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.

Over the weekend, several popular online gaming services were taken down by a group of hackers. The hackers, going by the moniker “Lizard Squad,” used a distributed denial-of-service attack to flood top gaming networks with a wave of illegitimate traffic. Luckily, it doesn’t look like any data was stolen during this attack—but it did interrupt […]

Modern technology has made it quick, easy and cheap to ship packages across the globe. Think about it: planes, trains, automobiles and even boats all work in tangent to traffic packaged goods. You can track said package throughout its journey thanks to barcodes and radio frequency identification (RFID) chips. And, of course, global positioning systems […]

Hackers have compromised the credit and debit card payment networks of Albertson’s and SuperValu, two of the nation’s most popular supermarket store chains. It appears the breach—caused by malicious software installed onto the company’s point-of-sale network by hackers—took place in late June or early July, and could affect over 1,000 stores. It isn’t clear how […]

Mobile malware is the fastest growing security threat we face today. But that threat has long been lopsided, and unfortunately, Android mobile operating system has seen the brunt of attacks due to its immense popularity and accessibility around the globe. Apple’s iOS ecosystem, while also widely popular, has maintained a mostly malware free presence. Even […]

Man has always had an innate fascination with our feline friends. Ancient Egyptians famously worshiped them, some in the Middle Ages feared them, and today’s Internet denizens pay money to have their pictures taken with meme-generating kitties. But there’s another reason to consider the cat: it turns out that they’re expert when it comes to […]