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Symantec Expert to Present the Top 10 Internet Security Threats at Ebusiness World Expo

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Aug. 7, 2001-Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet Security, today announced that Vincent Weafer, senior director of the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center, will speak at the eBusiness World Expo on Wednesday, August 8, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC. Weafer will discuss the top 10 Internet security threats that companies face and how users can take precautions to remain protected without sacrificing the efficiency of their e-business activities.

In his keynote, Weafer will discuss the latest vulnerabilities and how they relate to recent attacks, such as the Sircam virus and the Code Red worm. He will also go over the security threats defined by the latest CSI/FBI study and break down their root causes and how to overcome them.

Vincent Weafer is responsible for the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center. His mission is to advance the research into new computer malware threats and provide the most trusted and rapid anti-virus, intrusion and vulnerability response, real-time alerting, content solutions, research and analysis. His team has also been responsible for the development of key anti-virus technologies such as Symantec's Bloodhound, Striker, Scan & Deliver, and NAVEX extensible engine technology. Vincent holds a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from Dublin City University, Ireland.

The eBusiness World Expo, formerly called NetExpo Washington, was established in 1997 as a business-to-business e-Commerce expo and conference, offering solutions and strategies for business executives and other professional users of the Internet to implement and expand successful e-business initiatives. This event will focus on Wireless and mobile commerce business opportunities. For a full conference schedule, please visit

About Symantec
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 37 countries. For more information, please visit

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