TDS® Offers Free Webinar for Businesses Interested in Safeguarding Computers and Customers

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Second webinar in 4-part series, scheduled for July 27, 2 p.m. EST

TDS Telecommunications Corp.

Organizations count on computers for every aspect of their business.

One infected computer can wreak havoc on an entire company, including its reputation, credibility, and customers. To help businesses protect their computers, and avoid becoming victims of Internet crime, TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) is offering a series of free webinars.

On July 27 at 2 p.m. EST, TDS will host the second in a four-part series of webinars. This webinar, presented by Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D., chief technology officer of the SANS Internet Storm Center, will offer insights on:

  •     Safeguarding computers, virus protection, and malware threats.
  •     Selecting the right type of virus protection programs.
  •     Internet security threats and ways to add layers of security.
  •     Real-life examples of what happens when security is ignored on desktops/laptops in the office or by remote employees.
  •     Ways to minimize a business’s risk while locking down data.
  •     Consequences of failing to protect employee, vendor and customer data

“Organizations count on computers for every aspect of their business,” says Scott Meier, product manager of managed security services at TDS. “Securing that computer might seem as simple as installing virus software, but in reality, that’s not enough. Businesses need to know what other threats their computers should be protected against, and some effective defenses against those threats.”

Future webinars and topics include:
August 25 — Ways to manage the barrier between the company’s network and the world. Every business is a target for hackers – regardless of company size or location. Insights on analyzing reports of thwarted attacks and what can happen when traffic between the company’s network and the Internet isn’t controlled.

September 15 — How employees may be putting businesses at risk and negatively impacting the bottom line. Tips will center on ways owners can set limits on employees’ access to content, lower risk, improve productivity, and reduce potential legal issues.

For more details, to sign up for the free webinar, or to listen to the first webinar, visit

About Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D.
Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D., is chief technology officer at the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC). Johannes is in high demand worldwide as a trainer and speaker on Internet security. He is currently responsible for the GIAC Gold program. He founded in 2000; it is the data collection engine behind the ISC. His work with the ISC has been widely recognized, and in 2004, Network World named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the networking industry. Prior to working for SANS, Johannes worked as a lead support engineer for a Web development company and as a research physicist.

About TDS
TDS Telecommunications Corp. markets communication services to business and residential customers in 30 states through its brands TDS Telecom® and TDS Metrocom®. With 1.1 million access line equivalents in service, TDS Telecommunications Corp. connects customers to phone, broadband, and digital television service in hundreds of rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. TDS Telecommunications Corp. is the eighth-largest wire line company in the nation; employing approximately 2,600 people. The company is headquartered in Madison, Wis. Visit and for more information. Connect on Twitter @tdstelecom and Facebook.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone and broadband services to nearly 7.4 million customers in 36 states through TDS Telecommunications Corp. and U.S. Cellular®, its 82-percent owned wireless subsidiary. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employed 11,800 people as of Sept. 30, 2009. Visit for more information.


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