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.
Now is the time for the security ecosystem to take stronger action to identify and address compromised computers – sharing lists of known compromises and simply observing the problem is not enough
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.
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.