David (Dave) Mahon is CSO for CenturyLink, Inc. He is responsible for enterprise wide security strategy, information security, cyber defense, critical infrastructure protection, physical security, network fraud and abuse, industrial security, international travel security and threat intelligence. Prior to CenturyLink, Mr. Mahon was the vp of corporate security for Qwest Communications. In addition to his corporate security positions, Mr. Mahon was an FBI Supervisory Special Agent and responsible for investigating violations of federal statutes in which the Internet, computer systems/networks were exploited as the targets of terrorist organizations, foreign government sponsored intelligence operations or criminal activities. Mr. Mahon received a Bachelors of Science in business administration from the University of Scranton and holds numerous certifications from the FBI and the Kellogg School of Management.