CUPERTINO, Calif. -- February 26, 2003 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced it will host a Webcast offering information on the programs and tools necessary for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) security compliance. The Webcast, titled "Charting for FERC: The programs and tools necessary for FERC security" will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 9 a.m. PST. Attendees can register at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/Content/webcastinfo.cfm?WebcastID=46.
Electric and gas utility industries have been identified as being among the nation's critical infrastructures and particularly important to protect from cyber attack and sabotage. The Webcast is designed to help IT management responsible for security decisions and policy settings learn about key aspects of a FERC compliance security strategy.
Corey King, director of Channel Strategies, Symantec and Eric Trapp a Senior Manager, Technology & Security Risk Services, Ernst & Young will lead the Webcast. They will discuss how utilities can implement a FERC security program and how to assess resource requirements needed for certification and remediation. In addition, they will discuss how IT management can proactively secure their computing environments using key technologies, such as intrusion detection systems (IDS), which meet certain FERC domain requirements. Attendees will also learn how to prepare a security compliance plan that will facilitate cost recovery of security investments.
"Utilities must take action to meet FERC security requirements in order to remain part of the wholesale market for electric power and the power grid," said King. "Understanding how security issues affect business is the first important step in that process."
King has 17 years experience working with technical and operational security for large organizations. He has managed research and development, operations, consulting services, software development and technical support organizations. King holds the CISSP certification in information security management, is a Certified Business Manager (CBM), and is a member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and the Computer Security Institute (CSI).
Trapp has more than 18 years of technology and technology risk management experience. He is based in Los Angeles and has responsibility for coordinating and managing security engagements for Energy, Chemical, and Utility clients in North America. He has been specifically involved in IT strategic planning, process improvements, cost containment efforts, and the implementation and management of sound information technology security, control and recovery policies and procedures in diverse data processing and operations environments.
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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