More than 3,500 people tuned into last year’s AT&T Security Conference. Wow! Our free, virtual event returns Tues., Oct. 4, with an incredible line-up of interesting speakers and useful information.

Some cybersecurity themes are evergreen, like authentication and supply chain risk. But some of today’s most urgent headlines are also affecting the average corporate IT worker:

  • Sitting safely in the US, you are potentially on the front line of a dangerous conflict in Europe.
  • Scanning your normal security intake, you are potentially looking at deepfakes and willful misinformation.
  • Helping bridge the digital divide, you are bringing a new group of people online who may need help catching up on basic security practices.

Daniel Hoffman, a former CIA station chief who collected secrets, will talk about how to protect yours. Jim Sciutto, CNN chief national security correspondent, will update us on the latest issues and threats stemming from the Ukraine war.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, will discuss his views on the future of technology. And Nina Schick, author and deepfake expert, will have a conversation with me about what AI means for security threats, and what can be done about it.

Other guests include Piers Morgan, AI pioneer Stuart Russell and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Sanger, author of “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age.”

Technical sessions will be led by distinguished members of the AT&T Chief Security Office – with an eye toward practical implementation. The same with speakers from Akamai, Fortinet, IBM, Palo Alto Networks and SentinelOne. We’ll delve into data privacy, cloud security, quantum computing and more.

Did I mention it’s free? More than 30 virtual sessions will start at 8 a.m. Central Time. Here is the full schedule, and here is registration.

(If you think you can’t be fooled, don’t miss the “deceptionist.”)

I hope you’ll join me and my colleagues. We work hard to protect a global network that carries more than 535 petabytes of data traffic on an average day. It’s our honor to present these sessions!

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Bill O’Hern
Bill O’Hern Chief Security Officer, AT&T

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