AT&T Cybersecurity Is Born

February 26, 2019 | Barmak Meftah

Today marks another new milestone and I am proud to unveil our new name….AlienVault has now combined with AT&T Cybersecurity Consulting and AT&T Managed Security Services to form a new standalone division, AT&T Cybersecurity!

Digitalization continues to drive rapid changes in business models and network architectures. On the other hand, it also drives changes in how cybercriminals operate, making it easier for them to harvest data and launch automated attacks at scale. The mismatch between changes in cybercrime sophistication and the relative stagnation in cybersecurity approaches is apparent as organizations continue to suffer data breaches. According to a survey presented in AT&T Cybersecurity Insights, 88% of respondents had reported at least one type of security incident or breach in the last year.

The root cause? Dispersed networks, an explosion of data, disparate technologies, complex security operations present cybercriminals with gaps or “seams” in organizations’ security postures. Fighting cybercrime requires a coordinated and collaborative approach orchestrating best-of-breed people, process and technology.

AT&T started down this path years ago by building a best-of-breed Cybersecurity Consulting practice and Managed Security Services business serving customers of all sizes, across industries, and around the world. Combined with its network visibility across the threat landscape, AT&T has been well-positioned to take a unique role in cybersecurity.

With the acquisition of AlienVault, AT&T Cybersecurity will continue to deliver on our joint vision to address these “seams” and uniquely bring together people, process, and technology through a “software defined” unified security management platform. A platform that integrates, automates and orchestrates a wide spectrum of best-of-breed point security products.

By abstracting much of the management of individual security products, we are automating deployment and ongoing operations, and operating them as a single unified solution - much in the same way AlienVault had done with the critical capabilities required for threat detection and response.  This platform will use the technical capabilities and reach of AT&T’s Edge-to-Edge intelligence in order to deliver solutions as on-demand digital services optimized to help protect customers through their own digital transformation journey.

We will accomplish this through collaboration with AT&T’s industry-leading Chief Security Organization and through the integration and automation of AT&T Alien Labs threat intelligence into the platform.  The combination of Open Threat Exchange now curated by Alien Labs and AT&T’s incredible breadth and depth of threat intelligence will create one of the world’s leading threat intelligence platforms!

AT&T Cybersecurity is uniquely positioned to provide security without the seams  through people, process and technology, which will provide UNRIVALED VISIBILITY for our customers!

2019 is off to a great start! Stay tuned for more exciting news from AT&T Cybersecurity that will enable our customers to anticipate and act on threats to help protect their business!

Barmak Meftah

About the Author: Barmak Meftah

Barmak is a veteran of the technology industry with a passion for building and leading great teams. Over his 20 years of experience in enterprise software, he has assembled an incredible track record for delivering amazing products.

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