CUPERTINO, Calif. - June 19, 2000 - Symantec Corp., (Nasdaq: SYMC) a world leader in Internet security technology, announced its principal engineer, Char Sample, will lead a one-day workshop today on the topic, "Security from the Inside Out: System Engineering for Security Systems" at the USENIX Annual Technical Conference in San Diego, June 18 - 23.
"Determining how much security is needed and where to apply those security measures is always a concern for enterprise organizations planning, implementing, or evaluating their systems," Sample said. "In this day-long workshop, we will provide IT administrators, technicians and engineers with the information they need to design effective security systems."
Now in its 25th year, USENIX brings together system administrators, engineers, scientists, and technicians for problem solving, innovation, and research. The USENIX Annual Technical Conference is a gathering place for computer industry professionals and serves as a forum for discussion of the most advanced information on computer system development.
Sample is a principal engineer for Symantec's Core Technology Group and has more than 15 years of experience in the industry. Sample was one of the original five engineers on the Gauntlet project at Trusted Information Systems. She has installed and integrated more than 200 firewalls and has deployed e-commerce solutions, developed and delivered training for a variety of organizations, and served as a speaker for various industry security conferences. Sample holds a BS in Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh and a MS in Systems Management, Capitol College.
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content security solutions to individuals and companies. The company is a leading provider of anti-virus protection, Internet content and e-mail filtering, and mobile code detection technologies to enterprise customers. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in more than 24 countries.
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