Tag: IT Security

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4 Ways to Create a Better Cybersecurity Plan

When it comes to cybersecurity, there’s strength in numbers. In my role as CenturyLink’s chief security officer, I oversee the strategy to protect CenturyLink’s clients, employees and 600,000+ miles of network. Our team has stopped bad actors at the highest levels for … Read more…

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On The Road Again: The Cybersecurity Good Guys Help You Take on The Bad Guys

Cybersecurity is once again on everyone’s mind as the latest major data breach grabs headlines, creates potential victims of identity theft and calls into question the overall security of major players in the financial system. The latest cybersecurity breach offers … 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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IT Security Enters the Boardroom

Not too long ago, IT issues such as cybersecurity and data protection were reserved for the back office – and rarely considered by organizations in driving revenue and aligning market strategy. These efforts even ran independent of mainstream activities like … Read more…

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Looking Back: The Best of 2016

As we close out another year, it’s time to look back at some of our most popular blogs of 2016. During this time, we explored a broad range of issues facing enterprises during the burgeoning Digital Transformation. With topics ranging … Read more…

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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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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…