What Every CEO Needs to Know About Cybersecurity

Decoding the Adversary

AT&T Cybersecurity Insights | Volume 1

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Introduction

Outsider Threats

Insider Threats

Moving Forward

Business leader,

Welcome to the inaugural issue of AT&T Cybersecurity Insights, a comprehensive look at our analysis and findings from deep inside AT&T's network operations groups, outside research firms, and network partners. This first issue, “Decoding the Adversary,” focuses on whether or not you and your board of directors are doing enough to protect against cyber threats.

Security is not simply a CIO, CSO, or IT department issue. Breaches, leaked documents, and cybersecurity attacks impact stock prices and competitive edge. It is a responsibility that must be shared amongst all employees, and CEOs and board members must proactively mitigate future challenges.

This first report is intended to help strengthen your cybersecurity management and awareness. It provides insights into current threats, evolving technological and operational challenges, and offers suggestions to help you initiate improvements in your organization, including:

  • Enforce an action plan to ensure there's a consistent risk assessment process in place
  • Better understand what data is leaving your company and why you might be a target for an attack
  • Ensure clear understanding of which board committee is responsible for security
  • Determine if your security team has necessary resources to protect against a breach

AT&T is committed to helping you understand where threats originate and how to formulate a business strategy for today's fast-evolving security environment. Future reports will cover topics including the Internet of Things, mobile devices, virtualized security, and other emerging trends. We will also publish ongoing and timely cybersecurity news and insights on our Security Resource Center (securityresourcecenter.att.com).

Thank you for the opportunity to share our leadership, knowledge, and experience in security with you.

John Donovan
Senior Executive Vice President
AT&T Technology and Operations

AT&T is committed to helping you understand where threats originate and how to formulate a business strategy for today's fast-evolving security environment.