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Symantec Spotlights Cryptojacking, Future Trends in Security Expertise, and Adversarial Machine Learning Techniques at Black Hat USA 2018


Symantec CTO Hugh Thompson and Security Technology and Response Director Liam O’Murchu to Speak at Conference

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced details of its participation at Black Hat USA 2018, taking place from August 4 – 9 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Booth Highlights

Symantec experts will present a cryptojacking simulation at its booth (#912) on Wednesday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. PT and Thursday, August 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT. As seen in Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), Vol. 23, detections of coinminers on endpoint computers increased by 8,500 percent in 2017. Symantec’s cryptojacking simulation will demonstrate the risk and consequences of this emerging threat for enterprises and consumers.

Additionally, Symantec experts will be at the booth to share their analysis of the latest cyber threats, trends and attackers. Visitors can also learn how Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform can solve the challenges of the cloud generation by unifying cloud and on-premise security through advanced threat protection and information protection across all endpoints, networks, email, and cloud applications.

Session Highlights

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About Black Hat

For more than 20 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends. These high-profile global events and trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia. More information is available at: Black Hat is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world.

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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 information, please visit or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Any forward-looking indication of plans for products is preliminary and all future release dates are tentative and are subject to change. Any future release of the product or planned modifications to product capability, functionality, or feature are subject to ongoing evaluation by Symantec, and may or may not be implemented and should not be considered firm commitments by Symantec and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions.

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Source: Symantec Corporation