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.

How to stop insider threats

Enterprises misaligning security budget, priorities

Enterprises misaligning security budget, priorities

Those on staff who are doing the budgeting might blindly write the same amount into the security line every year. Or the C-suite might handcuff the security personnel with a tight budget that doesn’t allow for expansion into new...

Report says smart people do dumb things online

Report says smart people do dumb things online

People from the religious and legal fields were considered lazy for not following security standards.

What to consider in developing BYOD policy

What to consider in developing BYOD policy

In today’s work environment, employees are increasingly expected to be constantly available and communicating. Regardless of whether the company permits it, employees will use their personal devices for work. Instead of ignoring the...

How much is a bug worth?

How much is a bug worth?

With recent increases in bug bounty amounts in the news, Bugcrowd shows how a bug bounty amount is calculated.

Do you have an incident response plan in place?

Do you have an incident response plan in place?

Details matter when developing an incident response (IR) plan. But, even the most successful IR plans can lack critical information, impeding how quickly normal business operations are restored.

Fragmentation: the silent killer in security management

Fragmentation: the silent killer in security management

Today’s detection deficit between attackers and defenders is near an all-time high – and the gap is only getting wider. While many factors contribute to this deficit, among the top is the fragmentation of people, processes, and...

Hire a DDoS service to take down your enemies

Hire a DDoS service to take down your enemies

With the rampant availability of IoT devices, cybercriminals offer denial of service attacks to take advantage of password problems.

Five tips to be ‘security smart’ this tax season

Five tips to be ‘security smart’ this tax season

Every year there are scams to dupe you into filing your taxes with the wrong collector

7 tips for developing a powerful data disaster plan

7 tips for developing a powerful data disaster plan

Commvault has provided the following tips that will help enterprises develop simple yet powerful holistic data protection plans that enable enterprises to quickly recovery the data they need if there is a data disaster, in an...

Report finds the security of confidential documents is a significant problem

Report finds the security of confidential documents is a significant problem

60 percent of survey respondents say sensitive documents have accidentally been sent to the wrong person.

Disaster recovery: How is your business set up to survive an outage?

Disaster recovery: How is your business set up to survive an outage?

Can your business get by with an asynchronous backup or must that offsite server be updated by the second to keep the business up and running at all times.

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