Marian Merritt Explains Internet Crime In the Early 21st Century

Marian Merritt, Norton’s Internet Safety Advocate

Marian Merritt serves as an advisor to Symantec, maker of the Norton brand of computer security products and offers consumers everywhere easy-to-understand advice on Internet safety – from how to avoid being a victim of identity theft to what parents need to know about cyber bullying.

Marian is the author of Norton’s “Family Online Safety Guide,” a free guide for parents and educators that focuses on age-specific solutions for protecting children online. She is also editor-in-chief of Norton’s Family Resource Web site (, which offers free tips, resources and information on a broad array of Internet security topics. On this site, consumers can submit technology-related questions to be answered by Marian, listen to podcasts and read columns about keeping safe on the Internet.

Marian has appeared on “Good Morning America” and in Family Circle and Parenting magazines to discuss Internet safety issues relevant to families. Additionally, when a virus or other cybercrime makes headlines, Marian contributes to national and regional TV, radio and print outlets covering the story to explain the threat and offer consumers practical advice.

Marian lives and works in Los Angeles, California.