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Symantec testifies before Congress on Cybersecurity best practices for the government

January 8, 2016

On January 8, 2016, Ken Schneider, Engineering Fellow and Vice President for Technology, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology at a hearing titled: Cyber Security - What the Federal Government Can Learn from the Private Sector. Testifying with Ken Schneider was Telos Corporation, VMWare, and the Internet Security Alliance.

Ken's testimony opened with an overview of the current threat environment and went on to discuss Symantec's approach to enterprise security. He then used our Unified Security Strategy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework to highlight numerous Symantec product and service offerings, including:

  • Data Center Security (DCS)
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)
  • Managed Security Services (MSS)
  • Critical System Protection (CSP)
  • Cyber Security Services (CSS)

Ken also emphasized our internal security planning and exercise programs, and wrapped up by showcasing our recent public-private partnership successes with law enforcement, including the Gameover Zeus, Cryptolocker, and Ramnit botnet takedowns.