Network security used to be one of the topics least talked-about openly by major telcos. Times have changed though, with telcos offering managed security services and fielding large teams of network security experts in order to leverage this expertise as premium revenue-generating services.
Verizon has been aggressive expanding it security offerings into new regions. Meanwhile, AT&T network security chief, Ed Amoroso, this week joined the chorus of folks warning that network security attacks are only getting more intelligent and varied. Amoroso warned that the "Pearl Harbor" of network security attacks is still possible if companies don't protect their networks. That's one way to sell security services.