TDS® Offers Free Webinar: Greatest Threats to Business Networks

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The greatest threats to a business’s network often come from internal employee use. To help businesses learn how to protect and secure the last layer of defense — internal users — TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) is offering a free webinar on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. EST.

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There are serious threats taking a toll on your company’s network and your employees are oftentimes the catalyst, whether they know it or not

The greatest threats to a business’s network often come from internal employee use. To help businesses learn how to protect and secure the last layer of defense — internal users — TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) is offering a free webinar on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. EST.

The Sept. 15 webinar will be the last in a four-part series designed to educate business owners and IT professionals on ways to increase Internet security. Guest speaker Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D., chief technology officer of the SANS Internet Storm Center, will discuss:

  •     Ways employees unknowingly expose their employer to risk;
  •     Security threats to your bank account, reputation and business plans; and
  •     Tips for developing guidelines, educating employees, and properly using technology.

“There are serious threats taking a toll on your company’s network and your employees are oftentimes the catalyst, whether they know it or not,” says Scott Meier, product manager of managed security services at TDS. “It adds up to lost productivity. Plus, it puts your company at risk of compliance violations and legal liabilities. Before your network is compromised, now’s the time to learn and teach employees how to avoid exposing your company to unnecessary risks."

For more details, to sign up for the free webinar, or to listen to the previous webinars about Internet security, visit http://www.tdsbusiness.com/securitycenter.

About Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D.
Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D., chief research officer at the SANS Institute. Johannes is currently responsible for the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) and the GIAC Gold program. He founded DShield.org 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 2,500 people. The company is headquartered in Madison, Wis. Visit http://www.tdstelecom.com and http://www.tdsbusiness.com for more information.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS, TDS.S) Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone and broadband services to nearly 7.3 million customers in 36 states through TDS Telecommunications Corp. and U.S. Cellular® (NYSE: USM), its 82-percent owned wireless subsidiary. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employed 12,300 employees as of June 30, 2010. Visit http://www.teldta.com for more information.

For more information contact:
Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager – PR
TDS Telecommunications Corp.
608-664-4471 / cindy(dot)tomlinson(at)tdstelecom(dot)com

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