SOURCE: Symantec

January 31, 2007 08:00 ET

Symantec CEO to Keynote at RSA Conference 2007

Symantec Executives to Participate in Panel Discussions

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 31, 2007 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that John W. Thompson, Symantec's chairman and chief executive officer, will keynote at the RSA® Conference 2007 on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. PT. Several other Symantec executives will present in various conference tracks including Applied Security Case Studies, Policy & Government, Wireless, Security Solutions, Enterprise Defense, and Authentication. RSA Conference 2007 is being held Feb. 5-9, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

In his keynote, Thompson will discuss the need to implement a broad IT risk management program and the importance of ensuring that customers have confidence in today's connected world. A live webcast of the speech will be available on Symantec's Web site at To listen to the live event, please go to the Web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available on the site shortly after the keynote.

Indy Chakrabarti, group product manager, Compliance and Security Management, will participate in the panel "Reaping Value from an Effective Security Configuration Management Program," part of the Applied Security Case Studies track, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 1:30 p.m. The panel will explore real-world case studies that demonstrate the challenges of implementing an effective security configuration management program.

Tiffany Jones, senior regional manager, Government Relations, will participate in the panel "Privacy and Data Security: Is It Time For Federal Legislation?," part of the Policy & Government track, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 4:10 p.m. The panel will analyze the challenges associated with crafting federal legislation and demonstrate the impact that legislation will have on maintaining the privacy of information on the Web.

Paul Miller, managing director, Mobile Security, is scheduled to participate in the panel "Smartphone Insecurity," part of the Wireless track, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 4:10 p.m. The panel will discuss the security of handheld devices in organizations and provide strategies on becoming more secure.

Francis deSouza, vice president, Information Foundation, is scheduled to present "Locking Down Corporate Data to Prevent Information Risk," part of the Security Solutions track, on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 10:40 a.m. This session will examine the changing threat landscape and the need for locking down corporate data.

Adam Rak, senior director, Government Relations, will participate in the panel "Heard on the Hill: The Cyber Security Legislative Climate," part of the Government Policy & Compliance track, on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 8 a.m. The panel will explore the current legislative climate in Washington, how recently passed and proposed regulations will impact daily businesses, and specific laws and bills related to cyber security.

James Connor, senior manager, Corporate Security, and Sreeni Kancharla, senior manager, Information Security, will present "Convergence of Physical Security Systems and IT Infrastructures," part of the Enterprise Defense track, on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 9:10 a.m. This session will analyze the convergence of physical security systems and IT infrastructures.

Ross Fubini, senior director of development, Information Foundation will participate in the panel "E-mail is Authenticated. Now what?," part of the Authentication track, on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 10:40 a.m. This panel will explore the evolution of authentication technologies and how combining authentication and reputation can restore trust in e-mail.

Enrique Salem, group president, Consumer Business Unit, will participate in the panel "Congratulations on the Acquisition - What's Next?," part of the Business Trends & Impact track, on Friday, Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. This panel will discuss the basics of how the M&A process works and how to navigate it successfully without exposing the company to unnecessary risk.

For more information on Symantec and its solutions visit the company at booth 1608. Highlighted solutions include Security Foundation, global services, information risk management, IT policy compliance, mobile security, Windows protection, and Data Center Foundation.

Now in its 16th year, RSA Conference consistently attracts the world's best and brightest in the security field, creating opportunities for Conference attendees to learn about IT security's most important issues through first-hand interactions with peers, luminaries and emerging and established companies. RSA Conference 2007 will provide the most up-to-date knowledge of the information security industry and will feature keynotes, tutorials, and more than 220 sessions relating to 19 tracks.

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