AT&T Cybersecurity

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Keeping kids safe online

As we all know by now, the Internet is an excellent tool for business, learning, and entertainment. Not only is it a tool, but it's also an essential part of our lives. Information, connections, and opportunities at the touch or swipe of a finger. As more and more people go online, the age of the average user becomes lower and lower. What is the responsibility we have to safeguard the wellbeing of those that come after us into this new digital age?

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Stories from the SOC- SSH Brute Force Authentication Attempt

Ervin McBride IV – TDP Engineer II contributed to this article. Stories from the SOC is a blog series that describes recent real-world security incident investigations conducted and reported by the AT&T SOC analyst team for AT&T Managed Threat Detection and Response customers.

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Threat hunting explained

The process of threat hunting involves proactively searching for malware or attackers that are hiding within a network. Rather than simply relying on security solutions or services to detect threats, threat hunting is a predictive element to a layered security strategy, empowering organizations to go on the offensive looking for threats.

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Top Cybersecurity threats For seniors

There are around 39.5 million people in the U.S. aged over 65, and a high percentage of them, particularly women (nearly 40%) live alone. Living alone makes seniors more reliant on technology, which can be a savior (think Zoom, Skype and other communication-centered technology) as well as a threat (from phishing to fake antivirus software and bitcoin scams). Are seniors more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, and if so, what can be done to reduce their risks?

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How malware mimics the spread of COVID-19

It’s a weird time to be alive. Millions of people globally are living under government lockdowns, as we collectively endure the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has brought to light some fundamental truths about humanity, including our deep-seated need for social interactions. It has also highlighted how reliant we are on critical infrastructure like our healthcare systems and internet connections, both of which are currently strained.

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Stories from the SOC - System compromise with lateral movement

Stories from the SOC is a blog series that describes recent real-world security incident investigations conducted and reported by the AT&T SOC analyst team for AT&T Managed Threat Detection and Response customers. Malicious network traffic from foreign IPs was observed trying to establish communication to a compromised internal system.

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Disruption on the horizon

Innovations in technology have been a prime agent for disruption throughout much of human history. Advancements in materials science gave English archers, with their superior longbows, the advantage over the French in many conflicts during the Hundred Years War; such as the Battle of Agincourt. In the late 2000’s, the music industry was forced to reinvent itself in the face of changing consumer consumption models as a result of technological advancements or become irrelevant.

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The importance and security concerns of staying connected during the COVID-19 pandemic

Unsplash The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe has effectively put a stop to the bulk of face-to-face interactions. With social distancing and shelter in place orders in effect, people are stuck at home and relying on the Internet as not only a tool for communication and entertainment but as their only way to earn money during this hectic and uncertain time.

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Why cybersecurity In the healthcare sector needs improvement

A recent attack on a hospital in Brno, Czech Republic (a COVID-19 testing center)ehowed the extent to which weaknesses in a health center’s cybersecurity system can endanger the lives of patients. During this attack, patients had to be redirected to other hospitals and vital surgeries were postponed - all during a time in which vital testing needed to be carried out and releases needed to be sped up. A study published in the journal Technological Health Care by CS Kruse et al.