Ryan Francis

Managing Editor

Ryan Francis is managing editor of Computerworld and has been in the tech publishing field for 17 years.

Why can’t security have SLAs?

Cybersecurity pros pushed into sales roles

Cybersecurity pros pushed into sales roles

It has gotten to the point that besides trying to secure the product, companies are asking their security pros to explain and sell the product to prospective clients.

‘Sometimes it is necessary to bend the rules a bit’

‘Sometimes it is necessary to bend the rules a bit’

A recent survey asked employees why they didn’t follow the rules and much of the response sounded a bit like a child answering their parent. They might have been bored or there were too many rules to deal with.

Does third-party security awareness training work?
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Does third-party security awareness training work?

Rapid7 security analyst describes the company’s direction with in-house vs. outsourcing training.

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.

Kentucky workers comp carrier survives ransomware

Kentucky workers comp carrier survives ransomware

An overzealous Web surfer brings employee training to the forefront. See how they have tightened up the network.

6 reasons to study security in college (and 7 reasons not to)

6 reasons to study security in college (and 7 reasons not to)

Two experts in the field debate whether it is a waste of time or it prepares you for the job force.

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...

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

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...

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