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Michael A. Brown | 22 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

My leadership team and I are committed to making Symantec a company that gives employees challenging and interesting work, invests in their growth, and provides them with opportunities to build long-term careers. One way we can do this is through our work in Corporate Responsibility (CR) -- an effort that not only impacts the world in which we live, but has been proven to help employee morale, enhance the brand, help attract top tier talent, and deepen the connection with our customers. I see our Corporate Responsibility program as an investment in our employees, building a diverse and inclusive workplace, reducing our environmental impact, and supporting philanthropic projects around the globe.

I’ve heard countless stories from employees about how we’re weaving our passion for corporate responsibility into the fabric of Symantec. From reading Postcards from Peru, where our employees shared their experiences...

Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 21 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

Over 90,000 people in the United States have filed complaints about scammers posing to be from the IRS and demanding that they pay taxes. It is estimated that these scams have cost taxpayers millions of dollars. As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, SymantecTV and the IRS released a new video today about the phony IRS phone and email scams and how to avoid falling victim to them. Anser Hassan talks to Raphael Tulino from IRS about how the IRS communicates when they need to reach you and how that differs with the scammers approach. Watch the video to find out what the scams look like and how to report them.

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Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 16 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

From climate change to cyber security to employee diversity, corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability touches every aspect of Symantec’s business. We’ve defined our strategy and are continually working towards our goals to operate as a responsible global citizen. In addition to our dedicated global corporate responsibility team, every day Symantec employees across the world are helping us deliver on this, creating value for both our business and our stakeholders.

We are happy to bring you an ongoing feature – the Sustainability Spotlight - that will profile employees and their contribution to Symantec’s CR and sustainability efforts. Some are members of our CR team, others contribute through our Green Teams or volunteering, some have seen an opportunity and developed programs...

Marian Merritt | 14 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

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We can all agree that children need to be taught best practices on how to use the Internet and technology. There are many common pitfalls, and we want children to learn how to steer clear of those problems. Just as important, we want them to be kind and respectful in their online interactions, to guard their privacy and their reputation, and learn to be good digital citizens. Too often, the responsibility for this education falls in the hands of parents, who may not have the background or information to handle this effort. Some schools have added lessons and assemblies about online safety and digital citizenship into their curriculum, but still many others have not.

Symantec employees believe that our school-age children deserve to be taught these lessons and that they should be designed in a way that is appropriate for their age and their maturity level. To assist in...

Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 07 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

Ryan Scott, founder of Causecast and a contributor for Forbes, recently highlighted Symantec's commitment to skills-based employee volunteerism in his article below.

I’m always interested to see how companies are doubling down on their employee volunteering programs, and in the process reinventing the possibilities for what these programs can become. 

Symantec is one of the companies out there that is applying a ton of passion and creativity to their program, and the results are fascinating. Their Symantec Service Corps program is an outstanding offshoot of their strong overall volunteer program, bringing together 10 employees from around the globe to provide pro bono consulting to NGOs in a specific region of the world.

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Marian Merritt | 07 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

For the 11th year, this October government, non-profits, the IT industry and local communities across the United States are coming together to celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a month-long celebration sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, the National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center to bring awareness to the latest developments in cybersecurity and the importance of ensuring all stakeholders are prepared to protect themselves and their businesses against the ever changing threats of our technology-driven world.

President Obama underlies the importance of this month in his...

Kunal_Karandikar | 02 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

Appliance Solutions’ Asset Recovery and Obsolete Inventory Disposition program helps the environment, significantly reduces capital expenditure costs  

Symantec’s fast-growing Appliance Solutions business unit recently executed a winning and environmentally responsible strategy to repurpose obsolete inventory and reduce infrastructure costs. Joining us to explain more is Kunal Karandikar, Manager Business Operations.

 

Q: Can you tell us a bit more about your team and your role within Appliance Solutions?

KK: Sure. The Delivery Operations team of Appliance Solutions is responsible to establish a world-class hardware operation in Symantec. Internally, my team develops business processes, systems and tools to efficiently manage a hardware operation in software-oriented Symantec. Externally, we manage go-to-market programs that help Sales win customers and guide Sales through the process of...

Antoine Andrews | 30 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

Hispanics are one of the largest, fastest growing and youngest minority populations in the United States. However, Hispanics are also one of the most underrepresented minority groups when looking at STEM careers and education.  According to the US Department of Education, “less than 2 percent of the STEM workforce is Hispanic while almost 20 percent of the country’s youth population is Hispanic”. Additionally, at school they are performing lower in STEM subjects and often are not receiving adequate exposure to the topic in K-12 classes.

This hits close to home for Symantec on two fronts.

We have a comprehensive talent strategy in place to promote and increase the diversity of our workforce and educate diverse communities on STEM through a variety of initiatives. HOLA, Symantec’s Hispanic Employee Resource Group, is committed to strengthening the Hispanic communitys’ interest in the STEM fields as...

Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 25 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

September happens to be a unique month for Latinos. The 15th marks the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence in September, the 16th and the 18th respectively. It’s of no surprise why September 15th kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Here at Symantec, where diversity is embraced and networks encouraged, the Hispanic Outreach and Leadership Affinity group (HOLA) represents our Employee Resource Group (ERG) for Latinos.

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HOLA ERG group Heathrow Champion Katherine Sabatino (right) & Co-Champions: Marisol Starr (left) Rodrigo Nunez (center...
Cecily Joseph | 23 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

Today, Symantec was recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as a leader among S&P 500 companies for the depth and quality of the climate change data we disclosed through our 2014 CDP submission. This is the second year that Symantec has achieved CDP leadership status.

The CDP facilitates corporate management and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related risks and opportunities at the request of 767 investors, representing more than $92 trillion in assets. The leadership index includes 63 S&P 500 companies – the top 10 percent for disclosure scores. We’re honored to be a part of this group.

Since the very beginning of our corporate responsibility journey, we have recognized that climate change is an important issue for Symantec, our stakeholders and our world.  Over the last several years, we have reduced our energy footprint,...