CUPERTINO, Calif. -October 24, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security technology, today announced it has again been invited to join the U.S. delegation at the G-8 Government/Industry Workshop on Safety and Confidence in Cyberspace, to be held Oct. 24 through 26 in Berlin. Ron Moritz, senior vice president and chief technical officer at Symantec, will serve as one of only seven U.S. industry delegates to the conference. The G-8 conference offers a unique opportunity for international government and private sector representatives to meet to discuss ways to combat computer crime. Mortiz was also selected as a delegate to the first-ever G-8 government/industry conference, which convened in Paris in May 2000.
"The G-8 Berlin conference brings together an international delegation of public and private sector leaders who are focused on building the safest, most reliable environment for the growth of e-commerce," said Moritz. "Symantec is an active and leading participant in the pursuit of the identification and implementation of global solutions to securing cyberspace. Symantec will continue to contribute its expertise toward international endeavors such as the G-8 conference as well as provide the most comprehensive security strategies and solutions available for threats of today and tomorrow."
The G-8 conference in Berlin will continue discussions that began at the Paris conference, focusing on combating high-tech and computer-related crime and the exploitation of the Internet for criminal purposes-while respecting civil rights and the growth of electronic commerce. Dialogue will center on several key issues, including protecting electronic commerce and confidence in cyberspace through threat assessment and crime prevention. Delegates will also explore ways to enhance the ability to locate and identify criminals who abuse information technologies, and will share ideas on continuing to build productive relationships between government, the private sector, and other relevant parties.
Moritz is an Internet security expert with more than 16 years in the industry. He is a member of the U.S. delegation to the G-8 conference on safety and security in cyberspace and is a member of the binational information technology panel of U.S. - Israel Science and Technology Commission. He currently chairs the Common Content Inspection API interoperability standardization initiative for the security industry. 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. The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium has certified Moritz as an information systems security professional.
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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