Fran Howarth specialises in the field of security, primarily information security, but with a keen interest in physical security and how the two are converging. Fran’s other main areas of interest are new delivery models, such as cloud computing, information governance, web, network and application security, identity and access management, and encryption.
Fran focuses on the business needs for security technologies, looking at the benefits they gain from their use and how organisations can defend themselves against the threats that they face in an ever-changing landscape.
For more than 20 years, Fran has worked in an advisory capacity as an analyst, consultant and writer. She writes regularly for a number of publications, including Silicon, Computer Weekly, Computer Reseller News, IT-Analysis and Computing Magazine. Fran is also a regular contributor to Security Management Practices of the Faulkner Information Services division of InfoToday.
Fran Howarth's content on Bloor Research
- Cyber Catalyst: driving the future of cyber insurance (6th November, 2019)
- Open Cybersecurity Alliance – what is it and why is it needed? (22nd October, 2019)
- GDPR Compliance (18th September, 2019)
- AI and cybersecurity: puppies grow up to be guard dogs (2nd August, 2019)
- Who goes there? Focus on identities to reduce business risk (31st July, 2019)
- Protecting the crown jewels: focus on privileged account security (31st May, 2019)
- GRC realities - what are organisations really doing? (8th February, 2019)
- State of Industrial and OT Security Report 2018 (18th December, 2018)
- Endpoint detection and response (7th December, 2018)
- The ongoing evolution of SIEM - the value of security insight (7th December, 2018)