AT&T To Host Educational Session on Digital Assets; Crypto too?

Paigambar Mohan Raj

While the crypto markets are registering some signs of recovery, AT&T is hosting an educational session on digital assets. With crypto taking center stage in finance technology, it is of no surprise that the world’s largest telecommunications company is taking a keen interest in the crypto ecosystem. The session is titled “Securing Your Digital Assets Today and Tomorrow.” It will be held on the 27th of July, at 01:00 PM Central Daylight Time.

Theresa Lanowitz, Digital Cybersecurity Communications at AT&T Business, and Jonathan Nguyen-Duy, Vice President & Field CISO at Fortinet, will hold the discussions.

Lanowitz, a software engineer, commands expertise in a wide spectrum of fields. She worked on the software development of the C-17 military transport aircraft. She is currently the head of evangelism at AT&T Business.

Nguyen, on the other hand, is an expert in complex network security. He is responsible for developing innovative solutions for digital transformation.

Will AT&T discuss crypto?

According to the event description, the discussion will surround digital security with regard to digital assets. However, it should be pointed out that the description does not mention crypto or NFTs (Non-fungible Tokens) by name.

Nonetheless, the even does mention the discussion of edge computing. Edge computing is a type of distributed computing. Edge computing processes data close to its point of origin. This enables greater speeds and larger volumes. This discussion of this technology could potentially also see overlaps with distributed ledger technology, which is an essential technical ground for crypto.

The discussion will also address the importance of security for innovation, and the convergence of network functions and security controls.

AT&T has had indirect brush-ins with the crypto industry. In 2018 the communications giant announced an array of blockchain-based services for its enterprise clients. The objective was to cut costs while increasing speed.

Additionally, AT&T is not the only communications company interested in the crypto space. Korean Mobile Telecommunications Services Corp (SK Telecom) announced a collaboration with Atomrigs Lab and AhnLab Blockchain Company. The objective is to provide a cryptocurrency wallet service that enables customers to store various kinds of digital assets.