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Sep 21, 2017

Maintaining the security of critical and sensitive data is no small feat for global enterprises. In today’s cyber reality, even secure fiber optic networks can be at risk of unlawful interception and fiber tapping, or diversion of a transmission for unlawful surveillance. While cloud-based encryption solutions can address this vulnerability, they often do so at the cost of network performance. 

Chris Richter is Level 3’s senior vice president of managed security services and is responsible for the company’s global managed and professional security services line of business.  With 30 years of experience in IT, Chris has held a number of leadership positions in managed security, IT consulting, and sales with several technology product and services organizations.  

For more than a decade, Richter has assisted numerous IT organizations in adapting their premises-based infrastructure risk management programs and security controls to outsourced, virtualized, and shared-infrastructure services.

On today's show, Chris Richter from Level 3 provides an overview of why even secure fiber optic networks can be at risk and the dangers/threats that are facing organizations every day. We also discuss how the increasing security alerts in the media are also responsible for a rise in threat intelligence fatigue and poor cyber hygiene.

I ask Chris, how a typical enterprise can hope to stay ahead of the continuously evolving threat landscape? And how he is helping global businesses address increasing security threats, without sacrificing network performance. What should enterprises be investing in? Is it encryption? Threat intelligence?

Armed with over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, prepare to hear valuable insights from the Senior Vice President, Global Security Services at Level 3 Communications.