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Landmark E-Business Event Invites Symantec to Address Security Of Electronic Commerce

Symantec Security Expert to Lead E-Business Security Session

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Nov. 30, 2000- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq; SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced Tim Mather, director of Information Security at Symantec Corp., is leading a session at the Business of E-Business Conference to be hosted December 4 - 6, 2000, in Las Vegas. The session titled, "Building an E-Business Security Framework," offers solutions to the challenges that face IT security and audit personnel in developing new e-business applications. The session will take place from 3:30 to 5:00 pm on Monday, December 4, 2000 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"As security threats increasingly challenge the integrity of e-business, IT and audit personnel must be prepared to handle any problems with their applications," said Mather. "This session will address the necessity of auditing existing applications for effective network-level, OS-level and application-level security, as well as e-business applications to protect and secure the e-business environment."

The Business of E-Business Conference is a leading industry event developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and MIS Training Institute. The conference addresses implementation and control of electronic commerce environments. The event offers strategies, tactics, techniques, and tips for addressing the financial operational, audit, and security challenges associated with e-business environments. Frontline practitioners, hands-on consultants, and savvy product specialists offer targeted tracks and classes on financial, business, audit, IT audit, and infrastructure.

Mather is Symantec's Director of Information Security, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). As director of information security, he is responsible for development of all information systems security policies, oversight of implementation of all security-related policies and procedures, and all information systems audit-related activities. Mather's experience also includes seven years in Washington, D.C. working on secure communications for a classified, national-level command, control, communication s, and intelligence (C4I) project, which involved both civilian and military departments and agencies. Mather holds master's degrees in National Security Studies from Georgetown University, and International Policy Studies from Monterey Institute of International Studies. He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

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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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