CUPERTINO, Calif. – Sept. 22, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced that it will host a Webcast highlighting findings of its most recent Internet Security Threat Report. The sixth bi-annual report is one of the most comprehensive sources of Internet threat data in the world. The Webcast will be held on Thursday, September 23 at 8 a.m. PDT. Attendees can register at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/content/webcastinfo.cfm?webcastid=127.
The findings of Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report, issued on September 20, are based on data from Symantec DeepSight Threat Management System and Symantec Managed Security Services customers as well as from 20,000 security devices deployed in more than 180 countries. In addition, the report leverages threat data gathered by experts in Symantec’s five Security Operations Centers and nine Response Labs throughout the world. Symantec also gathers malicious code from more than 120 million client, server, and gateway systems that have deployed Symantec’s antivirus products in both consumer and corporate environments. The latest report covers trends in Internet attacks, vulnerabilities, and malicious code activity for the period of Jan. 1, 2004 to June 30, 2004.
Dean Turner, manager, Symantec Security Response and executive editor of the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, will lead the Webcast. His discussion will help Webcast attendees to gain a deeper understanding of the state of overall Internet threats, and what these threats mean to their organizations. Additionally, Turner will discuss future and emerging trends in Internet security.
“The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report is one of the most accurate, comprehensive, and timely sources of security information available for helping companies assess and mitigate risks of cyber attacks,” said Turner. “This Webcast provides participants with a opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Internet security trend data required to strengthen their overall corporate security postures.”
Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: Key Highlights
Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report identified more attacks now targeting e-commerce and Web applications. Additionally the report identified short vulnerability-to-exploit window, a rise in Bot networks, and an increase in severe/easy-to-exploit vulnerabilities.
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