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Symantec Internet Security Expert Addresses Web Defense Summit

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Aug. 8, 2000 - Symantec Corporation, a world leader in Internet security technology, announced today one of its chief architects, Char Sample, will present at the Web Defense Summit in Bethesda, Maryland, August 8-10. Sample offers her expertise on the topic, "Security in a Connected World... What Every CEO, CIO, and IT Executive Should Know About Security."

"The exponential growth of online business has resulted in vulnerabilities to consumer and enterprise network systems," Sample said. "Those who acknowledge the impact of the Internet on security and productivity are the leaders who will find and promote protective and business enabling solutions for their organizations."

The Web Defense Summit addresses senior-level executive concerns with online and network security. The event will educate corporate leaders on the steps to protect and ensure productive work environments within their organizations. During Sample's presentation on "Security in a Connected World," beginning at 1:45 p.m. today, she will discuss current threats in the IT environment, criteria for implementing a safe network, and steps for developing an effective security program to protect today's progressive companies.

Sample is a chief architect for Symantec Research Labs and has more than 15 years of experience in the industry. Sample's expertise includes firewall installation, deployment of e-commerce solutions, implementation of organizational training, and a history of conference presentations on the topic of Internet security. Sample holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in systems management at Capitol College.

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