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Dave Mahon: ‘Most companies are not doing the basics in cybersecurity’

Dave Mahon: ‘Most companies are not doing the basics in cybersecurity’ 

In this show, Dave talks about the security trends and issues that he sees dominating in 2017, the biggest blind spots companies have with security and BYOD. Dave also touches on lessons from working with the FBI that he has brought over to the public sector, and how cyber security has evolved since his time with the bureau.

Dave also shares what he will be talking about at the CIO Canada Summit on February 27 where he will participate on a panel about Overcoming Cyber Security Concerns.

Dave Mahon

Dave has been Chief Security Officer for CenturyLink, Inc. since 2011. He is responsible for enterprise wide security strategy, information security, cyber defense, critical infrastructure protection, physical security, network fraud and abuse, industrial security, international travel security, threat intelligence, work place violence prevention, executive protection, investigations, and liaison with the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council (NSTAC), National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), as well as federal and state law enforcement and homeland security agencies.

Prior to the merger with CenturyLink, Inc., Mr. Mahon was the vice president of corporate security for Qwest Communications International, Inc.. In addition to his corporate security positions, Mr. Mahon was a Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI and responsible for investigating violations of federal statutes in which the Internet, computer systems and networks were exploited as the targets of terrorist organizations, foreign government sponsored intelligence operations or criminal activities. During his career with the FBI, he also managed programs related to white collar crime, crisis management, critical infrastructure protection and violent crime.


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