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Symantec's Chief Technical Officer Address Comdex Israel on the Evolution and Increase of Cyber Threats

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Sept. 25, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security technology today announced Ron Moritz, senior vice president and chief technical officer at Symantec Corp., is leading a keynote session at Comdex Israel, being held at the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center in Tel Aviv from Sept. 26 – 28. Moritz will address the challenges of security in a connected world and will share insight and information vital to safe, secure and productive systems in organizations large or small.

"The growth of the high-tech industry into the global marketplace will require Israeli and international IT professionals to understand the severity of cyber attacks and the effect of cyber crime on the productivity of their businesses," Moritz said. "The keynote session will educate participants on assessing the real costs of hacks, viruses, malicious code, and other security issues that keep CEOs, CIOs, and IT executives up at night."

Comdex Israel 2000 is an exclusive event highlighting an international IT and computer exhibition, featuring the elite of Israel's high tech industry as well as the global leaders in multimedia, e-commerce, and service providers. The event offers conferences and professional seminars addressing the latest technology innovations, applications, and security issues of the marketplace. Top executives and IT decision makers join thousands of global IT developers, purchasers and decision-makers are expected to attend the international high-technology event.

Moritz is senior vice president and chief technical officer at Symantec Corp., where he leads Symantec's Core Technology group, leveraging the company's investment in research and development. An Internet security expert with 15 years' technical experience, Moritz is responsible for building on Symantec's existing research infrastructure to address the growing number of security issues facing the industry. An established expert in Internet security, Moritz presently serves as a member of the U.S. delegation to the G8 conference on safety and security in cyberspace. He has published and presented numerous papers on a variety of security topics including mobile code security, Web browser security, security and electronic commerce, and computer ethics and privacy. In addition, he is one of a select group of CISSPs, information systems security professionals certified by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium. Moritz attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland where he earned master's degrees in engineering and business administration and his bachelor's degree in mathematics.

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