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Security company Symantec shifts focus to minimize data breach damages

Symantec is adjusting to changing cybersecurity needs, and is creating a response team to assist companies once they've been compromised.

Published Mon, May 5 2014 3:45 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Security company Symantec is changing its product strategy as antivirus "is dead," and companies can no longer rely on just antivirus product suites, according to Brian Dye, Symantec senior vice president for information security. Symantec is changing gears and plans to create a new response team able to assist companies on disaster recovery once a security breach has taken place.

Security company Symantec shifts focus to minimize data breach damages | TweakTown.com

PC security threats are evolving and security companies are now boosting technology to stifle cybercriminals once they breach a system. End-users are the first line of PC security defense, though tend to mistakenly click links, install malware, and circumvent security protocols in place.

It's an important lesson for companies, as the number of cyberattacks targeting end-users and corporations continues to rise, recent studies have found.

NEWS SOURCE:online.wsj.com

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