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Allison Francis

Allison Francis is a writer, public relations and marketing communications professional with experience working with clients in industries such as business technology, telecommunications, healthcare, education, the trade show and meetings industry, travel/tourism, hospitality, consumer packaged goods and food/beverage. She specializes in working with B2B technology companies involved in hyper-converged infrastructure, managed IT services, business process outsourcing, cloud management and customer experience technologies. Allison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and marketing from Drake University. An Iowa native, she resides in Denver, Colorado.


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Security Central Verizon Proves Vulnerable Apple Plays Nice with China

Security Central: Verizon Proves Vulnerable, Apple Plays Nice with China

When it comes to organizations protecting their customers' data, it takes a village and requires a colossal amount of effort. Put simply, it ain't easy. On top of that, an organization is only as secure as its most vulnerable partner. Unfortunately for Verizon, they rather 'stepped in it' with that one this week.

Security Central: Cybersecurity Plugs Into ‘The Matrix’, AI & Network Cybersecurity Get Flexible

“After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” So, would you take the red pill or blue pill? Turns out, according to a recent technological development, we’ve already started down the rabbit hole.

Security Central: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Could be Cybersecurity Key, Microsoft Takes On Shadow Brokers

When you imagine the future – 20-30 years from now – what do you see? Flying cars? Hover boards? Robots taking over the world (thanks, Matrix…)? If you’ve seen a sci-fi film set decades in the future, chances are you’ve seen the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in some form – whether they start out as helpful, household machines that eventually turn against you, or extremely human-like companions that… yep… eventually turn against you.

Security Central: Cybersecurity in Danger with FCC Privacy Repeal, MIT Researchers School Trump

Back in October of last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) did something pretty cool. It passed a set of several rules that essentially blocked internet providers from being able to monitor and sell your browsing history and personal information to marketers, advertisers and other third parties without consumer permission. Sounds like a no-brainer, right?

Security Central: Experts Predict Ransom Rise, Trump Proposes Cybersecurity Budget

The President has certainly been busy with budgets this week. Trump has proposed his first federal budget which would give the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) $1.5 billion for cybersecurity. The budget request would slash spend in other government agencies and departments – historically deep cuts – but is designed to prioritize DHS funding, upping it by 6.8 percent.

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