Dale Drew

Dale Drew is the chief security strategist at CenturyLink. In his role, Dale is responsible for global security product architecture, engineering and operations, and global threat research.

Dale is an accomplished and experienced corporate security executive with more than 30 years of experience in developing critical global security programs, working in federal/state law enforcement and with Internet service providers (ISP). Prior to CenturyLink, Dale served as CSO for Level 3 Communications. Previously, he worked for Qwest Communications and MCI, where he was responsible for Internet security operations and engineering. Dale spearheaded Operation Sundevil, the nation’s largest computer crime investigation, when he served as a member of the U.S. Secret Service. He also ran the Arizona State Forensic Lab, working for the attorney general’s office in the organized crime division.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Dale Drew and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

The victim notification conundrum

In pursuit of the elusive green dot

In pursuit of the elusive green dot

An increasingly complex security landscape (with all the new certification standards, regulations and audits) means we need more universal security standards.

No target too small, no industry untouched

No target too small, no industry untouched

Automated attacks don't care how big or small your company and industry is.

The 'hack back' is not a defense strategy

The 'hack back' is not a defense strategy

The urge to strike back against bad actors is getting stronger in the wake of global attacks like Mirai, WannaCry and NotPetya. But while the hack back seems to put power back into victims' hands, it's actually not so simple.

A security call to arms

A security call to arms

There has never been a more critical time for the security industry to work together to face the unprecedented cyber threats before us. But how? By taking a cue from our adversaries.

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