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Evan Francen
CEO at FRSecure
Nickname: "The Truth"

I am a 25+ year information security veteran, and I tell it like I see it. I’m not known for being politically correct, and this sometimes gets me into trouble. More often than not; however, clients and colleagues come to appreciate the candor and common sense approach. If you look at security (the right way), you’ll find that it’s just not as complicated as people make it. I hope you enjoy my writings on security and other miscellaneous things. I really have a strong and deep passion for helping people and making the world a better place.

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Entries by Evan Francen

It’s Not If, But When

Information security incidents are unavoidable. It’s important to learn how to respond effectively to and manage an incident that does occur. CEO Evan Francen breaks down the four steps your organization can and should take in order to manage an incident properly before calling in an expert. Prepare now.

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What Makes a Good Chief Security Officer?

The news from Equifax on Friday (9/15) states “the Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer are retiring”.  Somebody’s got to pay, and here are your first two scapegoats.  Will it stop with these two, or is the CEO (Richard Smith) job at risk too?  We can only speculate. I’m more interested in answering the question; what makes a good CSO/CISO or a good information security professional/expert?

Security – Back to the Basics Series – Part 3

Article 3: Basic Security Starts Here This is the third and final installment in our three-part series titled “Security – Back to the Basics”.  The purpose of the series was to take you from a state of confusion about information security (article #1 “You’re Not Alone, We’re All Confused”) to an understanding of information security […]

Security – Back to the Basics Series – Part 1

Article 1: You’re Not Alone, We’re All Confused This article is part one of a three part series titled “Security – Back to the Basics”.  The purpose of this series is to take you from a state of confusion about information security (article #1 “You’re Not Alone, We’re All Confused”) to an understanding of information […]