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Symantec Honors 2012 Cyber Award Winners

Symantec Honors 2012 Cyber Award Winners 
Awards Recognize Individuals Who Exemplify Excellence in Government
Cyber Security 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/06/12 --  Symantec Corp.
(NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the 2012 Cyber Award winners, which
recognize leaders who exemplify government cyber security excellence
through their contributions to programs that protect national and
global data and systems. The awards also recognize thought leaders
who have developed and operationalized innovative strategies or
programs to address government cybersecurity challenges. 
Symantec along with its platinum partners -- General Dynamics, HP and
NetApp -- will honor the Cyber Award winners at the 2012 Symantec
Government Symposium. General Keith B. Alexander and Ted Koppel will
keynote the event, scheduled for Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the
Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Now in its
10th year, the one-day annual Symantec Government Symposium invites
the government IT security community to engage in peer-to-peer
dialogue on the most pressing issues in today's information
management and security arena.  
"Each and every day, our public servants in government IT security
and management play a critical role in securing our country's online
information," said Gigi Schumm, vice president and general manager
for Symantec Public Sector. "Symantec -- along with our platinum
sponsors General Dynamics, HP and NetApp -- is honored to recognize
leaders who constantly strive to raise the bar on cybersecurity, here
in the U.S. and abroad." 
The Symantec Government Symposium Advisory Group selected winners
based on their strong leadership, innovative approaches and
willingness to go "above and beyond" to make a difference in
government cyber security. The awards recognize winners in five
categories: 


 
--  U.S. Congress/Capitol Hill
--  International - Civilian
--  National/Federal - Civilian
--  National/Federal - Defense
--  Regional/State and Local
--  Education

  
2012 Cyber Award Winners: 


 
--  U.S. Congress/Capitol Hill: Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), U.S. Senate
    
    Senator Carper serves on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and
    Governmental Affairs, where he chairs the Subcommittee on Federal
    Financial Management. He has led the charge for more than six years to
    reform the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and
    has always been a technology community ally. He is a primary advocate
    for moving government away from a paper-based audit system, to
    continuous network monitoring to mitigate cyber threats. He has also
    placed a focus on IT management, encouraging chief information
    officers and chief information security officers to have more control
    over technology budgets to ensure that agencies can -- on an automated
    and continuous basis -- detect, report and mitigate cyber incidents.
    The Cyber Awards recognize Senator Carper as one of today's leading
    cybersecurity advocates in the U.S. Senate.
    
    
--  International - Civilian: Cornelia Rogall-Grothe, (federal government
    commissioner for Information Technology and state secretary at the
    Federal Ministry of the Interior) for the Federal Republic of Germany
    
    State Secretary Rogall-Grothe is responsible for the strategic IT
    security guidelines in Germany's federal administration and is
    involved in all proposed legislation and other government projects
    significantly affecting IT in public administration. She heads the
    National Cyber Security Council that aims to enhance cyber security
    cooperation within the federal government and the public and the
    private sectors. Under State Secretary's Rogall-Grothe's leadership,
    in February 2011, Germany implemented a comprehensive cybersecurity
    strategy, which includes establishing objectives and measures to
    protect critical infrastructure, control crime in cyberspace and
    coordinate cybersecurity efforts across borders. The Cyber Awards
    recognize State Secretary Rogall-Grothe for her leadership in moving
    the German government's cybersecurity initiatives forward.
    
    
--  National/Federal - Civilian: Rickey T. Branning, Manager, Information
    System Security, Computer Incident Response Team, U.S. Postal Service
    
    Branning manages the U.S. Postal Service Security Process Enhancement
    team that deployed data loss prevention (DLP) tools to monitor the
    daily design, analysis and debugging of its infrastructure to ensure
    sensitive information is not exposed or stored in inappropriate
    locations. Branning championed the acquisition and implementation of
    DLP for a network that is one of the largest in the world, supporting
    more than 600,000 employees and contractors, as well as more than 800
    business and support services applications. He is highly respected
    within the Postal Service community for his communication, management
    and problem-solving skills, as well as his focus on the customer. The
    Cyber Awards recognize Branning for his continued efforts to seek
    opportunities to improve business processes, products and services.
    
    
--  National/Federal - Defense: Major General Suzanne M. Vautrinot, 24th
    Air Force
     Major General Vautrinot is the Commander for the 24th Air
    Force (24 AF); Air Forces Cyber (AFCYBER); and Air Force Network
    Operations, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. As Commander, 24
    AF, she provides the Air Force with trained and ready cyber forces to
    conduct full spectrum operations. As the Commander of AFCYBER, she
    provides combatant commanders with trained and ready cyber forces
    which plan and conduct cyberspace operations worldwide 24/7, 365 days
    per year. In her role as Commander, Air Force Network Operations, she
    operates and defends the Air Force cyber enterprise. The Cyber Awards
    recognize Major General Vautrinot today as she continues to provide
    guidance and leadership to 3,500 active duty military personnel, 800
    military civilians and 11,000 Air National Guard and Air Force
    reservists in three global operational cyber wings.
    
    
--  Regional/State and Local: Governor Rick Snyder, State of Michigan
    
    Rick Snyder was elected Governor of Michigan in January 2011, and in
    October of the same year he launched the Michigan Cyber Initiative, a
    focused action plan that that will help defend Michigan against cyber
    attacks and position the state to take advantage of opportunities in
    the growing cybersecurity industry. The initiative acknowledges the
    boundless benefits of the internet -- including its ability to improve
    communication efficiency and empower business -- but simultaneously
    identifies the growth and sophistication of internet-based attacks on
    personal safety and economic security. The Cyber Awards recognize
    Governor Snyder for leading Michigan to protect its critical systems
    and data and accelerate cybersecurity industry development and
    growth.
    
    
--  Education: Kristopher Cox, Chief Information Security Officer, J.
    Sargeant Reynolds Community College (JSRCC)/Virginia Community College
    System
     Through his leadership and direction, Cox blazed the path for
    JSRCC to host its first U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC), which aims to
    significantly reduce the cyber workforce shortage by serving as the
    premier program to identify, attract, recruit and place the next
    generation of cybersecurity professionals. Through his tireless
    efforts over the course of a year, Cox successfully coordinated
    everything from catering to press interviews for JRSRCC's USCC, and
    ultimately enabled 40 students to secure jobs and scholarships. The
    Cyber Awards recognize Cox for his continued efforts to raise
    awareness of the importance of cyber security to the next generation
    of IT leaders.

  
The Symantec Government Symposium will feature five tracks, more than
30 government speakers and post-election plenary panels debating
cyber policy priorities and global data protection. For more
information or to register, visit www.symantec.com/symposium.  
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