The Telco Security Alliance announced new collaborative efforts designed to further enhance the ability to detect and eliminate threats from customer environments. Members of the alliance — AT&T, Singtel and Telefónica – are working together, continuously sharing the latest threat intelligence and indicators of compromise (IoCs) related to cybersecurity threats and global attack campaigns so they can help organizations remain resilient as the threat landscape evolves. We believe this to be the first-of-its-kind collaboration among telecommunication providers’ security organizations.
Telco Security Alliance threat intelligence is derived from multiple sources including anonymized data from alliance member security operations centers and security investigations. By pooling valuable information on new malware campaigns and indicators of compromise from ongoing attacks, our customers gain a more global and complete view of cybersecurity developments that may impact operations.
Joint threat intelligence sharing will allow our security analysts to take more proactive means to combat malicious activities. We will accomplish this by writing and pushing signatures for newly discovered malware and phishing campaigns across customer products and environments down to individual endpoints. The different feeds serving the threat intelligence instruments will utilize the AT&T Alien Labs® Open Threat Exchange® (OTX™) platform.
The Telco Security Alliance formed by AT&T, Etisalat, Singtel, SoftBank and Telefónica, is the first global security alliance between telecom operators. The alliance aims to improve each member’s ability to respond rapidly to cybersecurity threats. The Telco Security Alliance aims to help enterprises and government agencies address the growing threat of cyber-attacks and the evolving threat landscape. AT&T, Singtel and Telefónica are the first Telco Security Alliance members to participate in the threat intelligence sharing initiative but expansion to other members is planned.
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“Access to global actionable threat intelligence has become increasingly crucial as cyber threats traverse sovereign boundaries,” said Chng Tien San, Global Head of Alliances at Trustwave, a Singtel company. “Trustwave helps enterprises perform continuous threat detection and response, and we look forward to our continued collaboration with the Telco Security Alliance as we collectively help businesses embrace digital transformation securely.”
“Our customers demand us to deliver contextualized threat intelligence, delivering as many details as possible to reveal undetected attacks. By leveraging the Alliance members’ most relevant IoCs into one single platform, it will allow us to improve our detection and response, and the emerging playbooks will let our analysts focus on the analysis and investigations of the advanced threat defeating techniques,” said Sebastián García de Saint-Léger, Telco Sector manager at ElevenPaths, Telefónica’s cybersecurity unit.
“This relationship supports the global fight against cybercrime,” said Jaime Blasco, AVP of Product Development for AT&T Cybersecurity. “This initiative already proved valuable to AT&T’s visibility into current threats, and as we continue to work together, our focus is on utilizing this relationship to deliver better threat intelligence to our customers.”
About Trustwave, a Singtel company
Trustwave is a leading cybersecurity and managed security services provider that helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of managed security services, consulting and professional services, and data protection technology, Trustwave helps businesses embrace digital transformation securely. Trustwave is a Singtel company and the global security arm of Singtel, Optus and NCS, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit https://www.trustwave.com.
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world by market capitalization and number of customers with a comprehensive offering and quality of connectivity that is delivered over world class fixed, mobile and broadband networks. As a growing company it prides itself on providing a differential experience based both on its corporate values and a public position that defends customer interests.
The company has a significant presence in 14 countries and 346 million accesses around the world. Telefónica is a 100% listed company and its shares are traded on the Spanish Stock Market and on those in New York and Lima.
About AT&T Cybersecurity
AT&T Cybersecurity helps to reduce the complexity and cost of fighting cybercrime. Together, the power of the AT&T network, our SaaS-based solutions with advanced technologies including virtualization and actionable threat intelligence from AT&T Alien Labs® and the Open Threat Exchange® and our relationship with more than 40 best-of-breed vendors, accelerate your response to cybersecurity threats. Our experienced consultants and SOC analysts help manage your network transformation to reduce cybersecurity risk and overcome the skills gap. Our mission is to be your trusted advisor on your journey to cybersecurity resiliency, helping to make it safer for your business to innovate. For more information, visit https://cybersecurity.att.com/