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Symantec Sponsors the U.S. Small Business Administration's Entrepreneurial Development Institute
CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2004--
Symantec Highlights the Importance of Internet Security for Small
Businesses During National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:SYMC), the global leader in information
security, today announced its sponsorship of the U.S. Small Business
Administration's (SBA) Entrepreneurial Development Institute training
center in San Jose, Calif. In recognition of October National Cyber
Security Awareness Month, Symantec will also begin offering workshops
in the Entrepreneurial Development Institute that will focus on
educating small businesses about issues related to Internet security
and providing best practices for keeping their businesses protected
against online threats. The first Symantec small business Internet
security workshop will take place on Oct. 28, 2004.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is an initiative of the
National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), an organization dedicated to
raising Internet security awareness nationwide. During the second week
of October, the NCSA is emphasizing activities for educating small
businesses on cyber security awareness and preparedness.
"Small businesses face the same type of online threats as large
corporations -- from viruses, worms and Trojan horses to malicious
hackers attempting to break into their systems," said Matthew
Moynahan, vice president of consumer products and solutions, Symantec
Corp. "However, unlike large companies, small businesses often lack
the resources to educate themselves about Internet security.
Symantec's sponsorship of the Entrepreneurial Development Institute
and our upcoming Internet security workshops underscore our commitment
to providing small businesses with the tools and information they need
to protect their critical digital assets."
The Entrepreneurial Development Institute is a fully equipped,
state-of-the-art training center that offers executive management and
technology training for small businesses. More than 100 workshops are
conducted in the Entrepreneurial Development Institute every month.
These workshops cover a variety of subjects, including training in the
latest computer technology, management concepts, financial planning
"The Entrepreneurial Development Institute is an important
component of the SBA's efforts to empower small businesses and ensure
their success," said Mark Quinn, district director for the San
Francisco District Office of the SBA. "With Symantec's support, we
will not only be able to continue to educate small businesses on an
array of topics, but we'll also be able to expand our offerings with
workshops on cyber security, a subject matter of growing interest to
For more information on the Entrepreneurial Development Center,
please visit http://www.ecenteronline.org/train_center.htm.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent
federal agency established by Congress to assist, counsel, support and
protect the interest of small business concerns, and to assist them in
their start-up and growth.
The San Francisco District Office of the SBA serves fourteen
counties in Northern California, spanning from Santa Cruz County to
the south and to the Oregon border to the north. Counties include:
Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino,
Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and
Symantec is the global leader in information security providing a
broad range of software, appliances and services designed to help
individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and large enterprises
secure and manage their IT infrastructure. Symantec's Norton brand of
products is the worldwide leader in consumer security and
problem-solving solutions. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif.,
Symantec has operations in more than 35 countries. More information is
available at http://www.symantec.com.
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