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Norton Ratchets Up Fight Against Cybercrime

Adam Palmer Named to Norton Lead Cybersecurity Advisor Role

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 30, 2010 – Norton from Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced today that it has appointed Adam Palmer as Norton Lead Cybersecurity Advisor. Formerly a cybercrime prosecutor and legal director for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Palmer is a pioneer in the field of cybercrime law and its enforcement, bringing more than a decade of experience in private industry and government service.


Although the frequency and sophistication of cybercrime has continued to increase rapidly in recent years, many consumers remain unaware of the dangers that exist. Palmer will lead the charge to spread awareness about cybercrime and help Norton strengthen its efforts to make the online world safer through the following actions:

  • Educate the public about today’s online threats through Norton-led research programs and the development of awareness campaigns
  • Empower computer users by providing them with the information and tools they need to make the right choices that will help better protect them online
  • Reinforce online rights through outreach to law enforcement and other key organizations

“Adam Palmer is a proven leader in the fight against cybercriminals and a powerful addition to our team,” said Janice Chaffin, Group President of Symantec’s Consumer Business Unit. “Adam will work directly with our product teams, law enforcement and others in the industry to arm consumers with the truth about cybercrime and help make the Internet a safer place.”


Palmer joins Symantec from the .ORG Top Level Domain Registry. He has served as an instructor in cybercrime prosecution related courses for the National District Attorney’s Association (NDAA), the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), and The National Law Center for Children (NLC), in addition to teaching the first Internet Crimes Against Children course ever taught at the law school level, through the University of Mississippi Law School.


About Norton from Symantec

Symantec’s Norton products protect consumers from cybercrime with technologies like antivirus, anti-spyware and phishing protection-- while also being light on system resources. The company also provides services such as online backup and PC tuneup, and is a trusted source for family online safety. Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/norton and follow @NortonOnline on Twitter.


About Symantec

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