How the Public Safety Bureau Paper Gets Cybersecurity Wrong

By Chris Boyer, AT&T Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy  Last week, the FCC’s Public Safety Bureau issued a white paper on “Cybersecurity Risk Reduction” that raised several issues around the role of Internet service providers (ISPs) in cybersecurity.  While there are too many flaws in the paper to mention them all here, two…

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AT&T CEO on President Obama’s New Cybersecurity Plan

The following statement may be attributed to Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO: “We applaud the White House’s new national action plan to strengthen our country’s defenses against cybersecurity attacks that threaten our online privacy and our economy. The security of our digital economy and individual privacy requires end-to-end protection at every level and device connected…

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Protecting our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

By Ed Amoroso, AT&T Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer AT&T applauds the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) on the release of its Baseline Framework to Reduce Cyber Risk to Critical Infrastructure.  President Obama’s February 2013 Executive Order directed NIST to improve our nation’s critical infrastructure cybersecurity by establishing a framework to “provide a…

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AT&T Statement on The Cybersecurity Act of 2013

U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and John Thune (R-SD) today introduced “The Cybersecurity Act of 2013.” The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T supports S. 1353, the Cybersecurity Act of 2013, which takes a bi-partisan approach and preserves the role of the National Institute of…

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AT&T Statement on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

The following may be attributed to AT&T’s Executive Vice President of Federal Relations Tim McKone: “Cybersecurity is a critically important issue for American consumers, businesses and the overall U.S. economy. AT&T supports the ‘Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act,’ bi-partisan legislation which provides legal certainty for the sharing of information on cyber threats as a part…

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Cybersecurity and the FCC’s CSRIC Recommendations

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs

Today, the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) issued their recommendations to the FCC on several issues related to cybersecurity including:  DNSSEC implementation practices for ISPs; secure Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) deployment; and botnet remediation.  As we noted a few weeks ago, keeping the Internet safe for consumers to browse, transact business and communicate…

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AT&T on Cybersecurity Legislation

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “We commend the Senators for introducing the Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act, and for their leadership in addressing a critically important issue for the U.S. economy. “Successfully combating cyber threats ensures businesses can…

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Keeping the Internet Safe

The following statement may be attributed to Bob Quinn, Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer: “Keeping the Internet safe for consumers to browse, transact business and communicate is an important objective not only for AT&T but any other business that operates online.  “AT&T has a long history of working with the…

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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…

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Raising Our Game in Cyberspace

Last week, AT&T’s Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso delivered a lively keynote on cybersecurity at the State of the Net Conference in Washington, D.C.  If you weren’t able to attend in person, check out these video clips from his speech. Are we all a security risk? Here’s Ed addressing how we…

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