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Symantec to Speak at Grace Hopper Celebration 2018

Symantec's Meg Layton will discuss Capture the Flag cyber security competitions and lessons learned from past cyber attacks

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – September 12, 2018 – Symantec, the world's leading cyber security company, today announced its presence at the upcoming Grace Hopper Celebration 2018, expected to be the world's largest and most influential gathering of women technologists, presented by and the Association for Computing Machinery. Meg Layton, Director of Engineering for Symantec's Cyber Security Services business unit, will present as well as participate in a cyber security panel during's annual event for women technologists, by women technologists.


Symantec's Meg Layton will speak at's Grace Hopper Celebration 2018 from September 26-28 in Houston, Texas. Meg will present on Capture the Flag (CTF) cyber security competitions and participate in a panel discussion on improving cloud generation defensive strategies based on the lessons learned from past memorable cyber attacks.


Am I Ready for a CTF? What's a CTF Anyway?: In this discussion, Meg will clear up all of the mysteries of CTF competitions, illustrate the different types that exist and help discover when people are ready to participate in them.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 3:45-4:05 p.m. CDT

Cybersecurity: Where Everything Old is New Again!: In this panel alongside industry professionals from Cisco, Excelsior College, FireEye and Oasis Systems, Meg will revisit memorable cyber attacks from the past and provide insights into lessons learned that can help the future defensive position.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. CDT


Dr. Meg Layton is Director of Engineering for Symantec's Cyber Security Services business unit, working with a team of software engineers and security professionals to build and deliver the tools used by front line defenders in cyber space. She volunteers as a technical mentor for local CyberPatriot organizations and serves as an adjunct professor for colleges, teaching courses in information security, including computer forensics and risk assessment.


George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010

About Symantec

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 or connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

About Grace Hopper Celebration

The world's largest gathering of women technologists, the 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC 18), will be held September 26-28 in Houston, Texas. This year's gathering will welcome more than 20,000 attendees. In addition to the presentation of this year's Abie Awards, the celebration will feature keynote speeches from leading technical women, career development sessions, the inaugural PitcHER™ contest for entrepreneurs, poster sessions, a hackathon, and the industry's largest technical career fair for women.