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Symantec Sees Ransomware Hackers Getting More Advanced Targeted

“Symantec’s report says that significant strides in file encryption technology is one of the main drivers of growth in the ransomware business. A record number of new strands, or families, of ransomware were detected in 2015 and about 80 percent of them were able to encrypt the files of the affected server.”
07/19/16  Bradley Joseph Saacks,

Review: ‘Zero Days’ Examines Cyberwarfare’s Potential Online Apocalypse

“The most articulate voices helping to bridge the gap between technological vocabulary and everyday speech are two cybersecurity specialists, Eric Chien and Liam O’Murchu from Symantec Research Labs.”
— Stephen Holden, The New York Times
7/8/16 Stephen Holden,

How not to get hacked by Russians (or anyone else)

“Spear phishing is the term for when a hacker sends you an email that pretends to be from someone you trust, but is in fact a scammer. ‘The spear phisher thrives on familiarity. He knows your name, your email address, and at least a little about you,’ security firm, Norton, warned.”
07/27/16  Jenni Ryall,

Recent Press Releases

Symantec Announces Integration of Blue Coat Threat Intelligence into its Global Intelligence Network, Creating Industry’s Largest and Most Diverse Set of Threat Data

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 26, 2016 – Symantec Corp (NASDAQ:SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today reported significant enhancements to its threat intelligence capabilities made uniquely possible by integrating Symantec and Blue Coat’s security telemetry and applying the brute data-crunching force of artificial intelligence that is needed when analyzing numbers reaching into the trillions. Read More >

Symantec Delivers on Rapid Integration With Blue Coat to Offer Cloud Generation Data Protection

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Oct. 26, 2016 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced the integration of Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with Symantec CloudSOC (formerly Blue Coat’s Elastica CloudSOC Cloud Access Security Broker [CASB]) and Cloud Data Protection products to address the needs of the cloud generation. Read More >

Symantec Selects VMware AirWatch to Build Enhanced Endpoint Security Integrations

ATLANTA – October 5, 2016 – Today at Connect 2016, Symantec a global leader in cyber security, and VMware (NYSE: VMW) a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, announced the development of a strategic partnership to bring together endpoint management and threat security where Symantec joins the VMware Mobile Security Alliance. Read More >

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