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Everyday AT&T Sees 30 Billion Malicious Scans by Cyber Attackers


June 13, 2016 – Incident response is a core part of AT&T’s operation as a network provider. Every single day we see around 30 billion malicious scans – where attackers are probing for vulnerabilities – and 400 million spam messages on our global IP network. In fact, we block 5 billion malicious scans and 200,000 malware events that are targeted specifically to us every day.


So what can businesses do to help protect themselves from cyberthreats? That’s exactly what a Cybersecurity Insights Reportmade available for free today by AT&T, seeks to address. Our latest report aims to help businesses define the right stakeholders and processes necessary to plan for business continuity in the event of a breach.


Following are a few tips from the free report – to ensure that businesses can react quickly and limit damage:

·         Invest in prevention and detection technologies to defend against day-today attacks

·         Build a response team that includes all key internal stakeholders, from the C-suite to first responders

·         Have a clear plan for the first 24 hours after breach detection

·         Conduct regular tabletop exercises

·         Establish protocols with your service providers on breach response

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