Tag: Cybersecurity

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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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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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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…

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Planning Your Journey of Transformation

Summer is almost here. Time to start planning the vacation road trip. I’m old school when I plan a trip. I spread out maps to see where I’m going and the entire landscape I’ll be driving through. When I’m driving, … Read more…

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Mark Your Calendars – Digital Transformation is Coming

The message is coming through loud and clear: As digital technologies evolve, businesses must start aligning for an unprecedented transformation – or risk being left behind. Every segment of an organization is impacted by Digital Transformation, from business strategy to … Read more…

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What Companies Need to Learn About Cybersecurity

In this exclusive keynote delivered to a group of top Chief Information Security Officers, CenturyLink CSO Dave Mahon explains how security executives can work more effectively with senior business leaders and members of the Board to improve their company’s overall … Read more…

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A Guide to Transforming Government IT

It is easy to see change as an event. Something happens and things are different, like you walked through a door into an entirely different environment. Government IT knows this type of change well. Change is predictable and has a … Read more…