ETech – Getting Cooties Out of Your Data

Kevin Kealy, AT&T Labs
SPAM is really self replicating organisms. Toothing (local area spamming for Bluetooth). SPIT – Spam of Internet telephony. The more hacks there are, the worse the network gets. AT&T labs is trying to do about things like this. Plumbing analogy–your public utility handles separating the good and bad that you consume or send through the plumbing of your house. They’re effectively trying to create virtual bleach for the network. Later this year AT&T will throw away their firewalls to really start to develop and put their software through the ultimate test–protecting a real corporate network. The intelligence lives in the internal network to handle malware. More details from him will come in a talk later in the conference (that unfortunately I won’t make).