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AT&T Director, Security Services And Technology Steve Hurst Named Vice Chair Of National Association of Counties Cyber Security Committee

OAKTON, Va., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T Business Solutions (ABS), a division of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced Steve Hurst, AT&T Director, Security Services and Technology, has been named by the National Association of Counties (NACo) as Vice Chair of NACo's Cyber Security Committee.  Founded in 1935, NACo represents the nation's 3,069 counties with a unified voice before the federal government.

Hurst, who holds Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and TruSecure International Computer Security Association (TICSA) accreditations, joined AT&T in 1999.  "A few short years ago cyber security was seen as a somewhat peripheral issue, especially by people who weren't directly involved in enterprise networking.  However cyber security could hardly be more mainstream today," Hurst said.  "I'm looking very forward to the work my colleagues on the NACo Cyber Security Committee and I will be undertaking and the contributions we can make."

The importance of fostering public-private partnerships to promote cyber security awareness and education has been a focus of NACo under the leadership of Immediate Past President Chris Rodgers.  Rodgers identified cyber security as a major initiative in his term; the first of the 'Big Seven' state and local government organizations to highlight this critical issue.  "I'm looking forward to working with Steve and the NACo Cyber Security Committee as we continue to advance this critical mission," said Rodgers, Commissioner of Douglas County, Neb., who will also chair NACo's Cyber Security Committee.

In addition to Hurst and Rodgers, the NACo Cyber Security Committee will be comprised of representatives of the private and public sectors including the Department of Homeland Security, the Center for Internet Security, as well as a variety of state and county legislators.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

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