Top AT&T Experts Convene Online Nov. 8 – And It’s Free
Eighty years ago, AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories together with the U.S. Army and British government, developed SIGSALY – a highly secure speech encryption system used to aid the allies during World War II. The system provided secure voice communication between top-level military and political leaders and ultimately laid the foundation for modern encryption methods.
And in the decades since, our technologists have continued to work together with industry experts to improve cybersecurity and protect our customers. Leaning into the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow’s technologies. This is what we’ll explore during this year’s cybersecurity conference, AT&T Secure Connections, happening in person and online on November 8. The hybrid conference brings together AT&T experts along with a diverse group of top thought leaders to discover how we can defend the connections that bind us together.
From inventing SIGSALY to being one of the originators of the packet-filtering firewall in 1988, security innovations are engrained in our DNA. Today, AT&T holds more than 1,000 security-related patents in areas including identity management and cloud automation.
With a background in national security including roles at the CIA and U.S. Navy, I was excited to continue to help protect critical infrastructure at AT&T – a role I accepted a few short months ago.
I believe we are again at an inflection point where new security technologies will lay the foundation for tomorrow’s innovation. And AT&T’s network has never been more important to what’s next.
Here are a few topics I’m particularly excited to explore during Secure Connections:
- Network-Embedded Security: We’ll highlight our belief in how AT&T can be part of the first line of defense for your business. Finding a bad actor or a potential cyber threat is like finding a needle in a haystack. Our goal is to make that haystack much smaller. As security threats continue to evolve, so does our defense technology. And the latest evolution is network-embedded security.
- Generative AI: Leaders from AT&T’s Chief Data Office will cover how AI is changing the way we work and the growing importance of security measures in the rapidly evolving world of generative AI. The panel will examine real-world use cases demonstrating the transformative potential of generative AI in enhancing security systems, identifying vulnerabilities, and combating cyber threats.