Symantec To Partners: Tackle Cybersecurity's Crucial Next Steps

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Gigi Schumm, vice president and general manager of Symantec's public sector organization, introduced the conference and later told CRN that the previous night's election results probably wouldn't have changed the government's posture on cybersecurity much.

"I don't think we will see major changes," she said. "Both Obama and Mitt Romney had said that cybersecurity was a priority, and we've had the opportunity to see that it has been a priority for President Obama, so I expect that to continue. Obama has also shown under his administration that he's interested in private/public partnership, so I think that's a good thing."

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