Symantec helps government prepare for web-safety week


Symantec helps government prepare for web-safety week

Antony Savvas

Symantec has become a sponsor of the government's Get Safe Online campaign, ready for the campaign's web-safety week on 12-16 November. is a joint government and industry initiative that provides a one-stop shop for free, independent, expert advice aimed at helping individuals and small businesses protect themselves against web threats such as viruses, spam, spyware and online fraud.

John Brigden, Symantec senior vice-president at Symantec for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said, "In the latest Symantec Internet Security Report, we reported that the home user accounted for 95% of all targeted attacks.

"Symantec fully supports the Get Safe Online campaign. We are pleased to be part of a drive that recognises not only the need to help educate the consumer, but also the unique challenges faced by micro and small businesses."

Symantec experts will be part of the 2007 Get Safe Online Week during 12-16 November, providing advice on how to best protect users' PCs from attack.

The Get Safe Online campaign was started three years ago.

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