SOURCE: Symantec


June 04, 2009 08:00 ET

Senator Mark R. Warner and Melissa Hathaway to Keynote at Symantec Government Symposium 2009

Government and Industry Experts to Address Strategies for Maintaining Information Security and Transparency in Next Generation Government

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Melissa Hathaway, acting senior director for cyberspace for the National Security and Homeland Security Councils, will deliver keynote addresses at Symantec Government Symposium: Government 2.0 - Moving Forward Together. The event will be held on June 16, 2009 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

The Government Symposium is a complimentary, one-day annual event that is devoted to the public sector and its partners. The event will bring together more than 500 government IT, security and business professionals to discuss challenges and opportunities related to information management and security in a Web 2.0 world.

Symantec President and CEO, Enrique T. Salem, and Chairman of the Board John W. Thompson will welcome attendees to the Symposium. In addition to the keynote addresses, six speaking tracks will be offered on topics including cloud computing, virtualization, infrastructure protection, e-Discovery, green IT, standardization and security awareness as they relate to the public sector.

Symposium Topics:

  • Government 2.0 implications for data management and information protection

  • Information sharing and next-generation government

  • Evolution of secure and transparent government

  • Governance priorities

  • Virtual environment management and protection

  • Cloud computing

  • The Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) and the new administration

To register for the Symposium, view the full speaker faculty, or access more information, visit


"The new administration, evolving IT policies and dynamic technology tools are changing the way government communicates, collaborates and serves citizens. It is essential for the government and its partners to enable information transparency while providing consistent protection at every information point within the infrastructure to protect government and citizen data," said Jim Russell, Symantec's vice president for public sector. "Symantec Government Symposium 2009 will encourage government and industry to work together and share their expertise on making information secure and available in Government 2.0."

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