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Making it Safer for Your Business to Innovate

By November 20, 2020 No Comments
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The November 10th Telarus Tuesday call welcomed AT&T director of cybersecurity, Elia Cohen, national channel manager, Nikki Beck, and head of evangelism, Theresa Lanowitz to discuss how AT&T Cybersecurity is the trusted advisor that can help organizations on their journey to cybersecurity resiliency through our managed security services and consulting offerings.  The entire recording is available here.

AT&T Cybersecurity: By the Numbers

AT&T has been a cybersecurity company for over twenty-five years, and on average, their consultants have twelve years’ experience. AT&T is here to make it safe for business to innovate:

  • 140+ years of managing and protecting a global network that carries more than 446 petabytes per day.
  • More than 2,000 cybersecurity specialists
  • Eight global SOCs monitored 24/7/365
  • 20M+ threat indicators submitted daily by 145K security professionals as part of their Open Threat Exchange community

AT&T has won accolades from the media and analyst organizations.

The Market

Many organizations have moved towards a remote workforce suddenly, which adds a lot of complexity to the cybersecurity environment. The reality is that current global factors add complexity, and there are quite a few factors we must take in mind today

Companies need to focus on leading a security-first mindset; this means:

  1. Tie security to business objective and outcome
  2. Move away from ROI metrics
  3. Create a shared responsibility model for employees
  4. Set the tone at the top
  5. Continually assess risk for business adaptability

Why AT&T Cybersecurity?

AT&T has been around for over 145 years; they are the owners and operators of one of the world’s largest networks. Anything you connect to your network, you must be able to protect, and this is what AT&T cybersecurity does so well.

From a portfolio perspective, AT&T cybersecurity has things to cover for customers of all sizes across all areas of cybersecurity. There are a few things you should be doing when securing a customer:

  • Simplifying and streamlining AT&T’s business into five portfolios to match industry categories and help customers make buying decisions – Endpoint, Identity, Risk & Compliance, Network Security, Threat Detection and Response
  • Unifying their proposition through their Unified Security Management Platform – which supports Integration, Orchestration, Automation, and Response
  • Infusing their solutions with threat intelligence, so they lead with high performing, highly differentiated offerings.

Beyond their offers’ standard structure, they know customers will still need some degree of customization to address their unique needs.  This means AT&T is also introducing a new framework (swim lanes) to maximize their efficiency and profitability as they address customer needs.

  • Standard portfolio – allows them to maximize commercial economics with off the shelf solutions
  • Transformation solutions – help the customer navigate the adoption of next-generation solutions over finite timeframes with aligned SLAs
  • Tailored solutions – where AT&T can support bespoke solutions
  • Program Assessment
  • Roadmap, Policy Design
  • Training & Awareness

DDoS attacks are among the most disruptive and vicious activities passing over the internet. Sixty-three percent of customers suffered a DDoS attack against their applications.

AT&T offers a few different solitons, among them a Reactive DDoS solution and a DDoS Defense solution. Both are AT&T hosted solutions; this means they provide the customer with mitigation capabilities.

The most important question you should be asking your customers is how prepared are you?

To learn more about AT&T, visit https://www.business.att.com/.