Developing an Effective Cybersecurity Strategy for the Entire Internet Ecosystem

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

Every day, it seems like there is a yet another news story about some form of cyberattack. Whether it be a consumer data breach or an attempt by a nation state to compromise U.S. critical infrastructure and systems, it can feel like we are under siege. Well, we kind of are. And, as we become… Read more »

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Sharing Responsibility for Cybersecurity

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

In October, when most people are thinking of pumpkins and changing leaves, we’re thinking of cybersecurity and we’re not alone.  Joining with other members of the industry, government and non-profit organizations, we’re celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Earlier today, I participated in the official kickoff event for the month, the 2011 Michigan Cyber Summit, which… Read more »

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Helping Consumers Stay Safe Online

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

For the past several months, I have represented AT&T on the board of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) — a public- private partnership focused on improving online safety awareness and education for consumers.  To kick off Cybersecurity Awareness month, the NCSA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security co-hosted an event this past Monday in Seattle,… Read more »

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It Takes a Village

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

Cybersecurity.  Cyberwarfare.  Cyber criminals. The words alone are unnerving and the issues they raise are challenging and deeply complex.  I’ve been working in this area for a while now and I’m still amazed by its ever-changing landscape.  Protecting our nation’s networks is critical and a top priority for network operators as well as regulators and… Read more »

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Gateway to the Future of Video

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

Earlier this year, I wrote about AT&T’s plans to enable AT&T U-verse TV subscribers to use their Xbox 360 (and, potentially further down the road, Windows 7 PCs) as a U-verse set-top box (STB).  I also talked about how those plans had the potential to be responsive to FCC Chairman Genachowski’s call for more innovation… Read more »

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Who is Going Mobile…

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

A couple of weeks ago, AT&T had the privilege of hosting U.S. Ambassador Melanne Verveer, her staff and several other technology companies as part of the European American Business Council’s (EABC) Silicon Valley Forum.  At the gathering, we discussed how technology, and specifically mobile services, could be used to empower women and girls worldwide. A… Read more »

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U-Verse TV, Video Game Consoles and Broadband Deployment

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

I attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and while there’s been a lot of buzz about AT&T’s announcing its support of Android phones and about the usual new CE devices like tablet PCs, netbooks, e-readers and 3D TVs that were on display, I want to highlight an underappreciated announcement that has public policy… Read more »

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