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Mark Egan is Symantec's chief information officer and vice president of information technology. He is responsible for the management of Symantec's internal business systems, computing infrastructure, and information security program. Egan led the rapid transformation of Symantec's internal information systems over the past four years, as the company grew to be the leader in Internet security. Egan brings more than 25 years of information technology experience from a variety of industries. Prior to Symantec, he held several senior-level positions with companies including Sun Microsystems, Price Waterhouse, Atlantic Richfield Corp., Martin Marietta Data Systems, and Wells Fargo Bank. He is a member of the American Management Association's Information Systems and Technology Council and serves on the technical advisory boards for Golden Gate University and the Center for Electronic Business at San Francisco State University. Egan is also co-chair of TechNet's Cyber Security Practices Adoption Campaign. Egan was a contributing author to CIO Wisdom and is a frequent speaker on best practices for information technology and information security.

Egan holds a master's degree in finance and international business from the University of San Diego and a bachelor's degree in computer sciences from the University of Clarion.

Tim Mather is Symantec's vice president and chief information security officer and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM). As the chief information security officer, he is responsible for the development of all information systems security policies, oversight of implementation of all security-related policies and procedures, and all information systems audit-related activities. He also works closely with internal products groups on security capabilities in Symantec products. Prior to joining Symantec in September 1999, Mather was the manager of security at VeriSign. In addition, he was formerly manager of information systems security at Apple Computer. Mather's experience also includes seven years in Washington, D.C. working on secure communications for a classified, national-level command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I) project, which involved both civilian and military departments and agencies.

Mather holds master's degrees in national security studies from Georgetown University and international policy studies from Monterey Institute of International Studies. He holds a bachelor's degree in political economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

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