CUPERTINO, Calif. – Sept. 20, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced that David Brussin has been named to the 2004 list of the world's 100 Top Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT's Magazine of Innovation. Brussin is being recognized for his groundbreaking contributions in information security, including his development of secure information handling processes and electronic business systems as well as novel solutions to spam and email security problems.
The TR100 consists of 100 individuals under age 35 whose innovative work in technology has a profound impact on today's world. Brussin is a recognized expert on anti-spam, technical information security, and privacy issues and is a software architect at Symantec in the Network and Gateway Security solution group. Prior to joining Symantec, he was co-founder and CTO of TurnTide where he oversaw the technical development of the company's anti-spam systems, as well as all client implementation and ongoing services. Brussin also worked as CTO for the ePrivacy Group, where he focused on creating new technology to address spam and email security problems including the Trusted Sender program and TEOS (Trusted Email Open Standard).
The 2004 TR100's unparalleled panel of judges includes senior executives from the following organizations: Boston University, Caltech, Cambridge University, CombinatoRx, Concept2Company, Cornell University, General Electric, Geekcorps, Georgia Tech, Harvard Medical School, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intellectual Ventures, Microsoft, MIT, Northwestern University, PureTech Ventures, Singapore Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, TIAX, Wharton, Xerox, and YankeeTek Ventures.
"Being chosen for the TR100 has become one of the most prestigious honors for young innovators around the world," said David Rotman, executive editor of Technology Review. "This year's winners are pioneering fascinating innovations in the fields of biomedicine, computing and nanotechnology, and were chosen after a rigorous selection and judging process. The result is an elite group whose visions and inventions will shape the future of technology."
Brussin will be honored September 29 - 30 at Technology Review's Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT. The event features keynotes, panels and breakout discussions on the transformative technological innovations that have the potential to fuel new economic growth and dramatically change the future. Keynote speakers include Vinod Khosla, founding CEO of Sun Microsystems and General Partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers; Ray Kurzweil, renowned inventor, author and founder of Kurzweil Technologies; and Rick Wagoner, chairman of General Motors.
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