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Symantec Debuts the Cyber Security Brief Podcast


Weekly Podcast Delivers the Latest Cyber Security News, Hosted by
Threat Researchers from Symantec

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC), the world's leading cyber security
company, today announced the debut of its Cyber
Security Brief Podcast
. Hosted by threat researchers from Symantec's
Security Technology and Response (STAR) division, the new podcast
provides a weekly update on the latest cyber security news and

Symantec's STAR division plays a central role in harnessing telemetry
from the world's largest civilian threat network. The team has published
extensive and ground-breaking research on the world's most insidious,
costly, and complex cyber attacks, including Stuxnet, WannaCry, and
Dragonfly to name just a few. STAR has also collaborated with law
enforcement in the arrest and prosecution of hundreds of cybercriminals
over the years.

"Symantec's STAR organization is composed of security engineers, virus
hunters, threat analysts and researchers around the globe. They are the
industry's eyes and ears when it comes to surveying and keeping a finger
on the pulse of the security threat landscape," said Orla Cox, Director
of Symantec Security Response. "The Cyber Security Brief Podcast
provides a first-hand perspective from these world-class researchers on
the cyber security landscape and the newest Symantec research, as well
as their experiences working to protect companies and individuals around
the world."

The debut season includes the following episodes so far:

  • Episode 1: Symantec discusses a major law enforcement operation
    against Business Email Compromise (BEC) scammers, as well as an
    interesting court case regarding the legality of browser-based coin
    mining. Jon DiMaggio, the Symantec investigator responsible for the
    research into the cyber espionage group Thrip,
    also joins as a guest.
  • Episode 2: A closer examination of the Ticketmaster breach, a
    discussion of the risk of insider attacks, and why organizations
    continue to run legacy systems despite the security risks.
  • Episode 3: Mid-year review – A look back at some of the biggest
    stories in the first half of 2018, including VPNFilter,
    and Spectre
    . Symantec also looks to the world of IoT and discusses
    whether smart locks are as smart as they claim to be.
  • Episode 4: Special Report – A discussion on the surge of supply
    chain attacks. Supply chain attacks increased by 200 percent between
    2016 and 2017, with at least one such attack occurring every month in
    2017. Symantec also examines two high-profile examples of these
    attacks: Petya/NotPetya and CCleaner.
  • Episode 5: New research on PowerShell
    , as well as a discussion on extortion scams and the
    financial cost of data breaches for businesses.

To listen and subscribe to the podcast, please visit the Symantec
Cyber Security Brief Podcast page

About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC), the world's leading cyber security
company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most
important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to
Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against
sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure.
Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families
rely on Symantec's Norton and LifeLock product suites to protect their
digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec operates one of
the world's largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to
see and protect against the most advanced threats. For additional
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