Feeling secure? Symantec CEO does not

Thursday, 22 July 2004, 3:03 PM EST

CEO John Thompson has succeeded in transforming Symantec from a seller of PC utilities for the consumer market into a major player in enterprise security software.

But for all his accomplishment, the preternaturally upbeat executive says he's not feeling too secure these days.

While many companies--and some government agencies--have done much to secure themselves against hacker attacks, many parts of the Internet remain vulnerable. Government officials, chief executives and consumers need to do more when it comes to securing themselves, and security policy is still lagging behind the threats, says Thompson, who is also a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Committee. He was appointed to the panel by President Bush in 2002.

By Robert Lemos at CNET.

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