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Cyber is Not For You Because You Are a Mom

Cyber warrior Avneet Hall reduces cyber threats while smashing glass ceilings
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By Avneet Hall, Symantec Cyber Career Connection Graduate

One of the first things I heard as I began my career in cybersecurity was, “Cyber is not for you because you’re a mom.” I was also told, “You’ll never see your kids.” As a first time mother of a six-week old baby, I had doubts about starting my cyber career. But, I thought about all of the women and mothers who are doctors, surgeons, and military commanders and decided, if they can do those jobs, I’m sure I can do this one.

Why We Advocate

4 ways Symantec’s Corporate Responsibility team advocates for a safer and more sustainable future
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By Tess Hetzel, Corporate Responsibility Manager

Living in Washington, D.C., “advocacy” is a word I hear every single day. Being a good corporate citizen means engaging with public policy, as local, state, and federal laws affect our employees, partners, and customers. Many of our stakeholders care not only about Symantec’s commitment to and track record on issues like climate change and diversity, but also about how we’re speaking out on these issues and mobilizing action.

[Webinar] “Owning” Your Most Significant Personal Information

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Start October strong with Symantec and NCSAM partners, the National PTA, Connect Safely and the National Cyber Security Alliance, to learn how to protect the devices you use day to day. Understanding how to protect your most significant personal information is crucial in this world of constant connection. We will focus on elements of home and family and the topics will include:

How Symantec Protects People and Data at Nonprofit Partners

Nonprofits need cybersecurity tools as much as for-profit businesses do, and Symantec is helping to provide them.
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By Calvin Hennick

Like organizations in every industry, nonprofits have valuable data they need to protect. In addition to employee payroll and donor data, nonprofits store and manage information as diverse as HIV treatment records, notes from drug counseling sessions, and the addresses and phone numbers of victims of domestic violence. 

Comcast Partners with Three More State Attorneys General on Internet Safety Through Internet Essentials

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Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama attorneys general join the nationwide effort to address challenges seniors, parents, and students face online. Comcast surprised students and seniors with free laptops and invests in digital skills training across three southeastern states.

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Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama attorneys general join the nationwide effort to address challenges seniors, parents, and students face online. Comcast surprised students and seniors with free laptops and invests in digital skills training across three southeastern states.

Providing Resources in Africa Requires Security in North Carolina

A Norton Security Deluxe donation enables Africa Exchange to provide critical resources to communities in need
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Product donation is Symantec’s largest mechanism to support the nonprofit community and help nonprofits fulfill their missions. Since launching the software donation program with TechSoup in 2002, Symantec has helped more than 102,000 nonprofits and public libraries in 206 countries worldwide, solve today’s biggest security challenges and protect against the ever-evolving threat landscape.

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Product donation is Symantec’s largest mechanism to support the nonprofit community and help nonprofits fulfill their missions. Since launching the software donation program with TechSoup in 2002, Symantec has helped more than 102,000 nonprofits and public libraries in 206 countries worldwide, solve today’s biggest security challenges and protect against the ever-evolving threat landscape.

Cybersecurity Grand Challenges – Setting the Stage for a Secure Future

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Booz Allen empowers others to take a future-forward approach to change the world, especially in critical areas of the government and industry such as cybersecurity. That’s why Booz Allen didn’t pass on the opportunity to invest in a process to “make the Internet safe and secure for the functioning of Government and critical services for the American people by 2028,” as outlined in the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC)’s Report to the President on a Cybersecurity Moonshot. 

How Federal Agencies Can Improve Online Experiences—Tips from Booz Allen

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Consumer brands from eBay to E*TRADE have raised the bar for online customer experiences, investing in disruptive innovations, and raising expectations for all digital experiences, including those delivered by government. 

Building Cyber Security Career Pathways: Year Up & Symantec

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Year Up and Symantec partnered to develop a Cyber Security career pathway to prepare more young adults for in-demand careers in the Cyber Security industry.

Click here to learn more about how Symantec and Year Up's partnership

What Will A Cyber Security Job Look Like in 3 Years?

3 ways Year Up is using Symantec’s new grant
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By Richard Bardine, Senior Director of Program Solutions at Year Up

Did you know that in the last 12 months, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area alone, there were more than 180 jobs that specifically required either Networking+ or Security+ certifications? As the Senior Director of Program Solutions at Year Up, I spend a lot of my day thinking about what type of jobs will exist in the next 36 months.

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