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Fabien_Cousteau | 19 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

For those who don’t know me, my name is Fabien Cousteau, and I am an oceanic explorer, conservationist, and leader of Mission 31. My grandfather father Jacques-Yves Cousteau was one of the world’s most well-known underwater researchers.


Fabien and his grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau. 

Last month I had the pleasure of being the keynote speaker at Symantec’s inaugural Green Talks lecture series. Green Talks are lectures that provide an opportunity for employees to learn about the importance...

Allyson_Bliss | 14 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

Since 2002, Symantec has partnered with TechSoup Global to help us deliver on our mission— working toward a time when every nonprofit and NGO on the planet has the technology resources and knowledge it needs to operate at its full potential.

Today this partnership has brought crucial online security products to over 80K non-profits and public libraries’ systems, across 36 countries worldwide. Symantec has donated over 1.5 million product licenses and has saved nonprofits and public libraries over $154 million dollars.  In FY14 alone, Symantec donated $24M worth of product, reached over 24,000 organizations and saved organizations $21.5M in product costs (compared to them buying full retail value versions).

Jaime Barclay | 12 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

Over the past few months if you’ve visited a Symantec campus you may have noticed employees snapping photos with their morning coffees. What is going on you may ask? A coffee or selfie craze?!

It’s our “One Mug, One Planet” campaign, a Green Team campaign that asks employees to pledge to eliminate their use of paper cups, with the goal of meeting our corporate-wide goal to reduce paper cup usage by 15%, and to achieve 80% waste diversion at all of our audited sites.

At the start of the campaign we set a goal of 1,000 pledges signed across Symantec, and 10% of employees at sites that have opted in to join this campaign.

And we have nearly met our goal with 917 pledges to date!


Monica Ipong | 07 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

Similar to Symantec's Volunteer of the Quarter initiative, which highlights and rewards employees who dedicate their time and talents to those in need, our University Relations Team hosts an Intern Volunteer Week Competition, July 19th through July 27th. Symantec strongly encourages employees to volunteer in their local communities, providing volunteer resources and opportunities. We believe that involved, engaged employees are happier and more satisfied, and that communities in which Symantec is located will be healthier and more vibrant because of our presence.

During Intern Volunteer Week, interns took on the challenge and volunteered over 100 hours...

Cecily Joseph | 05 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

Climate change has continued to become a central focus of business leaders worldwide.  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its proposed new emissions target for power plants, calling on emissions reductions of 30% (from 2005 levels) by 2030. US President Obama emphasized the reality and importance of climate change in his State of the Union address. And a recent report Risky Business highlights climate change risks for businesses, as well as the costs faced if we continue with business as usual. The report, authored by Former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and hedge-fund manager/philanthropist Thomas Steyer states “our findings show that, if we continue on our current path, many regions of the US face the prospect of serious economic...

lora_phillips | 31 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

From Fortune to The Boston Globe to top sustainability media site Triple Pundit, over the past month, Symantec has been highlighted in various prominent media outlets and reports for our corporate responsibility programs and efforts. Below we bring you highlights of a few of these, which cover a range of issues core to our CR strategy including gender diversity, cyber security skills training, and corporate volunteering.

Fortune features launch of the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3)


On June 24, 2014, Symantec officially launched its new signature initiative, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Denver, CO. SC3 aims to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity by training and certifying young adults in cybersecurity and assisting...

Claire Blades | 29 Jul 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 of the CR in Action blog – the Sustainability Spotlight - that profiles employees and their contribution to Symantec’s CR and sustainability efforts. Some are members of...

Jaime Barclay | 23 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

This month marks the launch of the new environmental lecture series at Symantec, Green Talks. These lectures will provide an opportunity for Symantec employees to learn about external environmental initiatives related to Symantec’s environmental strategy and how Symantec is working to support these initiatives within the company.

The Green Talks will take place quarterly, onsite at our headquarters in Mountain View, and will alternate topics within Symantec’s environmental strategy:

Anthony Barkley | 09 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

According to Symantec’s 2013 Norton Report, the total global direct cost of cybercrime (US$113 billion; up from $110 billion) and the average cost per victim of cybercrime ($298; up from $197) increased in 2013. Additionally, a 2013 study by Hewlett-Packard states that the average cost of a cyberattack on a U.S. company is $591,780 -- and this is only increasing.  

The fact is, we are becoming more mobile, more open to cyberthreats and at the same time, cybercriminals are becoming more savvy, and harder to track. To combat this, businesses (both IT security companies such as Symantec, and our customers) are increasingly turning to Cyber War Games in the hopes that they can train their employees to stay one step ahead...

Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 07 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

With cyber crime on the rise and data breaches hitting an all-time high in 2013, companies need more help than ever in protecting both their own and their customers’ data, which is reflected in the estimated 300,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs advertised in the United States right now. Meanwhile, nearly 16 percent of Americans aged 18-29 are unemployed—more than twice the national rate.

Marian Merritt, Director of Cyber Education and Online Safety Programs, sat down with us recently to discuss how the new Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3) will help close this talent gap.


Q. What are some of the factors perpetuating the shortage of cyber security professionals?

A lack of clarity and standardization. Historically, there haven’t been good definitions of what “cyber security” encompasses or what it takes to be successful...