Program Participant

Program Participant

Al DiGabriele

SVP, Product & Marketing, Hibernia Networks
USA

Mr. DiGabriele brings over 22 years of experience in the global telecom industry to the Hibernia Networks team where he serves as the Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing. At Hibernia Networks, he is responsible for driving the overall product strategy and profitability, product expansion and development roadmap, and Hibernia Networks’ go-to-market approach.

Mr. DiGabriele has held a number of senior level leadership roles in product, marketing, finance, sales, commercial development and business development throughout the years. Prior to joining Hibernia Networks, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Pricing at Windstream Communications. Prior experience includes Vice President of Commercial and Offer Development at Level3 Communications, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Global Crossing and Vice President of Product Management at Global Crossing. Mr. DiGabriele began his career at AT&T.

Mr. DiGabriele earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Duke University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Simon School at the University of Rochester.

You can find Al DiGabriele in:

Topical Session 9: Cybersecurity in Telecom
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
15.30–16.45

Proceedings:

Cable Security in 2016 and Beyond

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Abstract

2014 cyberattack statistics are staggering:

  • 317 million new pieces of malware were created
  • Nearly 1 million new threats were released each day
  • 5 out of 6 large companies were targeted by cybercriminals

Source: Symantec Corporation, as presented by CBS News, July 9, 2015

Bandwidth needs are growing exponentially with fiber network and subsea cable capacity constantly increasing to keep up with the demand. Not only do these networks serve as the Internet and communications backbone of our society, but they are also trusted to transport highly sensitive data that is government, personal, financial and medical in nature – and the target of cybersecurity attacks.

As demand for network capacity grows, the issue of security cannot be overlooked. New defenses and strategies are needed as security threats increase and diversify. What are telecom providers doing now and what needs to happen to protect data in the future?

Omar Altaji, CCO of Hibernia Networks, would like to propose this important topic for conversation and explore the current issues, new opportunities in 2016 and beyond, the obstacles/challenges and what needs to happen in the coming years.

Upon approval, Hibernia Networks can lead the effort in gathering an elite group of c-level executives to join the roundtable and provide their unique insight on the topic with PTC’s review and approval.

Potential Discussion Topics:

  • Why should cybersecurity be on every leaders agenda?
  • How will telecom providers anticipate and prevent cyberattacks?
  • How will cybersecurity threats – and defenses – evolve?
  • What are the emerging technologies to enhance network security?
  • After detection and alerting, how can telecom providers minimize exposure?
  • Should telecom providers take a more active role in preventing cyber breaches or is it the responsibility of all of those involved?

How does peering and redundancy play into this?

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  • CITIC Telecom International
  • Biznet
  • CenturyLink
  • Colt Technology Services
  • Shaw Business
  • Comcast Wholesale
  • China Telecom
  • MegaSys
  • Harris
  • Verizon Wholesale
  • China Unicom Global Limited
  • BTI Systems
  • Paul Hastings
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Vodafone
  • REDCOM
  • Arbor Networks
  • Wolfe
  • PCCW Global
  • Telus
  • ATLANTIC-ACM
  • Infinera
  • CoreSite
  • TNZI
  • Digital Realty
  • World Hub Communications Limited
  • Ciena
  • GTT
  • Telstra
  • Lumen Networks
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