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Symantec CEO to Keynote Information Security Executive Forum

CUPERTINO, Calif. - July 16, 2003 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that John W. Thompson, Symantec chairman and CEO, will deliver the luncheon keynote address at the Information Security Executive Forum in Colorado Springs, Colo. from 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2003. In his presentation, Thompson will address some of the security issues companies are facing today, along with thoughts on where the industry is headed to address them.

In addition, Arthur Wong, vice president of Symantec Security Response, will lead a panel, “The Evolution of Cyber Threats” from 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2003. The panel will review how enterprises have dealt with cyber threats and panelists will share strategies in responding to security compromise and attack. Discussion will also surround the prevention of compromising distributed networks by remaining abreast of the very latest hacker techniques and strategies. As vice president of Symantec Security Response, Wong directs the vision, strategy, and growth of Symantec's response to global Internet security threats.

Information Security Executive Forum is being held from July 17-19, 2003 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. It is an inaugural conference designed to educate senior-level business executives about the threat of cyber attacks on their enterprise networks. The forum will explore the latest security technology strategies, how to protect corporate assets, the evolution of cyber threat, valuing corporate information (ROI and managing risk), security implications of the emerging wireless environment, and national strategies for securing cyber space.

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