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Symantec Offers Webcast to Help Managers Build Business Case for Implementing Corporate Security Awareness Program

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Sept. 15, 2003 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced it will host a webcast on how to obtain funding for a corporate security awareness program. The one-hour webcast, titled "Funding Your Security Awareness Program: How to Build a Business Case to Get the Budget You Need," will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at 8:00 a.m. PDT and again at 11:00 a.m. PDT.

Attendees can register at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/content/webcastinfo.cfm?webcastid=xx.

Timothy Harrison, director of Consulting Services for Symantec, will lead the webcast. The presentation will enable line, business, and IT security managers to garner support from the CEO, CFO, and other high-level managers for an enterprise-wide employee security awareness program. The webcast will include topics such as:

  • Calculating the direct and indirect costs associated with inappropriate employee behavior
  • Identifying specific regulatory and/or legal issues associated with information security
  • Measuring the value of having a more security-savvy workforce
  • Gauging the ongoing effectiveness of a security awareness program

"In today's resource-constrained environment, corporate security awareness programs must compete with other top projects to get management buy-in and support," said Harrison. "By building a business case that addresses the most compelling issues surrounding employee security awareness, managers can secure approval from top executives to implement a successful corporate program that enhances the company's security stance."

Part of Symantec's Enterprise Security Services, Symantec Education Services provides technical product training, vendor-neutral security education, 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 http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/SecurityServices/.

About Symantec
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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