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Symantec Public Sector Security Expert to Speak at FOSE 2003 Conference

CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 07, 2003 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that John R. McCumber, Symantec’s strategic manager, public sector, will deliver a presentation at the FOSE 2003 SAN Pavilion Featuring Network Storage and Network Security, part of the annual FOSE government technology conference in Washington, D.C., April 8-10.

McCumber’s presentation, titled “Reducing New Risks to Secure Data Management” will examine security threats facing public sector agencies and detail effective protection methodologies that prevent compromised and co-opted systems. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 8, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the new Washington, D.C. Convention Center.

McCumber is an expert on information assurance strategies and technologies. In his current role he leads Symantec's participation in key research and development activities supporting emerging government security requirements. McCumber is a retired U.S. Air Force electronic systems officer and held information assurance positions at the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), where he became a Cryptologic Fellow. Prior to joining Symantec, McCumber held senior product management and consulting positions at companies including Agilent Technologies and Deloitte & Touche.

FOSE is the largest information technology exposition serving the government marketplace. Now in its 27th year, FOSE hosts over 400 exhibitors showcasing the newest and most exciting integrated IT products and services. The conference draws thousands of high-level attendees from the military, civilian, state and local agencies, along with suppliers to government, corporate, education, and healthcare buyers.

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