Kacy Zurkus

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Kacy Zurkus is a freelance writer for CSO and has contributed to several other publications including The Parallax, Meetmindful.com and K12 Tech Decisions. She covers a variety of security and risk topics as well as technology in education, privacy and dating. She has also self-published a memoir, Finding My Way Home: A Memoir about Life, Love, and Family under the pseudonym "C.K. O'Neil."

Zurkus has nearly 20 years experience as a high school teacher on English and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University (2011). She earned a Master's in Education from University of Massachusetts (1999) and a BA in English from Regis College (1996). Recently, The University of Southern California invited Zurkus to give a guest lecture on social engineering.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Kacy Zurkus and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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Risks to the enterprise from the one-trick pony

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Resiliency, staying afloat in the face of cyber threats

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Security hurdles in cloud collaboration applications, and how to clear them

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