Tag: security

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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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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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HIMSS Recap: 3 Steps to Embracing Data Analytics in Healthcare

As the largest healthcare technology event of the year, the annual HIMSS Conference is an opportunity for healthcare CIOs and IT professionals to share what’s really on their minds when it comes to their technology infrastructures, pain points, and opportunities. … Read more…

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Cybersecurity Insights – Coming to a City Near You!

Protecting business assets has never been more difficult or more costly — there’s not enough skilled security personnel, there’s too much log data to analyze, you lack 24/7 monitoring, the contextual impact of threats to your business may be unclear … Read more…

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Don’t Touch That Dial! Transform Your Infrastructure

Any fan of late night TV is surely familiar with the infommercial. These programs are everywhere touting the latest gadget or gizmo. “Don’t touch that dial!” announcers proclaim. Following simple steps, any viewer is sure to transform their lives with … Read more…