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 may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson: “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 Department of Homeland Security and other agencies of federal and…

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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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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,…

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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…

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Cybersecurity and the National Broadband Plan

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

Authored By Jim Bugel, AT&T Assistant Vice President, Public Safety and Homeland Security As we continue to sift through the details of the FCC’s 300-plus page National Broadband Plan, one clear theme that stands out is the Commission’s commitment to address cybersecurity.  As more and more consumers gain access to broadband and incorporate it in their…

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