The black market figures prominently in Symantecís campaign to educate consumers about the dangers that lurk online. Recently a traveling black market exhibit stopped in Mountain View, California and Toronto, Canada, drawing more than 400 Symantec employees to the hands-on exhibit that demonstrates how personal information is bought and sold online. The exhibit also includes a display allowing visitors to calculate the value of their own personal information on the black market as well as the Threat Factory, a behind-the-scenes look at cybercrime with examples of phishing schemes and other demonstrations to illuminate how these syndicates operate.
The Black Market exhibit clearly shows the dangers of cybercrime but it also offers hope in the form of Nortonís 2010 products. The 2010 line offers the same market-leading protection Symantec is known for, with the addition of Quorum that leverages behavioral technology as well as the network of Norton users from around the world to keep a userís computer and private information safe.