Posted by: AT&T Blog Team on February 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm
The following may be attributed to AT&T’s Executive Vice President of Federal Relations Tim McKone:
“Cybersecurity is a critically important issue for American consumers, businesses and the overall U.S. economy. AT&T supports the ‘Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act,’ bi-partisan legislation which provides legal certainty for the sharing of information on cyber threats as a part of an effective cyber-defense strategy. We commend Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger for their thoughtful leadership on this issue of vital concern. As the legislation progresses, we look forward to continuing to work with Chairman Rogers, the entire Committee and the Administration on this essential endeavor.”
Posted by: Bob Quinn on March 22, 2012 at 11:56 am
Today, the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) issued their recommendations to the FCC on several issues related to cybersecurity including: DNSSEC implementation practices for ISPs; secure Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) deployment; and botnet remediation. As we noted a few weeks ago, keeping the Internet safe for consumers to browse, transact business and communicate is an important objective not only for AT&T but any other business that operates online.
As the Chairman noted in his statement, finding solutions is going to take participation from more than just ISPs and needs to include entities from across the entire Internet ecosystem. For example, DNSSEC is predicated upon a chain of trust across the Internet. While the DNSSEC report recommends that ISPs make their DNS recursive nameservers DNSSEC-aware, it also recommends that key industry segments such as banking, healthcare and others sign their respective domains and that software developers, such as web-browser developers, study how and when to incorporate DNSSEC validation functions into their software. Also, the botnet report anticipates a significant role for other Internet ecosystem participants, including but not limited to security software vendors, operating system developers, end user-focused organizations and providers of Internet content, applications and services.
Posted by: AT&T Blog Team on March 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm
The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:
“We commend the Senators for introducing the Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act, and for their leadership in addressing a critically important issue for the U.S. economy.
“Successfully combating cyber threats ensures businesses can operate on the Internet and consumers can do their business online safely and securely.
“Cybersecurity is a complex challenge, requiring a collective and collaborative effort from everyone in the Internet industry and government. As the legislative process moves forward, we will continue to work with the Congress and others to keep consumers and businesses safe from cyber threats.”