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Symantec Expert to Speak at Homeland Security for Networked Industries Conference


CUPERTINO, Calif. - Jan 9, 2006 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), today announced that Gary Sevounts, Symantecís senior director of power and utilities industry strategies and solutions, is presenting at the Homeland Security for Networked Industries (HSNI) Conference, taking place January 9-11 in Orlando, FL. HSNI provides an opportunity for participants to demonstrate product value and security expertise to executive level IT decision makers in utilities, telecommunication and transportation.

Sevountsí presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 3:00 pm and will provide utility companies with best practice recommendations on addressing security issues and regulatory concerns with a holistic approach focused on protecting critical infrastructure assets and facilities. The presentation, entitled ďEffective Ways of Complying with NERC CIP StandardsĒ will outline recommendations on assessment, testing and measurement procedures that must be considered when developing a robust security posture.

As senior director of Power and Energy strategies and solutions for Symantec Corporation, Gary Sevounts is responsible for the definition and introduction of Symantecís security and availability solutions for the electric power, oil and gas, and related utilities industries. With more than 15 years of experience in information technology including eight years in information security, Sevounts brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Symantecís partnership with the Power and Energy industry. Gary is a frequent speaker and thought leader on SCADA / DCS cyber security and actively participates in industry events and organizations.

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