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Symantec Offers Webcast on Creating a Security Savvy Workforce

CUPERTINO, Calif. – March 19, 2003 - Symantec Corp., (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it will host a Webcast offering recommendations on implementing an employee security awareness program. The Webcast, titled "Creating a Security Savvy Workforce: How to Build an Employee Security Awareness Program that Works," will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 8 a.m. PST or 11 a.m. PST. Attendees can register at

Kathleen Coe, director of Americas Education Services at Symantec, will lead the Webcast. Coe will discuss ways organizations can build a corporate culture that encourages employees at all levels to understand their security responsibilities and adopt appropriate behaviors. Attendees will learn about what makes a program truly effective: building a long-term program that motivates employees; communicating through multiple avenues; influencing workers to proactively protect information; and measuring the results.

"Employee security awareness is a critical component of any organization’s information protection program," said Coe. "Creating a conscientious, security-savvy workforce can have the greatest positive impact on your overall security posture."

Part of Symantec Enterprise Security Services, Symantec Education Services provides technical product training, vendor-neutral security education, security certifications, and employee security awareness programs so enterprises can better protect vital information. These programs enable organizations to optimize the operation and administration of security systems, effectively address business risks, and reduce security issues with a more conscientious workforce. For more information on Symantec Education Services and its upcoming Webcasts and Seminars, please visit

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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

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