Symantec's Garcia-Manrique touted cloud-based security technologies (which, incidentally, the company sells) as a way for small firms to gain the expertise needed to lock down data.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based firm is not the only tech heavyweight banging the cybersecurity drum. Last week, research from the
, sponsored by
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that the cost of cybercrime is increasing dramatically for businesses.
A number of big-name firms, such as
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, have already hit the headlines after
Last month, security guru Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab,
that hackers could shut down power in most of the world within a matter of decades.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta also warned of a looming
"cyber pearl harbor"
during a speech in New York last week, outlining the potential for a massive attack against critical U.S. infrastructure.
A number of large U.S. financial institutions have faced significant
recently, alarming experts with the speed and the scale of the digital assaults.
Symantec shares closed up 0.45% at $17.96 on Monday.
Written by James Rogers in New York.
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