A top tech security vendor building out from its antivirus roots.
Articles about Symantec
While the crime rate appears to have dipped from 48 percent to 37 percent of online users, the cost per victim was the highest worldwide at US$1,158--nearly four times the global average, according to the 2013 Norton Study.
If you have 1.9 million bots at your disposal, which do you think would make more money? Apparently the criminals have figured that out for us.
Although organised online crime has largely been considered to be state sponsored, Symantec now claims that it has uncovered a highly organised 50- to 100-strong hacking group in China that can be hired out to conduct attacks globally.
The latest thing in the antivirus business is an edition that buys you protection on multiple device types, probably Windows, Mac and Android. Kaspersky has released theirs. It's partly a concession of the market failure of products for Mac and mobile.
There are many good Windows security suites on the market. The 2014 editions of Norton Antivirus, Norton Internet Security and Norton 360 are among them.
Upcoming changes to Australia's Privacy Act have a number of contentious points, but businesses are out of time to say they simply didn't know.
Securing a server and a laptop should be two different things, but many organisations are still looking at solving the security problem by installing antivirus and other end-point packages.
Updated: It's been a rough couple of weeks for employees in the tech industry.
Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat report suggests that SMBs remain an attractive target for those trying to steal intellectual property.
A new Java zero day shares traits with attacks on Hong Kong Amnesty International, researchers have found.
"You'll hear a lot of noise at RSA this week about six or seven shiny new objects. If you just buy my shiny new object, my shiny new point solution, that will solve all your security problems. The answer is, it's not true," says Symantec CEO Steve Bennett.
CEO Steve Bennett has said that the IT security vendor had gained too much corporate fat, slowing down its decision-making and communication. This led to the major reorganization, which will see "material" staff reduction.
According to reports, Symantec will be cutting 1,000 jobs in company restructuring efforts.
Despite solid third-quarter earnings, the security giant seeks to make a break with the past and start over with a new, leaner structure and an eye on the future.
Symantec says that as demand grows for cloud computing, businesses need to be aware of the "hidden costs" associated with this technology.