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.

Ride along to solve these data breaches

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.

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...

IoT botnet bogs down college campus network

IoT botnet bogs down college campus network

Senior members of the unnamed university’s help desk had been receiving an increasing number of complaints from students across campus about slow or inaccessible network connectivity. With Verizon's help, they tracked down the botnet...

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.

Your personal info might be as sick as you

Your personal info might be as sick as you

Moshe Ben-Simon, co-founder and vice president of TrapX Security, runs through how hospitals can shore up your data so that cybercriminals can’t get at it.

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...

CSO50 2017: 50 forward-thinking security projects

CSO50 2017: 50 forward-thinking security projects

The annual CSO50 conference in May will showcase cutting-edge technologies.

What cyberinsurance gotchas companies must be ready for

What cyberinsurance gotchas companies must be ready for

CipherLoc Vice President Mike Salas details six challenges companies will face as the insurance industry begins to expand its presence in the cybersecurity industry.

Study shows Americans are a cocky bunch when dealing with cybersecurity and nude photos

Study shows Americans are a cocky bunch when dealing with cybersecurity and nude photos

A majority of those surveyed by Blumberg Capital believe they know more about cybersecurity than President Trump and their mothers.

MySpace becomes every hackers’ space with top breach in 2016, report says

MySpace becomes every hackers’ space with top breach in 2016, report says

Hackers revived what is largely perceived as a dormant social media site, stealing as many as 427 million customer records in 2016. Forrester reported that there was not another breach even close but it did say that 75 percent of...

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