CBTS Introduces Advanced Cyber Security Expertise

  CBTS Introduces Advanced Cyber Security Expertise

New Threat Intelligence Center and E-mail Security Tool To Keep Companies Safe
                              From Cyber Attacks

Business Wire

CINCINNATI -- January 29, 2014

CBTS, a leading technology solutions provider, today announced the operation
of its Advanced Cyber Security division’s new Threat Intelligence Center in
Cincinnati. The center is staffed with experts experienced in the military,
financial, manufacturing and defense industries and is dedicated to monitoring
and protecting the data of CBTS business customers.

Inside CBTS' Threat Intelligence Center (Photo: Business Wire)

Inside CBTS' Threat Intelligence Center (Photo: Business Wire)

“Our center was modeled after the best practice systems and processes used by
major defense contractors,” said Brian Minick, vice president of CBTS Advanced
Cyber Security. “We help our customers not only detect attacks but also learn
from them to prevent future attacks to their data and systems.” Minick calls
this process Intelligent Analysis and Adaptive Defense, which is the
cornerstone of the Advanced Cyber Security product suite.

The CBTS Advanced Cyber Security team’s framework allows it to adapt in
response to the rapidly changing nature of cyber attacks. The threat is no
longer a blind program that happens to find a weak spot but very intelligent
and well-financed attackers who have a specific target in mind. Attackers like
these can patiently probe defenses for a flaw and exploit that flaw to great
advantage. As the attacks mutate to account for security changes, so must the

“The process is simple: we detect an attack, tear it apart, learn from it and
then build that learning back into the defenses to take the possibility of
reusing tools or tactics off the table for the attacker,” Minick said. “This
approach enables our team to forge custom defenses to address the specific
threats that each of our customers face and allows us to use the attackers’
tools against them.”

In conjunction with the opening of the Threat Intelligence Center, the
Advanced Cyber Security Product Team launched its new E-mail Security tool,
which will help defend customer data and provide a rich source of information
to further enhance customers’ data security.

Over 90 percent of attacks are initiated through e-mail phishing, a process in
which a seemingly harmless e-mail can inject a hacker’s bad code into a
computer network. The e-mail security tool is the first offering in CBTS’s
overall Advanced Cyber Security Suite.

To learn more about CBTS Advanced Cyber Security and to meet the team of
experts, visit www.cbts.net/security.

About CBTS

CBTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB). The company
combines the data networking capabilities of Cincinnati Bell with
next-generation managed services that provide companies with flexible
solutions for end-to-end IT deployment. The CBTS business model can help
organizations increase productivity and operational efficiency while reducing
costs and risks through solutions that focus on business continuance,
compliance, security, and technology infrastructure. For more information,
visit www.cbts.net.

About Cincinnati Bell

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides
integrated communications solutions—including local and long distance voice,
data, high-speed Internet, entertainment, and wireless services—that keep
residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected
with each other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across
the United States rely on CBTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary, for efficient,
scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. Cincinnati
Bell is the majority owner of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), which provides
best-in-class data center colocation services to enterprise customers through
its facilities with fully redundant power and cooling solutions that are
currently located in the Midwest, Texas, Arizona, London, and Singapore. For
more information, please visit www.cincinnatibell.com.

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