

In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attacks, Dan Larson, technical director at CrowdStrike, offers advice on why organizations should take threats seriously and how to build a strong defense.

A day in the life of a threat researcher

A day in the life of a threat researcher

After leaving Exabeam at the end of the workday, Ryan Benson’s mind doesn’t shut off when it comes to thinking about designing new defenses against Black Hats. See what his day looks like.

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...

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