Ryan Francis

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Ryan Francis 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?

Does third-party security awareness training work?

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

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.

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...

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.

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...

Ransomware makes healthcare wannacry

Ransomware makes healthcare wannacry

The NHS ordeal is a wakeup call to healthcare administrators as to what needs to be done to make sure patients and their data are safe. Find out what advice vendors provide.

How CISOs can answer difficult questions from CEOs

How CISOs can answer difficult questions from CEOs

A hypothetical conversation can become all too real, and hopefully you are prepared with the answers. Here is a script to help get you started.

Q&A Citrix CSO: How to deal with security across multiple generations of employees

Q&A Citrix CSO: How to deal with security across multiple generations of employees

Citrix’s CSO Stan Black has been in the cybersecurity field for 20 years. He talks about how security has changed among employees in each generation.

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