December 15, 2019 | Sam Bocetta

Should cities pay a ransomware demand?

UPDATE: In a “ripped from the headlines” moment, we have real world confirmation of the growing risk discussed in this article. Breaking news over the weekend revealed that both the city of New Orleans and New Jersey's largest hospital network are in the midst of dealing with serious ransomware attacks. When you hear about data breaches…

December 13, 2019 | Blade Soriano

How to Prepare to Take the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) Exam

My whole career, I’ve always wanted to gear it towards information security. I’m always looking for ways to improve my skills in penetration testing. My hunger for knowledge and my odd craving for challenges that push me to my limits have remained insatiable. Proving something to me is important, as are establishing my InfoSec credentials. Those…

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December 12, 2019 | Joe Gray

Which security certification is for you (if any)

It is hard to look at an information security job posting without seeing some certifications desired. Some make sense and others not so much. I have looked at junior helpdesk positions asking for CISSP, and some of the roles at some of the most respected companies do not ask for any certifications. There are some certifications that in having them…

December 10, 2019 | Shannon Brewster

Rising to the challenge of delivering more secure elections

As efforts to modernize and digitize outdated and aging elections infrastructure take hold across the U.S., the demand for a revolutionized approach to cybersecurity has become an increasing imperative.  Democratic nations rely on public trust in the integrity of their institutions and in a republic with the guiding principles of government “of the people, by the people…

November 22, 2019 | Tawnya Lancaster

5G is coming, are you prepared?

5G technologies and networks are bringing exciting new possibilities for the enterprise. Many organizations are taking a proactive stance by anticipating the security requirements that will come with the new technology. Given the multifaceted nature of 5G and security, it’s critical for organizations to understand the magnitude of this undertaking.  You can check out a recent blog…

November 21, 2019 | Andrew King

Why CJIS mobile compliance might be easier than you think

Guest blog By Andrew King, AT&T Global Account Director, MobileIron Although we just wrapped up National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, security professionals never take a break — because cybercriminals don’t either. That’s especially true for folks who work in law enforcement. Every day they are on the front lines helping to protect…

November 19, 2019 | Kim Crawley

The surprising truth about cybersecurity and autism

This is a guest blog by Kim Crawley. I’ve worked in cybersecurity for about a decade, but I’ve been autistic for my entire life. Careers usually start in adulthood, but autism is something children are born with. And contrary to what some people assume, autism doesn’t disappear at age 18. Autism is for life. Unfortunately,…

November 18, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

How website security and SEO are intimately connected

Learning how to optimize your website can be a challenge. At one time, it was only about figuring out what Google wanted, which was largely keywords. Now, it’s much more complex. Google is focused on not only delivering high-quality, relevant search results, but also on protecting people from malware and unscrupulous websites. Not only that, a hack of…

November 14, 2019 | Todd Waskelis

Cybersecurity: top of mind Q and A

I really enjoy Shira Rubinoff's videos, and captured one of them in case you prefer reading to watching videos. Please find snippets of this commentary in the AT&T Cybersecurity video series with Shira Rubinoff interviewing me recently. Episode #6 - @attcyber Video Series With @twaskelis AVP @attcyber Discuscussing:Issues we are facing in #CyberSecurity today Full video��https:/…

November 13, 2019 | Sam Bocetta

The future job market for cybersecurity professionals

If you work in IT – and even if you don’t – you’re probably aware of the huge shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Most companies are desperate for analysts trained to protect their valuable data from theft. On the surface, then, the future of the job market for cybersecurity seems bright. Look a little deeper, though, and…

November 12, 2019 | Bob Covello

Can Google now guess your password in under 4 minutes?

In a recent story that appeared on multiple news sites, as well as the Google AI Blog, it was announced that Google has achieved “Quantum Supremacy” with its 54-Qubit processor, named “Sycamore”.  This is a monumental leap forward in computing capabilities.  (Yes, I had to resist calling it a quantum leap forward, because that…

November 11, 2019 | Theresa Lanowitz

AT&T Cybersecurity Insights™ Report: Security at the Speed of 5G

While some enterprises appear to be getting an early jump on the security implications of 5G, many are struggling with the implications to the business and the changing security model.  This is based on a survey AT&T Cybersecurity conducted with 451 Research of 704 cybersecurity professionals in North America, India, Australia and UK in August - September 2019. Participating organizations…

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