Ed Amoroso is chief information security officer for AT&T, a position he has held since 1999. His 20-year career at AT&T has been focused exclusively on information security, with a particular focus on security programs with AT&T's federal government clients. Ed helped build the first secure UNIX operating system at Bell Labs and was the lead for trusted software security development on the Strategic Defense Initiative. Ed had lead responsibility for real time security protection of the White House Y2K Information Coordination Center.
Ed is currently responsible for real-time protection of AT&T's vast network infrastructure and business enterprise environment. This includes responsibility for security architecture, real time incident response, security patch management, anti-virus processing, Sarbanes-Oxley security compliance, security policy requirements and enforcement, public key infrastructure, intrusion detection, and other related security activities. Ed's team is also responsible for designing, building, and supporting all of AT&T's award-winning managed and professional security services, including Network-Based Security, Internet Protect, and DDOS Defense.
Ed is the author of three textbooks and dozens of articles on information security. He is the 1999 winner of the AT&T Labs Technology Medal and an adjunct professor of Computer Science at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Ed holds the MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology and a BS degree in Physics from Dickinson College. He is a 2000 graduate of the Columbia Senior Executive Program. His work has been prominently featured in several major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal.
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