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Shu Zhang | 17 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

A few weeks ago, the CR in Action blog featured an article on Symantec’s sponsorship of the Dare2BDigital conference. Symantec has sponsored and partnered in the Dare2BDigital conference for four consecutive years, but this year for the first time, Symantec also hosted a student workshop, "Catch the Phish and Digital Drama." Marian Merritt, Director, Cyber Education & Online Safety Programs, developed the workshop materials. I led the sessions, together with twelve other Symantec volunteers.

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We had three 75 minute sessions that day, with ten to 30 students attending each...

Cecily Joseph | 05 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

As we saw at CES this year, the "Internet of Things" is here to stay. With more and more platforms, social networks and search engines monitoring our actions and mining our data, questions around how we manage the ownership and distribution of this data are rising. We only have to look at the targeted ads in our Facebook feed or even consider Google's recent purchase of Nest, a home hardware tech startup, to see that personal data is already a hot commodity. So how do we deal with the challenge of data privacy? And not just the current threats that are out there, how do we prepare for the data breaches we can't even fathom yet? When we look at the rapidly changing world of data privacy and compare that to the skills gap that currently exists with...

Roxane Divol | 15 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Have you heard of Ada Lovelace? She is the reason we’re celebrating today. Lovelace was born in England in 1815, and her work translating and annotating an article about mathematician Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine led to the development of the first modern computers in the 1940s. On Ada Lovelace Day, people all over the world celebrate the achievements of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

This infographic, created by Symantec along with our nonprofit partner Anita Borg Institute, showcases the accomplishments of several other influential and inspiring women in STEM. It also provides a short analysis on what progress has been made and what work is still left to do for advancing the roles of women in STEM.

At Symantec, we’re dedicated to developing a diverse...

Edwin Link | 03 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

In its fiscal year 2013, Symantec contributed more than $24 million in cash and software to nonprofits working within its four philanthropic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; online safety; diversity; and environmental responsibility. Over the next few weeks, we will hear from several of our partners on various projects and programs that Symantec is helping to support. Last week, we heard from Acterra, an environmental nonprofit serving Silicon Valley, and today we hear from Edwin Link, Sr. Director of Academic Success, Arts, and Innovation at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

 

Ask a kindergarten class if they like science and all kids will...

Cecily Joseph | 25 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

Today, Symantec is announcing more than $1 million in grant funding to education-focused initiatives. Education – particularly science, technology engineering, and math education, as well as equal access to education around the globe – is a strong focus for Symantec. In addition to the corporate grants we are announcing today, employees at more than 26 office locations around the world are supporting local education initiatives – volunteering in classrooms, building libraries, acting as science fair mentors, and much more.

Some of these relationships are new ones for Symantec, reflecting our growth in this space and our maturation as a global company. Others are long-standing partners with whom we’ve worked for many years, establishing joint goals and executing programs around the globe. These latest grants give us an opportunity to deepen our engagement with these partners, to more fully apply our resources in terms of employee time and talent, and...