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, health care, 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 hyperconverged infrastructure, managed IT services, business process outsourcing, cloud management and customer experience technologies. Allison holds a bachelor's degree in public relations and marketing from Drake University. An Iowa native, she resides in Denver, Colorado.

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Hacker Wisdom: Top Three Takeaways from Black Hat 2016

Another year, another slew of insight and advice from hackers and cybersecurity professionals alike at the Black Hat conference. Here are the top three takeaways from this year's gathering in Sin City.

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New Cisco Report Reveals Vulnerabilities to Ransomware

In the world of cybersecurity, experts are constantly working to find ways to bulk up defenses and foil attackers, fighting the good fight to ensure the safety and protection of our most sensitive data. Despite some recent encouraging developments, optimistic projections and new methods to effectively protect against ransomware, Cisco’s newly released 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR) may have put a bit of a damper on things.

Survey: IT Admins Struggle to Securely Navigate the Digital Transformation

Organizations across the globe are recognizing the direction the world is moving and are jumping to adopt key technologies in order to transform their business and drive growth. With these digital transformations comes a new and unique set of security challenges and risks, making IT decision-makers and security teams a vital part of the process. Or so you’d think.

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