AT&T*, a leader in managed cloud based security, today announced the availability of the AT&T SureSealSM Security Certified Program, designed to assess an enterprise’s information security program or critical business components and certify that they meet industry standards.
Completion of the AT&T SureSealSM Security Certified Program requires compliance with open and published standards taken directly from regulatory requirements and industry standards. These standards are generally accepted in the industry, and AT&T openly shares the standards and assessment techniques with customers.
“Successful business leaders know a critical step in growing strong and long-lasting customer relationships is building trust,” said Todd Waskelis, Vice President, Security Consulting Services, AT&T Consulting Solutions. “With the AT&T SureSealSM Security Certified Program, an enterprise can now communicate through a credible and impartial third party like AT&T the many important steps they’ve taken to protect their critical infrastructure and their customers’ private data.”
The AT&T SureSealSM Security Certified Program process includes two key phases:
- The assessment phase consists of a detailed analysis of a business’ networks and data flow. Typically, this phase is performed through documentation reviews, interviews and technical analysis.
- Once a business or organization has successfully achieved compliance with the selected standards, it is certified for a period of one year, renewable annually. Once certified, businesses can generate reports for auditors, regulators and other parties and also secure access to the full Certification Assessment Report, which details all regulations and standards that are evaluated, along with all findings.
Failure to meet compliance requirements can result in increased audits, penalties, transaction costs and lower revenues for an enterprise. The AT&T SureSealS Security Certified Program offers a single-service approach to assess the security posture of a business. The certification program also provides impartial third-party credibility for organizations that want to communicate that their information security program follows best practices.
"We were pleased with the thorough review of our processes and procedures by the very knowledgeable consultants at AT&T,” said Valerie Riley, spokesperson Info Tech, Inc., an AT&T customer. “The meticulous work of the AT&T Security Consulting and risk management team is the real value behind the certification."
AT&T delivers a suite of security, business continuity and Consulting services to help assess vulnerabilities, protect infrastructure, detect attacks and respond to suspicious activities and events on customer premises and in the network cloud. More information on AT&T’s managed security offerings can be found at www.att.com/security.