Ryan Francis

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Ryan Francis has been in the tech publishing field for 17 years.

Buying Slack could give Amazon another enterprise toehold

6 lesser-known browsers: Free, lightweight and low-maintenance

6 lesser-known browsers: Free, lightweight and low-maintenance

Popular browsers such as Edge, Firefox and Chrome have lots of features -- and can take up lots of memory. We look at 5 lesser-known browsers for simpler surfing.

Free Windows tools, ready for the taking

Free Windows tools, ready for the taking

This collection of stories offers a wealth of free tools and apps that can help you better use Windows -- whether it's the latest version, Windows 10, or earlier iterations.

The top 5 mobile security threats

The top 5 mobile security threats

When mixing personal and professional tasks on your smartphone, it's inevitable that someone is going to accidentally stumble onto malware. The SANS Institute's Chris Crowley has some advice on how to avoid trouble.

Review: Office 365's Delve, Sway and Planner fall flat

Review: Office 365's Delve, Sway and Planner fall flat

Microsoft's latest productivity tools – now including the Planner mobile app for iOS and Android -- have a few compelling features but integrate poorly with Office

Former NSA chief weighs in on cybersecurity, cyberespionage at ZertoCon

Former NSA chief weighs in on cybersecurity, cyberespionage at ZertoCon

Retired Gen. Michael Hayden held nothing back when addressing cybersecurity pros at the ZertoCon conference in Boston.

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.

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.

Would killing Bitcoin end ransomware?

Would killing Bitcoin end ransomware?

Bitcoin and ransomware seem to go hand-in-hand, but experts explain that doing away with the cybercurrency would just force cybercriminals to find another anonymous way to extort money.

Tips on where to start in managing risk

Tips on where to start in managing risk

What is risk management? Anytime you have something of value (like a corporate network, a website, or a mobile application), there will be risk to manage in order to protect it. Traditional approaches and controls are no longer good...

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