Topic: Security and Disaster Recovery

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Practicing Good Cyber Hygiene: Avoid the Dangers of Phishing

In the technology world, it’s important to stay on top of the latest threats. Strong IT security is based on education – always learning, understanding, and preparing the environment for what comes next. In our business, we call it practicing … Read more…

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Why Cybersecurity Is a Risk-Management Problem

Enterprise businesses face a world of constantly changing and growing cybersecurity threats today. But many still make the mistake of viewing cybersecurity as merely an information technology problem. Organizations need to shift their thinking to a strategic risk-management model for … Read more…

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The Four Types of Cybersecurity Adversaries and How to Defend Against Them

As CenturyLink’s Chief Security Officer, I am tasked with the challenge of overseeing the risk mitigation strategy to protect CenturyLink’s clients, employees and more than 600,000 miles of network. But when I speak of the current state of cybersecurity, I … Read more…

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When Ransomware Strikes…What’s Your Backup Plan?

In the wake of one of the most recent ransomware threats, IT security experts are already re-emphasizing the number one rule of data protection – never pay attackers.  Most IT leaders agree – sending money to release data creates bigger … Read more…

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Help Wanted: Filling the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

If you believe the hype (and you should!), businesses are being overwhelmed by cybersecurity threats. Whether challenged by the latest malware or a DDoS onslaught, only those companies fully staffed and prepared come out unscathed. By some estimates, more than … Read more…

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WannaCry: A Cybersecurity Wakeup Call

In this blog series, we’ve been talking about government IT as being on a journey, a road trip. And that analogy works for discussing cybersecurity. If some good can come from the recent global ransomware attack, I am hoping it … Read more…

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A Shining Light: CenturyLink Managed Security Services

If you ask the typical CIO to rank what keeps them up at night, chances are cybersecurity would top the list. The burgeoning digital transformation and critical nature of business data makes companies particularly vulnerable – as hackers attempt to … Read more…

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People First: Building a Rock Star Cybersecurity Team

Back in the 19th Century, famed industrialist Andrew Carnegie spoke on the importance of putting people first. He believed success of any organization relied on finding the best people for the job. Fast-forward to 2017 – and what was true … Read more…