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AT&T Helps Community Based Care of Central Florida Protect the Most Vulnerable
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

AT&T Security Solutions Help Protect Against Child Identity Theft

ORLANDO, Fla., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Based Care (CBC) of Central Florida chose AT&T* to help protect their network and the personal information of the more than 3,000 children they serve each day. As the lead agency for child welfare services in the region, CBC services include foster care, adoption, mentoring and independent living. Personal data is collected and transferred across their network daily to effectively and efficiently support their core value - serving children and families. Recognizing the vast responsibility inherent to this process, they work to do everything possible to help protect the identity and privacy of their clients.

CBC serves the most vulnerable - children. Through no fault of their own, these children have entered the foster care system as a result of being abandoned, neglected or abused. CBC wanted to take steps to see to that the children in their system did not fall victim to another type of attack - a cyberattack.

When working remotely, case workers require the ability to input and update the information of the children in their charge. Without adequate security measures, sensitive/personal information may be more vulnerable to hackers and identity theft. In the case of children, identity theft can go undetected for years.

CBC is an AT&T Virtual Private Network (AVPN)/MPLS customer. Data can be transmitted between CBC's various entities or remotely from out in the field - without leaving their private network. However, this not for profit agency wanted to take their network security to the next level. By adding AT&T Cloud Web Security and AT&T Threat Manager Log Analysis, they have taken a proactive approach to help protect all layers of their network.

As a not for profit organization, the AT&T solutions have allowed CBC to manage their network in-house at a lower cost. They now have more visibility into suspicious activity and can work toward compliance with state and federal regulations for Protected Health Information (PHI).

"We take pride in two important areas: protecting children and being a nonprofit with a low 5 percent administrative expense," said Len Hartman, CFO, Community Based Care of Central Florida. "AT&T has helped us protect our kids from a digital attack at a cost within our budget," adds Mark Monn, MIS Director, Community Based Care of Central Florida. "While these children and youth are under our care, we are committed to protecting all aspects of their lives."

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. To learn how you can help Community Based Care bring awareness to this cause, visit www.MANicureMovement.com.

To learn more about AT&T Security Solutions, visit www.business.att.com/enterprise/Portfolio/cybersecurity/.

For more information about Community Based Care of Central Florida, visit www.protectandinspire.org.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About Community Based Care of Central Florida
As the lead nonprofit agency for overseeing foster care, adoption and other child welfare services in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, Community Based Care of Central Florida serves more than 3,000 children and their families. For more information, visit www.ProtectAndInspire.org, "like" Community Based Care of Central Florida on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CBCCFL or follow it on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CBCCFL.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We offer entertainment your way on the nation's best data network.* We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. And we offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.** We also help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

© 2017 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

(*)Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q2+Q3 2016 across 121 markets.

(**)Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; and voice roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/att-helps-community-based-care-of-central-florida-protect-the-most-vulnerable-300440883.html

SOURCE AT&T Inc.



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