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Symantec Releases 2011 Cybercrime Report
2011-09-07 07:24:52

  Symantec Corp., the maker of Norton antivirus software, has calculated for the first time the annual cost of global cybercrime: $114 billion. The Norton Cybercrime Report 2011 found that 431 million adults were the victims of cybercrime within the past year, with the cost surpassing the combined global black market in marijuana, cocaine and heroin. According to the report more than two thirds of online adults have been the victim of cybercrime in their lifetime. Every second...

2011-05-20 00:00:29

Master Specialization Designation Recognizes Partners for Advanced Expertise in Symantec IT Solution Areas Cary, NC (PRWEB) May 19, 2011 Consonus today announced that it has achieved Symantec Master Specializations in the areas of High Availability, Archiving and eDiscovery, Data Protection, and Storage Management. Symantec Master Specialization recognizes and promotes qualified partners' deep expertise in delivering advanced consulting services in a specialized solution area. "The Master...

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2011-04-05 11:40:00

Malicious code is being spread by smartphones and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter as criminals target these devices, security software maker Symantec Corp. revealed in its annual threat analysis. "The report found that data breaches caused by hacking resulted in an average of more than 260,000 identities exposed per breach in 2010, nearly quadruple that of any other cause," according to a statement on Symantec's web site. When it comes to mobile devices, the report...

2011-02-08 07:35:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods, today released the second edition of "Fundamental Practices for Secure Software Development: A Guide to the Most Effective Secure Development Practices in Use Today." The report is intended to...

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2010-08-21 09:15:00

Intel Corp.'s $7.68 billion all-cash acquisition of McAfee Inc. may pressure Symantec Corp., the largest supplier of security software, to create new products and alliances if it is to remain competitive.The deal indicates a shift in the global security software market, allowing Intel to incorporate McAfee's protection programs into chips that power servers, smartphones and other products that connect to the Internet, boosting performance and making systems less vulnerable to...


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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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