Every day the cybersecurity landscape changes. Each new device connected to the network presents a new target for attackers that needs to be secured, and each new social media post creates new cyber risks. At AT&T, we analyze the traffic on our network 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year at our 8 global security operations centers to help understand and identify the latest emerging threats.
Network traffic growth trends are outpacing the ability to keep up with the traditional, hardware-centric network model. To meet future network traffic needs and give our customers more control of their network services, AT&T is moving to a software-centric network model.
AT&T’s Indigo network of the future is all about bundling multiple network services and capabilities into a constantly evolving and improving platform powered by data.
Our AT&T ECOMP software code and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) are merging to create the new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project at the Linux Foundation. AT&T is opening up not just the software code for third- party operators, developers and other groups, but also information like documentation and educational videos.
The communications sector has a long history of working cooperatively and productively with the federal government to prevent and respond to cybersecurity breaches. Despite the success of this public-private partnership model, some advocate for imposing rigid cybersecurity regulations on the industry. This would be a mistake.
Policymakers should clarify and streamline the role of government in cybersecurity, strengthen existing public-private partnerships, address international cybersecurity challenges, and drive adoption of new technologies to enhance cyber resiliency.
This diagram illustrates how your privacy protections for the same information may differ depending on what type of company interacts with your data.
By 2020, mobile data traffic in the U.S. will be equivalent to six times the volume of the entire U.S. internet in 2005. In the future, innovative devices and services will require faster connection speeds and more data. This means U.S. broadband networks must keep pace as consumer demands change.
The telecom industry used to spend years developing switches, routers, and other physical gear to run our network. Today that model is unsustainable. AT&T is moving to a Software Defined Network (SDN). We are becoming a software company.