How Symantec’s CIO used SDN, cloud to pull off Veritas split

APACMIS Asia — It’s not uncommon for CIOs of large enterprises to manage big changes associated with mergers and acquisitions. But what is a CIO to do when she’s tasked with building new infrastructure for a standalone company in 12 months? That’s the question Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan faced after the board decided to divest Veritas, the storage software maker it purchased in 2005, to focus squarely on its core security business.

‘India ranks 3rd in Asia when it comes to ransomware attacks’

IndiaZee News — Sharing its security prediction in 2016, the US software security firm Symantec Corporation — that produces software for security, storage, backup and availability — said India receives ransomware attacks with over 60,000 attacks per year or 170 malware attacks per day. Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system.

Nasscom signs MoU with Symantec to develop skilled cyber security professionals

IndiaNEW DELHI: The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) and cyber security firm Symantec, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for ‘Building cyber security skills,’ Nasscom said in a statement. The MoU was signed between R. Chandrashekhar, president, Nasscom and Michael Brown, president and CEO, Symantec.  The development is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call at Nasscom’s silver jubilee in March 2015 to focus on global cyber security challenges.