Author: Gary Davis

Gary Davis Gary Davis is Chief Consumer Security Evangelist. Through a consumer lens, he works closely with internal teams to drive strategic alignment of products with the needs of the security space. Gary also oversees McAfee online safety education to educate businesses and consumers by distilling complex security topics into easily understandable and actionable advice. During his 5+ years at McAfee, he has held leadership roles in the consumer and enterprise divisions where he has helped shape various product portfolios and strategic direction along with advocating for cybersecurity education. Gary has appeared on several business, security and consumer lifestyle media outlets, including CNBC, NBC, FOX, and CBS Bay Area stations; and quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine, MSNBC, PC Magazine, CNET, CSO Magazine, and PC World. Prior to joining McAfee, he held senior management positions for more than 15 years in technology companies. Gary serves on the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). Social Media: @GaryJDavis / McAfee Blog. For media requests, please contact kim_eichorn@mcafee.com or chris_palm@mcafee.com.

In the world of mobile security there are two types of smartphone users: jailbreakers, and everyone else. Everyone else is fairly harmless. They enjoy their smartphones as they are, and, for the most part, lead fairly secure mobile lives. The same, however, cannot be said for jailbreakers—especially after one of the largest jailbreaking repositories for […]

If late-70s rock star Eddie Money is to be believed, he is currently in possession of two tickets to paradise. Presumably, paradise makes for a nice vacation. Lucky him. The same, however, cannot be said of Vadim Polykov, 30, an accused Russian hacker who—coincidently—was arrested while vacationing in Spain. His crime? Buying tickets. Lots of […]

Everyone loves a good deal—including hackers. Unfortunately, after a brief quiet period in the world of data breaches, it appears as though Goodwill Industries, purveyor of second-hand clothing and goods, may be suffering from a series of credit card breaches nationwide. This is especially troubling as it affects a group of people who may be […]

Google has assembled a team of counter-hackers to search, identify and patch zero day vulnerabilities and malware across the Web. Its name? “Project Zero.” Its purpose? Keeping you safe online. Google’s new initiative aims to reduce the number of zero-day vulnerabilities on the Internet by employing fulltime “whitehat” hackers (hackers who discover and report vulnerabilities, […]

Porta-Johns, King’s Commode, Royal Throne, Porta-Potties—there are countless names for the portable restroom, but they all share two traits: they’re useful when needed, but they often leave the user feeling unclean. The same principal, sadly, also applies to publicly available computers. Libraries, universities and hotels are all used by a large number of people in […]