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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...

Bill Wright | 08 May 2014 | 0 comments

Last month, Symantec and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) were joined at the U.S. Capitol by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX) to launch the VOICE website – Victims of Internet Crime Empowered – a comprehensive, trustworthy resource for victims of Internet-related crime and the public at large. The launch of is the result of a two-year partnership with the NW3C and delivers on a key focus area of our Corporate Responsibility and Government Affairs Programs to improve resources for cybercrime victims, and to partner with non-profit and government organizations to help prevent other Internet users from falling victim to cybercrime.


Marian Merritt | 10 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Symantec is publishing a series of posts on how we're meeting Our Shared Responsibility to secure the Internet. Today we hear from Norton Internet Safety Advocate Marian Merritt, on best practices for your children's use of mobile technology.

My friend’s two year old woke up today and bellowed from her crib, “I want my iPad!” Even within your family, you may find your youngest child started using technology with far greater ease than your oldest child. Some of this can be attributed to the popularity and ease of use for touchscreen devices and smartphones. And your children, like you, are spending more and more time...

Patricia Titus | 01 Nov 2012 | 1 comment

Symantec’s 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report explores our commitments to our employees, the world, and your information. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be featuring blogs from Symantec employees and partners that focus on how they are making a difference. This week, we hear from Patricia Titus, Symantec Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer.

Symantec's mission to inspire confidence in a connected world requires that we ensure both our own operations and those of our customers are safe and secure. As the leading global information security company, this is not an easy task. In our tech-based society, cyber criminals are now harder to track and companies are more vulnerable than ever. At Symantec, we see every kind of cyber attack on our operations, ranging from...