DALLAS, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* announced today it has been recognized by the National Association of Counties (NACo) for its work to promote cyber security public-private partnerships with local county governments.
At NACo's annual legislative conference, AT&T was honored with the association's 2013 Award for Corporate Excellence, recognizing the company's work and support for advancing NACo's efforts on cyber security, serving as a member of the association's Cybersecurity Task Force and supporting on-going education efforts with their members.
Shortly after being installed as NACo President, Chris Rodgers, commissioner, Douglas County, Neb., sought to highlight cyber security as a critical issue affecting counties. "AT&T has been a valued asset in NACo's efforts to start a dialogue on cyber security with our members, helping raise the level of awareness," said Rodgers. "Our work has only begun and we look forward to AT&T's continued involvement and leadership on this issue."
Dedicated AT&T security experts assist state and local governments to implement best practices in cybersecurity policy and governance to protect their critical networks and the privacy of their constituents.
"Cybersecurity remains a complex challenge for local governments, requiring a collaborative effort between industry and government leaders," said Chris Roy, AT&T Vice President, Government and Education Western U.S. Client Group and member of the NACo Cybersecurity Task Force. "We're honored by NACo's recognition of our efforts and remain committed to this crucial public-private relationship."
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About NACo The National Association of Counties, the only national organization that represents county governments in the U.S., provides essential services to the nation's 3,069 counties. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers
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