MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced it is collaborating with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Africa Teen Geeks organization to host a three-day hackathon from July 9-11, 2018 at Symantec’s Mountain View campus. UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs, international crime and…

Bethesda, MD., June 4, 2018 – SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS New York City Summer 2018(#SANSNYC) taking place August 13-18. Hands-on immersion style courses will cover a variety of topics including cyber defense, ethical hacking, penetration testing, digital forensics and security management. Forensic experts Heather Mahalik and…

This month, in honor of Women’s History Month, we spotlight Symantec Cyber Career Connection (Symantec C3) alumna Layla Gardner. Symantec C3 partner NPower recently launched their campaign “The Future of Tech Has a Name” to launch 15,000 digital careers by 2022.  Today we are excited to feature the second part of our three-part series, “The Future of Cybersecurity Has a Name”,…

While nobody has a crystal ball for what’s coming this year, I think we can all agree tough security lessons were learned in 2017. From Yahoo indicating that every one of its 3 Billion email accounts (that’s a B) was exposed in a breach to some pretty serious hacking tools believed to have been developed…

The world has once again been reminded that the threat of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure systems remains very real. Last month, Britain’s defense secretary, Gavin Williamson, iterated that Russia held the potential for wide disruption and “thousands of deaths” through such attacks. His announcement was the latest indication of increased chatter regarding attacks on critical infrastructure,…

Kaspersky Lab has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in response to the decision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ban the use of the company’s products in federal agencies. The Russia-based cybersecurity firm’s appeal, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, targets the DHS’s Binding Operational Directive…

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a bill that prohibits the use of Kaspersky Lab products and services in federal agencies. The National Defense Authorization Act for FY2018 (H.R. 2810) focuses on Department of Defense and Department of Energy programs, authorizes recruitment and retention bonuses for the Armed Forces, and makes changes to national…

The cloud environment is elastic and moves fast. That elasticity applies to cyberattacks just as much, so it is critical for enterprises to have visibility into all the data that crosses its network. While moving workloads and applications to the cloud brings flexibility and agility, it also introduces multiple points of attack.  Enterprises need to…