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.

About 75% of all Android devices (roughly 750 million) are at risk of falling victim to a major security vulnerability. If abused, the vulnerability could enable hackers to bypass a security mechanism called Same Origin Policy (SOP), and potentially allow them to read the contents of any open webpage and inject code to retrieve passwords, […]

If there’s one thing that remains consistent about technology, it is that it’s always in flux. From tablets to phablets, smart cars to smart TVs, our devices are getting increasingly “smarter” and entwined with our daily routines. To better understand the consumer perspective on these ever-evolving technology trends, we conducted a study of more than […]

On Tuesday, office productivity plummeted for two hours. The reason: Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the stage to announce the company’s next generation of iPhones and it’s newest device, the Apple Watch. But buried within the wave of Apple announcements is a single feature that may be more transformative than anything Apple has done […]

Another day, another major retailer hacked. It seems like we’ve been hearing a lot about these lately. So why are all of these hacks happening? Well, our best theory is that it has something to do with the United States’ slow transition to EMV and the desperate dash to cash in on easy-to-hack magnetic swipe […]

So far, 2014 has been a tumultuous year for the security industry. We’ve seen thousands of computers taken hostage through ransomware—malicious software that encrypts and locks data until the victim pays a ransom; we’ve seen a steady increase in the number of phishing attacks—targeted attacks aimed at tricking unwary victims into loading malware onto their […]