AT&T Cybersecurity Rebranded as LevelBlue in Joint Venture

AT&T’s cybersecurity business has rebranded as LevelBlue, a new standalone venture aiming to simplify cybersecurity for organisations

AT&T's cybersecurity business unit has officially rebranded as LevelBlue, a new standalone managed cybersecurity services company. The joint venture between AT&T and investment firm WillJam Ventures was announced at the RSA Conference 2024 in San Francisco, with AT&T retaining a minority ownership stake and board representation in the new entity.

One of the world’s leading Managed Security Service Providers, AT&T Cybersecurity provides monitoring, investigation, and incident response services. Now as LevelBlue, it aims to provide strategic cybersecurity services to meet the evolving security needs of businesses as technologies like AI and cloud computing create a more dynamic threat landscape. With over 1,000 global employees, the company offers a comprehensive portfolio including managed security services, cybersecurity consulting, threat intelligence, and continuous security operations centre (SOC) support.

“Today’s rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape requires organisations to leverage expert resources for continuous protection against emerging threats,” says Bob McCullen, Chairman and CEO of LevelBlue and Managing Partner at WillJam Ventures. “LevelBlue’s comprehensive technology and service portfolio simplifies cybersecurity for businesses that fuel our global economy. With cyber threats making headlines daily and impacting businesses of all sizes, LevelBlue’s experienced team and always-on services make governance, planning, resource allocation, and innovation easier than ever – without sacrificing security.”

Joint venture to help stay ahead of evolving cyber threats

The rebranding marks AT&T's transition to a minority ownership stake in LevelBlue while still retaining board representation. Rick Welday, AT&T's EVP of Enterprise Markets, highlighted the venture's role in helping AT&T stay ahead of cyber threats and foster innovation in cybersecurity. “As we continue to embed more security capabilities into our core network, this venture simultaneously allows us to stay one step ahead of evolving cyber threats and foster innovation in the cybersecurity space. We look forward to the opportunities and capabilities LevelBlue brings to the market.”

Services offered by Levelblue will include:

  • Cybersecurity Consulting Services: LevelBlue’s consulting services offer ongoing, always-on assessment, planning, and advisory through its experienced consulting team. The team, holding an average of 15 years’ experience in cybersecurity, helps organisations benchmark and identify top cybersecurity priorities, design secure dynamic computing environments, transform networks to optimise security, identify areas of cyber risk proactively, and prescribe preventative tactics to protect critical assets.
  • Managed Security Services: Through LevelBlue’s managed services, organisations can simplify their security needs by offering their team strategic extensions to help deliver greater insights, identify costs and complexities associated with business outcomes, adapt and scale as business evolves, and extend traditionally resource-constrained security teams for more insight.
  • Threat Intelligence: LevelBlue proactively identifies threats and accelerates threat detection and response through its threat intelligence platform, enriched by machine learning and security expertise. This platform is backed by the Open Threat Exchange (OTX), a community of over 235,000 security professionals who submit more than 20 million threat indicators daily.
  • Ongoing SOC and Service Support: Operating across four global SOCs and three global Network Operations Centers (NOCs), LevelBlue’s managed services are always on and monitored 24/7/365. LevelBlue works with best-of-breed vendors to offer comprehensive analytics, reporting capabilities, and unmatched service support.

According to Christina Richmond of Richmond Advisory Group: “Cybersecurity complexity continues to increase. Organisations of all sectors and sizes need help from trusted third-party advisors on their journey to cyber resiliency. Innovation for the future is critical, including both business innovation to deliver better outcomes and cybersecurity services innovation to ensure security is prioritised and managed end-to-end.”


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