Pervasiveness and Execution: Staying Ahead of Competitors

John Thompson, Symantec Corporation

Amateur hackers are mainly knowledgeable about the windows environment, says Thompson. But professional hackers can hack into anything. Symantec welcomes the giants like Intel and Microsoft into the space. According to Thompson, the Netscape phenomenon was a product of the arrogance of youth that is not prevalent in the country boys at Symantec.