Fran Howarth

Freelance Writer

Fran Howarth is an industry analyst and writer specializing in cybersecurity. She has worked within the security technology sector for more than 25 years in an advisory capacity as an analyst, consultant and writer. Fran focuses on the business needs for security technologies, with a focus on emerging technology sectors. Current areas of focus include cloud security, data security, identity and access management, network and endpoint security, security intelligence and analytics and security governance and regulations. Fran can be reached at fhowarth@gmail.com.

Articles by Fran Howarth

How to Prepare for Digital Transformation in 2018

By Fran Howarth

Digital transformation enables modern businesses to respond efficiently to changing business demands. Read More

By Fran Howarth
Freelance Writer

November 30, 2017

How Microsegmentation Can Improve Network Security

By Fran Howarth

Virtualization has empowered the use of microsegmentation to divide networks into logical units based on applications or workloads. Read More

By Fran Howarth
Freelance Writer

November 7, 2017

How to Prepare Your Enterprise for Disaster Recovery

By Fran Howarth

Effective disaster recovery is a must, but many organizations are more optimistic about their preparedness than they should be. Read More

By Fran Howarth
Freelance Writer

November 2, 2017

How SDN Can Drive Network Performance and Lower Costs

By Fran Howarth

SDN can dramatically reduce network complexity by automating manual tasks and offering greater visibility into how network resources are consumed. Read More

By Fran Howarth
Freelance Writer

October 19, 2017

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: What Enterprises Should Know

By Fran Howarth

The U.S. government and the private sector are collaborating to promote Cyber Security Awareness Month for all users, including enterprises. Read More

By Fran Howarth
Freelance Writer

October 4, 2017

Uncovering the Hidden Benefits of Business Continuity Management

By Fran Howarth

A business continuity plan equips companies to quickly resume operations after a disaster and lowers the cost of data operations and infrastructure. Read More

By Fran Howarth
Freelance Writer

September 15, 2017

The Three C’s of Business Continuity

By Fran Howarth

Effective business continuity hinges on contingency planning, continuity capability and crisis response. Read More

By Fran Howarth
Freelance Writer

September 12, 2017

Regulatory Penalties Increase Data Protection Concerns

By Fran Howarth

Enterprises must develop data protection approaches that enable greater data availability, better reporting capabilities and more robust services levels. Read More

By Fran Howarth
Freelance Writer

August 21, 2017

Support Cybersecurity Efforts With Resiliency Planning

By Fran Howarth

Effective cybersecurity requires businesses to establish a proactive, integrated resiliency plan. Read More

By Fran Howarth
Freelance Writer

August 18, 2017

Building Security Into the Application Development Process

By Fran Howarth

Building security controls into the application development process is more cost-effective than fixing bugs once the software is in use. Read More

By Fran Howarth
Freelance Writer

August 15, 2017