How skills-based volunteering develops employee talent while making an impact
By Ashley Savageau | Manager, Community Relations
We’re focused on channeling the talents of Symantec employees to nonprofit organizations in need through our skills-based volunteer initiatives. Our engineers, salespeople, accountants, product managers, and others use their unique skill set to help nonprofits solve critical challenges, giving and receiving in the process.
How Symantec’s recently expanded software donation program is making an impact in Moldova
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 206countries worldwide, solve today’s biggest security challenges and protect against the ever-evolving threat landscape.
Symantec’s 12th annual Corporate Responsibility Report shows legacy of impact
By Amanda Davis | Sr. Manager, CR and Environment
Today, Symantec has published its 12th annual Corporate Responsibility Report. We are proud to share our 2019 CR Report, as it highlights the progress we’ve made in delivering on our CR commitments and the legacy of impact made possible by our dedicated CR team, executive champions, employee volunteers, consultants, and nonprofit partners.
The National PTA and Symantec partner for National Cyber Security Awareness Month
By Tess Hetzel | Corporate Responsibility Manager
This article was originally posted here in the National PTA's magazine.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort to raise awareness and provide education on ways to be safer online at work, at home, at school, and all of the places in between.
As we wrap up National Cyber Security Awareness month, join Symantec and partners The Identity Theft Resource Center and Infolock for our final webinar. Whether you are connecting to networks or collecting customer/consumer data, protection is needed. This group of speakers will help familiarize you on how to check your systems and how to keep others’ data safe. Topics will include:
Symantec invites you to join us as well as TechSoup and the Michigan Small Business Development Center for a discussion on how to apply added layers of security to your devices and online accounts. The changes in technology are not slowing, with all of the changes cybercriminals are adapting to become more sophisticated. Better protect your personal info with available security features on your own devices. We will focus on small businesses and nonprofits and the topics will include:
Cyber warrior Avneet Hall reduces cyber threats while smashing glass ceilings
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.
4 ways Symantec’s Corporate Responsibility team advocates for a safer and more sustainable future
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.
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: