David Young SVP for Public Sector CenturyLink

CenturyLink Achieves FISMA Authorization for Federal Data Security; David Young Quoted

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has received Federal Information Security Management Act certification that validates its network and security operations centers’ capacity to implement recognized data security controls for U.S. government systems.

CenturyLink’s federal NOC and SOCs are now authorized to handle government data as part of the FISMA High certification, which requires candidates to meet the U.S. federal information security standards, the company said.

The Monroe, La.-based telecommunications provider’s operations centers work to visualize network and device management functions while providing a single enterprise platform for performance monitoring.

The centers have also been updated to meet contract requirements under the General Services Administration’s  Enterprise Information Solutions vehicle for information technology modernization support, CenturyLink noted.

The certification builds on the company’s prior achievement of cloud security certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.

David Young, senior vice president for the public sector segment at CenturyLink and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said the milestone demonstrates the company’s investment in public sector initiatives as well as its efforts to “protect the economic and national security of the U.S.”

The company announced the center’s FISMA certification during a virtual ribbon-cutting event Tuesday.

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