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The Symantec Government Relations program is the primary resource for interaction with all levels of government around the world on policy, legislative, regulatory, and related matters.

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Recent Activities

Symantec Government Vision 2006 took place July 11 in Washington, D.C., with a keynote by Symantec CTO Dr. Ajei Gopal, plus a cerenomy for the 2006 Government Visionary Awards.

Cyber Terrorism
The Malaysian government appointed Symantec Chairman and CEO John W. Thompson to the International Advisory Board of the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Terrorism (IMPACT). IMPACT was developed by the Malaysian government to help foster the sharing of information on an international basis to combat cyber threats.


Innovation America

The National Governors Association recently appointed Symantec CEO and chairman John W. Thompson to its “Innovation America Task Force,” led by Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The task force will focus on developing new initiatives and strategies to strengthen math and science education and the K through twelve levels in the United States.

In The News

PC World: U.S. Government Readying Massive Cybersecurity Test

Secure Computing Magazine: RSA Conference 2007: Congress should improve grades on privacy legislation; research and development funding also lacking

Federal Computer Week: Davis Introduces Data Breach Notification Act

TechNewsWorld: Tech Giants Form Consumer Privacy Rights Forum


Symantec European Government Relations

Representatives of Symantec government relations team recently provided testimony on cyber security issues to the House of Lords of the United Kingdom’s Parliament in London. The Q&A session focused mainly on online threats faced by consumers and best practices to follow to protect their personal identity and information on the Web.

Past Activities

Vincent Weafer, senior director, Symantec Security Response, recently testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. The hearing focused on cyber security for the United States’ critical infrastructure, consumers at large, and the impact of today’s cyber threats on the economy overall.

Downloads & Links

Testimony of Symantec's Enrique T. Salem before the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Oversight. Download transcript.

Testimony of Symantec’s Vincent Weafer before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. Download transcript.

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Adam Rak
Senior Director, Worldwide Government Relations

Tiffany Jones
North and Latin America

Leslie Bar-Ness
State Government Relations, Western Region

Libby Dannenberg
State Government Relations, Northeast Region

Owen Sweeney
State Government Relations, Southeast Region

Kevin Richards
Federal Government U.S.A.

Ilias Chantzos
Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMA) Region

Susan Daley
Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMA) Region

Sarah Greenwood
Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMA) Region

Kay Chuan Chua
Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) Region

Yan Lin
Greater China Region

Jamie Barclay
Administrative Support

Cris Paden
Communications & PR