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lora_phillips | 07 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Last Thursday, Symantec’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility Cecily Joseph had the opportunity to join Fenton’s #CSRChat on Twitter for a live discussion on Symantec’s corporate responsibility strategy and program.

Hosted by Fenton’s Susan McPherson, award-nominated #CSRchats are bi-weekly Twitter conversations centered around important topics in corporate responsibility. Past #CSRChats have featured discussions around corporate philanthropy, crisis management and transparency, disaster relief, water sourcing, and environmental reporting.

We won’t lie, it was our first time in the driver’s seat...

Cecily Joseph | 06 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Over the past few weeks, in honor of October's National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’ve highlighted Symantec's cybersecurity and online safety initiatives designed to achieve our mission of protecting and managing information so everyone is free to focus on achieving their goals. While our products and know-how are invaluable tools in the effort to protect and educate our communities, we could not achieve this without our international partners. These partners located across the globe provide the vital programs, infrastructure and local know-how necessary to tackle our most pressing issues.

Today I am happy to highlight our progress with some of our global partners in online safety and cyber security education:

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS): Our youth are one of the...

Cecily Joseph | 30 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Last weekend I had the pleasure of participating in the Net Impact conference, the leading forum for next generation leaders who want to use their careers for good. The conference attracted approximately 3,000 attendees who ranged from students to C-suite executives driving sustainability at Fortune 500 companies. We met for three days of stimulating speeches, workshops and networking. I moderated a lively panel discussion on the topic of staying safe online and corporate responsibility in the age of social media with panelists including Symantec’s Marian Merritt, our Norton Internet Safety Advocate; Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance; and Henk Campher, senior vice president, Business & Social Purpose and managing director, Sustainability at Edelman. Keeping people’s information safe online is at the core of Symantec’s business and a...

lora_phillips | 29 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. Previous posts included National Cyber Security Awareness Month Turns 10! by Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, and Being Mobile: Best Practices for Keeping Your Child Safe on Mobile Technology by Marian Merritt, Norton Internet Safety Advocate. Today, we celebrate Get Safe Online (GSO) week, which has just wrapped up in the UK, with a post by our UK PR team discussing Symantec’s...

Jaime Barclay | 24 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

The Net Impact Conference starts today in San Jose, Calif., and we look forward to engaging with many of those in attendance – from executives who drive sustainability at Fortune 500 companies to college students who are the next generation of leaders in sustainability. If you’re among the 3,000 expected attendees, we invite you to come to a panel at noon on Saturday, Oct. 26, moderated by Symantec’s Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility, Cecily Joseph.

Joining Cecily on the panel will be Symantec’s Marian Merritt, our Norton Internet Safety Advocate; Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance; and Henk Campher, Senior Vice President, Business & Social Purpose and Managing Director, Sustainability at Edelman. Their in-depth discussion will focus...

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...

Cecily Joseph | 15 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Symantec regularly identifies and prioritizes its most important sustainability issues, those of high importance to both stakeholders and the company. These issues are deeply relevant to our ability to succeed and are addressed in our internal strategic priorities, corporate responsibility approach, and stakeholder communications such as our Corporate Responsibility Report, CR in Action blog and Corporate Responsibility Snapshot (a Symantec newsletter distributed to over 20,000 stakeholders).

However, materiality as it relates to sustainability is...

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...

lora_phillips | 03 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

On Wednesday, September 18th, Cecily Joseph, Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility, and Debra McLaughlin, Stakeholder Engagement Program Manager, hosted a call for internal and external stakeholders to discuss highlights from Symantec’s FY13 Corporate Responsibility Report. They covered our high-level corporate responsibility (CR) priorities, the progress we've made, and areas where we need to improve in order for us to reach our CR goals. The call was moderated by Wendell Davis, social media manager at Symantec.

Cecily and Debra discussed why CR is important to Symantec, noting that while our goals are divided into specific...

Michael Kaiser | 01 Oct 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 last few weeks, we've heard from several of our partners, including TechSoup Global, the Rainforest AllianceActerra, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Today we conclude this series, and mark...