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Created: 12 Apr 2011 • Updated: 02 Jun 2014
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June 2014

06/02 International Takedown Wounds Gameover Zeus Cybercrime Network

06/02 Backup Exec 2014: “The Backup and Recovery Gold Standard”

May 2014

05/28 Symantec Development Surge Produces Best Mobile Threat Protection

05/20 Norton Bolsters Small Business Cybersecurity Protection

05/08 Symantec Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Results, Provides Fiscal Year 2015 Guidance

Vision Las Vegas 2014, 5th - 8th May - Announcements

02/23 Symantec Rolls Out New Solutions to Keep Mobile Devices More Secure

January 2014

01/29 Symantec's Operating Margin and EPS Rise in Third Quarter Fiscal 2014

01/27 Symantec Appoints Sheila Jordan as Chief Information Officer

01/21 Symantec NetBackup Helps Customers Transition to the Modern Data Center

Symantec Archives: 2013, 2012, 2011

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Security Response Publications

Symantec Security Response is a worldwide team of security engineers, threat analysts, and researchers who develop a variety of content on the latest threats that impact organizations and end users.
 
The Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) provides an overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity. This report is based on data from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, which Symantec's analysts use to identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape. In 2013, much attention was focused on cyber-espionage, threats to privacy and the acts of malicious insiders. However, the end of 2013 provided a painful reminder that cybercrime remains prevalent and that damaging threats from cybercriminals continue to loom over businesses and consumers.

Key Findings

  • 91% increase in targeted attacks campaigns in 2013
  • 62% increase in the number of breaches in 2013
  • Over 552M identities were exposed via breaches in 2013
  • 23 zero-day vulnerabilities discovered
  • 38% of mobile users have experienced mobile cybercrime in past 12 months
  • Spam volume dropped to 66% of all email traffic
  • 1 in 392 emails contain a phishing attacks
  • Web-based attacks are up 23%
  • 1 in 8 legitimate websites have a critical vulnerability

Symantec Intelligence Report: January 2014

The monthly intelligence report, provides the latest analysis of cyber security threats, trends, and insights from the Symantec intelligence team concerning malware, spam, and other potentially harmful business risks.
 

Key Findings

  • The number of identities exposed in the last 12 months has passed 500 million. This is largely due to two large breaches, that each reported over 100 million identities exposed.
  • Targeted attacks are up to their highest level since August of last year, after what appears to be average-to-low attack numbers over the last four months.
  • In other news, spam and phishing rates are down slightly in January, while email virus rates are at their lowest levels since October of last year.

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News Room

The Norton Report, now in its fourth year, is an annual research study, commissioned by Symantec, which examines consumers’ online behaviors, attitudes, security habits, and the dangers and financial cost of cybercrime. It is one of the largest global studies of its kind. This year’s report surveyed 13,022 online adults across 24 countries.

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have a love/hate relationship with IT computing. On one hand, it allows them to make better decisions and improve efficiencies. On the other hand, computing can be difficult to properly manage, especially with limited staff and resources. The Symantec 2013 Global SMB Survey set out to determine SMBs’ attitude toward IT. The results of this survey were used to develop the SMB IT Confidence Index, which serves as a measure of how confident they are in using IT to achieve their strategic goals and drive their business.

Symantec and the Ponemon Institute proudly present the 2013 Cost of Data Breach reports. The 2013 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis is based on the actual data breach experiences of 277 companies around the globe and takes into account a wide range of direct and indirect business costs. Country reports are available for the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Australia, and Brazil (new).

Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), Volume 18

The Internet Security Threat Report is based on data from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, which Symantec's analysts use to identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.

Symantec Vision 2013

Vision is Symantec’s worldwide technical user conference franchise sharing Symantec’s “vision”, technical training, hands-on labs, and one-on-one interaction with customers, partners, press, and analysts.

Mobility without Vulnerability. Smart devices and mobile technology have truly permeated not only our professional lives but also our personal lives. We are using mobile devices for everything from accessing company information to connecting with friends and paying for coffee. As we use mobile devices in new ways and for more purposes, the risks to sensitive business data, professional productivity and to personal privacy are increasing. Visit us at Mobile World Congress 2013, Hall 5 booth 5C85 to learn more about mobility without vulnerability.

As a global leader in protecting the world’s information, Symantec has the security intelligence to keep organizations safe. Symantec will play an integral role as a Global Diamond Sponsor at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Visit booth #1417 to experience how Symantec’s Security Intelligence stops threats others can't.

It’s hard to find a hotter topic in business IT today than mobility. And while saying “It is the best of times, it is the worst of times” may be a bit of an overstatement, we truly are seeing a tale of two companies when it comes to mobile adoption. This is the picture that is emerging from Symantec’s 2013 State of Mobility survey. The results allowed us to identify two clear groups, and examine how their attitudes toward change lead to different approaches in adopting new technology.

Symantec announces new offerings to its Website Security Solutions portfolio, featuring the first available multi-algorithm SSL certificates with new ECC and DSA options.

Symantec announces its vision of safe clouds where, in five years, companies will operate in a converged IT world of cloud, virtualization and mobile where public and private clouds are safe. To get there, Symantec extends its security, data storage and information management expertise to help companies achieve safe, available, resilient and compliant clouds. The company shares its new cloud solutions portfolios and programs. Visit us at Cloud Expo West 2012 to learn more about Symantec’s vision of many connected complex clouds that are safe, agile and efficient.

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PassMark Reports

PassMark® Software Pty Ltd is a privately owned software development group. It specializes in the development of high quality performance benchmarking solutions as well as providing expert independent IT consultancy services to clients ranging from government organizations to major IT heavyweights. PassMark Software is a leading authority in software and hardware performance benchmarking and testing.

2014 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 2) February 2014

2013 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 4) April 2013

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