We are proud the U.S. government is supporting computer science education in schools for it is a big step forward in achieving access for all.
Computer Science (CS) education, particularly for underrepresented populations such as women and people of color, has been an area of focus for Symantec. We realize the importance of addressing those dire statistics facing our industry: women compose less than one-third of the technical employees, and African-Americans less than three percent, at some of the largest technology companies.
By Stephen Trilling, Symantec's Chief Technology Officer
December 7th-13th was special for the computer science world – it was Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek). CSEdWeek always falls around December 9th, the birthday of the legendary Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, in recognition of her amazing contributions to computer science.
By Lora Phillips, Symantec's Director, Corporate Responsibility
From fundraising for cancer, to facility improvement and cybersecurity training, Symantec employees around the world have accepted the Take 5 challenge and are making a difference in their communities.
By Cecily Joseph, VP, Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer
Climate change is one of the great challenges of our time, and the time for meaningful action on a global scale is now. At Symantec we believe moving to a low carbon economy requires innovation and cooperation. We hope others will join us in this important mission.” - Michael A. Brown, Symantec President and CEO
Online crime is always personal. Cyber criminals are experts at using the data people innocently provide online to defraud or steal their identities. Educating the public on Internet security is essential for increasing safe and confident online use.
By Dan Hastings, IT instructor at Year Up Bay Area
It is estimated that around 300,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. cannot be filled. Out of these 300,000 jobs, 20 percent can actually be filled by candidates that do not have a four-year college degree.
In 2015, Symantec released its corporate responsibility report focused on three pillars: Our People, Your Information and The World. This infographic provides a brief overview of the themes of the report.