Upskill U Launches Cybersecurity Series With AT&T

In the move to virtualized networks and cloud-based architectures, service providers face a turning point in their approach to securing the network. Attackers increasingly launch advanced threats from within the network, and operators must re-examine traditional network strategies to take full advantage of software-defined networking (SDN) elements that intelligently adapt to security threats.

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Starting Wednesday, Upskill U kicks off a new series on cybersecurity to examine how CSPs and data centers can re-define security strategies in the age of virtualization. Expert lecturers from AT&T, Tata Communications, Arbor Networks and Princeton University will address changing security threats, proactive measures to improve network security, the benefits of using open source software to advance security, and more.

AT&T's Rita Marty kicks off the series on Cybersecurity at Upskill U.
AT&T's Rita Marty kicks off the series on Cybersecurity at Upskill U.

Tune in to Upskill U for these exciting lectures in the Security series:

  • Securing a Virtual World (Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1:00 p.m. ET): Rita Marty, Executive Director, Mobility & Cloud Security, Chief Security Office, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) will look at how protecting a virtual network differs from securing a traditional network, and examine the fundamental technical and mindset changes service providers must make as they prepare for virtualized networks.
  • Security: Evolving the Data Center (Friday, Oct. 21, 1:00 p.m. ET): Rasool Kareem Irfan, Head, Telecom & Infrastructure Security Practice, Tata Communications Ltd. Transformation Services, addresses how data center security can evolve alongside network transformation and meet stringent security compliances and audits.
  • Security: Tackling DDoS (Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1:00 p.m. ET): Gary Sockrider, Principal Security Technologist, Arbor Networks , examines how businesses can adopt DDoS countermeasures and redesign their network topology to protect their assets.
  • Security: The Plusses and Minuses of Open Source Software (Friday, Oct. 28, 1:00 p.m. ET): Nick Feamster, Acting Director, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University , explains both the risks and benefits open source software presents to security measures.

While security threats are rapidly changing, service providers have unprecedented access to dynamic security control with advances in machine learning in the era of virtualization. Take advantage of Upskill U's live courses to ask expert speakers your toughest cybersecurity questions, and harness the skills you need to keep pace with shifting security threats. Register today for Upskill U's Security series and I'll see you on the chat boards! (See Upskill U Curriculum Calendar)

— Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, editor, Upskill U

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