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Stay ahead of tomorrow’s threats and security incidents with the latest information from the global leader in cyber security.

Our security research centers around the world provide unparalleled analysis of and protection from IT security threats that include malware, security risks, vulnerabilities, and spam. Check out the latest information from Symantec researchers.

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Symantec Research Teams

Learn about the Symantec research teams below.

Security Technology and Response

Security Technology and Response (STAR) is the Symantec division responsible for the innovation and development of our security technologies, which address protection in five areas: file, network, behavior, reputation, and remediation. Within Symantec, Security Technology and Response (STAR) oversees the research and development efforts for all of our malware security technologies. These form the core protection capabilities of Symantec’s corporate and consumer security products.

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Global Intelligence Network

Applying artificial intelligence to analyze of over 3.7 billion lines of telemetry, Symantec offers the broadest and deepest set of threat intelligence in the industry. This level of visibility across endpoint, email, and web traffic allows us to discover and block advanced targeted attacks that would otherwise go undetected.

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Symantec Research Labs

As Symantec's global research organization, Symantec Research Labs (SRL) has played a leading role in exploring many cutting-edge technologies now commercialized across Symantec's many product areas. Such technologies from the group include targeted attack protection, reputation based security, industry-leading rootkit protection, cloud based security services, and some of the industry's earliest behavioral protection technologies. SRL is currently active in many research areas including privacy, cloud, insider threat detection, predictive analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), identity, artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, autonomous response, trust, key management, network protocols, and of course fighting malware. SRL pursues much of this research openly with many partners in universities and beyond.

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ISTR Volume 22

2017 Internet Security Threat Report

The 2017 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) details how simple tactics and innovative cyber criminals led to unprecedented outcomes in global threat activity. 

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