Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company,
today announced it has become a member of the United States’ Department
of Defense’s (DOD) Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cybersecurity (CS)
program. The DIB CS program is a voluntary cyber threat
information-sharing initiative established by the DOD to enhance and
supplement DIB participants’ capabilities to mitigate cyber attacks. The
program features a collaborative information-sharing environment where
members voluntarily report cyber threats as well as information on how
to prevent/mitigate those threats.
“This is a prime example of an effective government-industry
collaborative partnership. Symantec is proud to work in conjunction with
the DOD and its partners to deliver a stronger cyber environment,” said
Chris Townsend, Symantec vice president of federal. “The DIB CS program
provides an important platform to share threat information and best
practices, helping to improve the overall cyber awareness and security
posture of all members. Symantec is proud to become a member of this
Symantec is supporting the mission of the DOD against cyber adversaries
by working collaboratively to enhance the security posture of the United
States. DIB CS industry partners can benefit from Symantec’s array of
cyber security capabilities to enable compliance with the mandates of
the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) SP 800-171.
NIST SP 800-171 establishes a set of security requirements for
protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) stored in
nonfederal systems and organizations.
Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network is one of the world’s largest
threat intelligence networks, composed of threat data from 175 million
protected endpoints and 123 million attack sensors worldwide collecting
billions of cyber threat telemetry vectors daily.
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 www.symantec.com or
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