Be Prepared: Ensuring Data Safety During AT&T's Next Outage

FRESNO, California – Cody Sarhan, Communications Specialist

 In the early hours of a seemingly ordinary Thursday morning, AT&T customers across the United States experienced widespread service disruptions. The outages affected major cities across the country and left over 70,000 Americans without network service.

The Federal Communications Commission, alongside the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, launched an investigation into the incident, highlighting the severity and potential implications of the disruption.

“The bottom line is we don’t have all the answers,” Kirby told reporters on Thursday when asked about the cause of the outage.

This network outage comes just days after another massive AT&T outage leaving small businesses unable to process credit card transactions, bringing their business to a halt.

While AT&T has restored the majority of its services and believes that the Feb 22nd outage was not the result of a cybersecurity incident, the situation has raised alarms. Kirby emphasized the government’s commitment to understanding the root cause of the outage, stating, “We’re going to look at this really hard.”

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities inherent in our networks and the ever-present threat of cyberattacks.

Preparing Your Small Business for the Next Outage

While AT&T’s network disruptions were not attributed to a cyberattack, the incident is a wake-up call for small businesses and the general public. It underscores the critical need for robust cybersecurity measures, regular data backups, and comprehensive disaster recovery plans. The security of your data is not just a matter of convenience but of economic stability for your business.

Learn more: How Xobee can safeguard your business data from the next outage

Xobee Networks: Your Partner in Cybersecurity

Xobee Networks offers comprehensive technology solutions tailored to meet the needs of businesses seeking to fortify their cyber defenses. Our services include advanced virus and spam protection, cloud hosting solutions, backup redundancies, and data restoration services. By partnering with Xobee, businesses can be better prepared in the face of major outages or cyberattacks.

For more information on how to protect you and your business, contact one of our highly skilled technicians today.

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Cody Sarhan | Communications Specialist, Xobee Networks

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