Ryan Francis

Managing Editor

Ryan Francis has been in the technology publishing field for 17 years. He currently is managing editor of Computerworld. He was formerly editor at CSO and Network World. He can be reached at rfrancis@idgenterprise.com.

Former NSA chief weighs in on cybersecurity, cyberespionage at ZertoCon

Connecting with work from the road? Here's how to stay safe

Connecting with work from the road? Here's how to stay safe

As more companies move to ban the use of public Wi-Fi networks by employees, here's a rundown of how to avoid man-in-the-middle attacks when traveling.

For enterprise protection, antivirus software is no longer enough

For enterprise protection, antivirus software is no longer enough

Security experts see antivirus software as part of a security setup that includes behavior analytics and artificial intelligence. But it can't catch everything.

The ransomware epidemic: How to prep for a shakedown

The ransomware epidemic: How to prep for a shakedown

In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attacks, Dan Larson, technical director at CrowdStrike, offers advice on why organizations should take threats seriously and how to build a strong defense.

Profiling 10 types of hackers

Profiling 10 types of hackers

Understanding the different types of hackers that exist and what motivates them can help you to identify the attackers you are most susceptible to and properly defend yourself and your organization against cyberattacks.

7 tips to strengthen online security

7 tips to strengthen online security

If you are online today, checking email, buying someone a gift, posting to Facebook, paying bills, streaming Netflix, or monitoring your sleeping baby, you need to practice these seven tips for protecting your online presence.

Top 5 email security best practices to prevent malware distribution

Top 5 email security best practices to prevent malware distribution

With email representing an open, trusted channel that allows malware to piggyback on any document to infect a network, it’s often up to the organizations – their security teams and employees – to adopt appropriate security strategies...

10 things to worry about when your vendor divests

10 things to worry about when your vendor divests

Although your vendor’s divestiture is out of your control, you can at least do your due diligence in limiting any negative impact to your company. With that in mind, ZL Technologies lists 10 things you should worry about if your...

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...

7 universal rules of threat intelligence

7 universal rules of threat intelligence

Recorded Future will go over the seven universal rules of threat intelligence – what you should be doing no matter what, whether you use a platform or not.

Seven tips for developing a powerful data disaster plan

Seven 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...

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

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

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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