Symantec Co-Sponsors New UK E-Commerce Information Assurance Forum
Symantec Works with Other Leading Companies, Government Departments and Academic Bodies to launch the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC)
CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 28, 2000 -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today
announced its co-sponsorship of the Information Assurance Advisory Council
(IAAC), a newly formed independent membership forum which brings together
commercial, government and academic organizations in the United Kingdom to focus
on the development of policies on information assurance and critical
The IAAC is dedicated to the provision of objective research and analysis into
national and international policy implications of protecting the critical
information infrastructures that underpin e-commerce.
UK-based companies and central and local government departments that join the
IAAC will receive latest information on Information Assurance and benefit from
IAACıs on-going research. In addition, members will also be able to leverage the
IAAC to influence government policy.
Government bodies including the Cabinet Office and the Communications-Electronic
Security Group (CESG), as well as Kingıs College London and companies such as BT,
the Post Office and BAE Systems, are members of the IAAC alongside Symantec, a
world leader in Internet security technology.
About the IAAC
The Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) is an independent,
membership forum supported by industry and central government. The
Council is being formed in response to growing concerns over the
trustworthiness and reliability of the information infrastructures that
underpin the economy, government and vital social services in the UK
and partner nations. It will provide a focus for the development of
national and international policies on information assurance and
critical infrastructure protection.
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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segments, the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments,
the competitive environment in the software industry, dependence on
other products, changes to operating systems and product strategy by
vendors of operating systems, and the importance of new Symantec
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