EarthLink Sponsors EC-Council Foundation’s Global CISO Forum to Support Information Security

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EarthLink, a leading managed network, security and cloud solutions provider for multi-location businesses, is partnering with the EC-Council Foundation to sponsor the annual Global CISO Forum.

leading IT Security conference

Global CISO Forum 2014 is a leading IT Security conference

These collaborative forums are more important than ever as organizations large and small are struggling to keep up with the changing compliance and threat landscape.

EarthLink is sponsoring the EC-Council’s Global CISO Forum, taking place on October 16-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. EarthLink believes the Global CISO Forum is a unique place where information security thought leaders can gather together and discuss ways to combat cyber security threats. Today, EarthLink provides managed network, security, and cloud solutions to thousands of multi-location businesses including specialty retailers, restaurants, financial institutions, healthcare providers, professional service firms, and local governments. EarthLink partners with customers to build and manage secure network, cloud, hosted voice, secure WiFi and compliance solutions that protect millions of people each year.

“Protecting customers and supporting the information security community has been a part of EarthLink’s DNA for over 20 years. EarthLink is sponsoring the Global CISO Forum because it brings together the nation’s top information security thought leaders and facilitates meaningful discussions leaders can use to build and enhance their cyber-security strategies,” said Pete Chronis, EarthLink Chief Security Officer. “These collaborative forums are more important than ever as organizations large and small are struggling to keep up with the changing compliance and threat landscape. Our current and prospective customers tell us they rely on thought leadership forums like the Global CISO Forum and trusted partners like EarthLink to help them understand and mitigate risks and achieve their compliance objectives.”

The Global CISO Forum’s goal of bringing together the industry’s top information security executives to discuss the threats to the security of their companies’ data and the latest techniques and best practices to defend against cyber criminals resonates with EarthLink’s mission of bringing secure, managed services to their clients. The Global CISO Forum is an invite-only event taking place in Atlanta, GA on October 16 and 17, 2014 open only to senior information security executives (C-levels, VPs, Senior Directors, etc.). Anyone interested in attending should send his or her resume to amber.williams@eccouncil.org.

About EarthLink
EarthLink provides managed network, security and cloud solutions for multi-location businesses. EarthLink helps thousands of specialty retailers, restaurants, financial institutions, healthcare providers, professional service firms and local governments deliver a reliable and engaging customer experience in their stores and branch offices. EarthLink does so by building and managing MPLS WAN networks, by providing virtualized infrastructure, security, hosted voice, secure WiFi and compliance solutions, and by offering exceptional customer care. They operate a nationwide network spanning more than 28,000 fiber route miles, with 90 metro fiber rings and secure data centers that provide ubiquitous data and voice IP service coverage. Our EarthLink Carrier® division sells facilities-based wholesale telecommunications to other providers and our award-winning Internet services connect hundreds of thousands of residential customers across the U.S. For more, visit http://www.earthlink.com and follow @earthlink, LinkedIn and Google+.

About the EC-Council CISO Program:
EC-Council’s CISO Program has three components: CISO Events, the Certified CISO (C|CISO), and CISO Resources – a repository for white papers and articles geared toward a CISO crowd. EC-Council’s CISO Events are invitation only and geared specifically for high-level, executive information security professionals. Combining keynotes with panel discussions, the events are opportunities for CISOs from around the world to hash out the trends and challenges of information security among their peers. The C|CISO is a certification recognizing an individual’s cumulative experience and expertise in executive information security management. Overseen by a board of seasoned and distinguished professionals, the C|CISO Program has certified over 700 IS executives from around the world. For more information about EC-Council’s CISO Program, please visit ciso.eccouncil.org.

About EC-Council Foundation
EC-Council Foundation is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to educating and training individuals in security skills. Established in 2012 by EC-Council, the foundation seeks to raise awareness, build capacity across nations and ultimately promote global peace. EC-Council Foundation’s mission is to foster collaboration and participation by global digital citizens to become advocates for safe, secure online activities and to foster online child protection through education. For more information, visit foundation.eccouncil.org.

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