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AT&T JOINS GLOBAL CYBER SECURITY ALLIANCE FORMED BY ETISALAT, SINGTEL, SOFTBANK AND TELEFÓNICA

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Alliance combines resources and capabilities of telecom operators to participate in thought leadership activities, sharing best practices and threat insights to help protect all types of businesses from the growing threat of sophisticated
cyberattacks
With the inclusion of AT&T, the Alliance increases its presence to over 60 countries, reaching more than 1.2 billion customers, with over 20 SOCs and more than 6,000 security experts

 

 

Abu Dhabi, – The Global Telco Security Alliance today announced the addition of global telecommunications leader AT&T as an equal partner in the grouping which was launched in April 2018 by Etisalat, Singtel, SoftBank and Telefónica. The Global Telco Security Alliance brings together leading telecommunications operators from around the world with the main objective of offering enterprises comprehensive cybersecurity insights to help enterprises address the growing threat of cyberattacks.

 

 

AT&T’s addition represents a significant step up in resources and insights offered by the Alliance as a whole. AT&T has long-established and extensive cybersecurity capabilities and technologies. These were recently reinforced with the acquisition of AlienVault, which has enabled AT&T to accelerate delivering on its vision of enabling organizations of all sizes with effective cybersecurity solutions.

 

The inclusion of AT&T clearly reinforces the Global Telco Security Alliance’s ability to share insights and best practices for customers globally. Combined, all the members cover more than 1.2 billion customers in over 60 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.

 

 

The Global Telco Security Alliance plans to expand its scope of activities and global footprint over time and is open to bringing in new members in the future.

 

“We are thrilled to be the first telco in North America to join the alliance, and to do so as a founding member,” said Barmak Meftah, President AT&T Cybersecurity and CEO of AlienVault.

“Hackers have well established and organized communities that cooperate to produce cyber threats and it’s time large network operators work together to help deliver disruptive innovations and enable our global customers to detect and respond to threats faster and protect their digital footprint.”

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