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Senior Analyst, Security Operations, Enterprise Security Management, Omdia
Member Since: 5/19/2014
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Curtis Franklin Jr. is Senior Analyst at Omdia, focusing on enterprise security management. Curtis has been writing about technologies and products in computing and networking since the early 1980s. He has been on staff and contributed to technology-industry publications including BYTE, ComputerWorld, CEO, Enterprise Efficiency, ChannelWeb, Network Computing, InfoWorld, PCWorld, Dark Reading, and ITWorld.com on subjects ranging from mobile enterprise computing to enterprise security and wireless networking.

Previously, he was senior editor of Dark Reading, editor of Light Reading's Security Now and executive editor, technology, at InformationWeek where he was also executive producer of InformationWeek's online radio and podcast episodes.

Curtis is the author of thousands of articles, the co-author of five books, and has been a frequent speaker at computer and networking industry conferences across North America and Europe. His most recent books, Cloud Computing: Technologies and Strategies of the Ubiquitous Data Center, and Securing the Cloud: Security Strategies for the Ubiquitous Data Center, with co-author Brian Chee, are published by Taylor and Francis.

When he's not writing, Curtis is a painter, photographer, cook, and multi-instrumentalist musician. He is active in running, amateur radio (KG4GWA), the MakerFX maker space in Orlando, FL, and is a certified Florida Master Naturalist.

Articles by Curtis Franklin Jr.

Ransomware protection means more than a simple backup

3/12/2021
New and evolving ransomware attack tactics mean that a backup/restore strategy is no longer enough to keep data safe. Successful ransomware defense now requires intelligence and agilityin the backup process, in intrusion and malware detection, and in rapidly learning (and applying) lessons from successful intrusions.

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Delivering Santa from Third-Party Risk

12/24/2020
2020 has made even St. Nick susceptible to the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, cybersecurity experts are ready to help the merry old elf with advice on reducing risks to his global operations.

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How to Stay Secure on GitHub

8/18/2020
GitHub, used badly, can be a source of more vulnerabilities than successful collaborations. Here are ways to keep your development team from getting burned on GitHub.

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Security 101: SQL Injection

5/27/2020
A carefully crafted attack can convince a database to reveal all its secrets. Understanding the basics of what the attack looks like and how to protect against it can go a long way toward limiting the threat.

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How to Manage API Security

12/17/2019
Protecting the places where application services meet is critical for protecting enterprise IT. Here's what security pros need to know about "the invisible glue" that keeps apps talking to each other.

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A Murderers' Row of Poisoning Attacks

10/11/2019
Poisoning can be used against network infrastructure and applications. Understanding how DNS cache poisoning, machine learning model poisoning, and other attacks work can help you prepare the proper antidote.

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