Topic: Security

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Your Cybersecurity Safety Net: CenturyLink® Managed Security Services

To boost chances of success, high risk situations often require an effective safety net. This additional protection makes it possible to direct attention towards more strategic initiatives. And with industry experts predicting 1 million new malware threats daily and a … Read more…

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The CISO and Supply Chain Defense

Your supply chain may expose your organization to cybersecurity risks. This article looks at the nature of these risks and offers some suggestions to mitigate them. First, to talk about cybersecurity and supply chains, a definition of the supply chain … Read more…

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DDoS + IoT = Cybersecurity Danger

In this age of connected devices – where everything from cars to coffee pots are going digital – it’s become a matter-of-course to be concerned with security. Analysts estimate there will be more than 200 billion smart wireless devices before … Read more…

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Cybersecurity: Is Prevention Enough?

Consider the following dilemma: Cybersecurity experts maintain that you can’t prevent everything – so don’t try. However, many security programs devise countermeasures mostly geared toward prevention. This does not make sense.  If prevention is not 100% effective, then trying to … Read more…

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Cybersecurity Challenges in State and Local Governments

There’s an old proverb that says a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Imagine a metal chain pulled from end-to-end. If each link can sustain a significant force, then the entire group is strong. But if just … Read more…

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Moving to a More Efficient Cybersecurity Strategy

CenturyLink helps hundreds of businesses and government agencies manage their cybersecurity programs. In the process, we have noticed a consistent theme: Even well-trained, thoughtful security professionals can occasionally miss the big picture. In particular, there can be an instinct to … Read more…

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Be Alert: Anticipating the Next Big IT Threat

It could happen in an instant. The next cybersecurity breach is just around the corner – and it’s going to be big. According to IDC, roughly one-fourth of the world’s population will be impacted by a security event before the … Read more…

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Welcome To The IoT — Please Check Your Security At The Door

How often do you think about the electric motors in your life? Not much, I suspect, but you’re surrounded by thousands of them. They’re in your home, moving air and water around. They’re in your car, your office building, making … Read more…