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Symantec Expert to Speak at CSC Future Focus 2005

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Oct. 17, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that David Miner, Symantec's director of Financial Services strategies and solutions, is speaking at the CSC Future Focus 2005 conference taking place in Charleston, South Carolina from Oct. 17-19, 2005.

Miner's presentation entitled "Identity Theft: Who Is In Your System?" is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 11:00-11:45 p.m. and will address how the increasing rate of cyber attacks against consumers and financial institutions is negatively impacting the growth of online banking. Based on federal statistics, identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in human history, and while institutions may not be responsible, customers still expect a safe and secure environment for financial transactions. The discussion will offer best practice recommendations for preventing identity theft, protecting customer information, and educating employees and customers as a first line of defense against these rising threats.

As director of Financial Services strategies and solutions for Symantec Corporation, David Miner is responsible for the definition and introduction of enterprise security and availability solutions in the Financial Services industry. With 28 years of financial industry business and technical experience, Miner brings a wealth of expertise assisting companies in assessing risk, understanding and mitigating ever-expanding online fraud realities, developing a resilient infrastructure and managing for regulatory compliance. A recognized thought leader in the financial services sector, Miner is frequently invited to present at national and international industry events, and has authored a number of white papers and articles.

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Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises in any industry 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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