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.
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Fran Howarth's latest content on Bloor Research
- Overcoming the complexity gap - the role of automation in optimising network performance and security
- Evolving uses of the kill chain framework - using threat lifecycle management to defeat insider threats and ransomware
- Engendering trust in an online world
- Proactive response - Improving efficiency and effectiveness with a security incident response platform
- The importance of a data protection platform for GDPR compliance - ...unified data protection controls will smooth the path to compliance
- The promise of managed endpoint security - ...the need for an integrated suite of cloud-based services
- Selling unsecure websites is not an option - why market dynamics are creating a new opportunity for hosting providers
- Bit9 + Carbon Black emerges as Carbon Black
- How to raise your organisation's security maturity level - the need for Security Intelligence and why it should be a board-level concern
- Data protection in France