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Symantec Offers Webcast on Information Security Risk Management

CUPERTINO, Calif. – April 27, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced it will host a Webcast to discuss managing information security risk at all levels within an organization. The Webcast, titled "Dynamic Management of Information Security Risk," will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2004, at 8:00 a.m. PDT. Attendees can register at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/content/webcastinfo.cfm?webcastid=104.

The Webcast will be led by Jeremy Ward, director of service development at Symantec, and will help attendees learn how to evaluate and manage information security risk within their own organizations. The Webcast will be of particular interest to IT management responsible for strategic security decisions, policy setting and security issues affecting businesses. The key topics will include:

  • How regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley are forcing businesses to evaluate and control their operational risk at all levels of the organization and how compliance failure compromises the entire organization.
  • Six levels of risk control – from IT operation to overall business strategy.
  • Ideas for information security dashboards.

"As threats become more sophisticated and an increasing number of regulations are set in place, it becomes more difficult for IT executives to effectively evaluate their risk," said Ward. "The only way to ensure protection and compliance is first to understand how to manage information security risk within the context of the overall business."

Jeremy Ward has been involved in the development of high-level consulting services for Symantec Security Services, especially based around international information security standards. He is the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) representative to the OECD's Business and Industry Advisory Council's group of experts on information security. He also sits on the UK Government/Industry Forum on Encryption and Law Enforcement and the CBI Information Security Working Group. He is a qualified IT project manager and a certified lead auditor for BS 7799.

About Symantec
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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