Author: Gary Davis

Gary Davis Vice President, Global Consumer Marketing Gary is the worldwide marketing lead for McAfee Consumer, Mobile and Small Business. In this role he oversees the strategies and plans for McAfee's routes to market (Partner, Direct and Retail). Gary is primarily responsible for optimizing the McAfee Consumer business for success and ensuring marketing superiority for McAfee's consumer products around the world. He closely follows cybersecurity news and technology topics to help educate consumers and businesses about the latest threats and the tools to help protect them. Gary is considered an online security expert frequently discussing new security threats and trends with the press. He has been interviewed by several business, security and lifestyle media, including appearances on CNBC, NBC Bay Area, ABC Bay Area News, CBS San Francisco, FOX San Francisco and ABC radio network; and quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine, MSNBC, PC Magazine, CNET, PC World, CSO Magazine, PC World and many others. Gary is an active contributor on the McAfee Blog and Twitter, most notably on @McAfeeConsumer, and has published several security related articles. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity awareness and education for all digital citizens. Prior to joining McAfee, Gary worked in marketing and product management for 17 years, including more than a decade in executive management. During this time he developed and implemented successful global strategies and plans to achieve high-revenue growth, improved profitability, and sustained customer value for security, social networking, B2C and B2B companies. For media requests, please contact

As Internet users everywhere are on heightened alert following the discovery of the password-compromising Heartbleed bug earlier this month, it appears as though some web surfers just can’t catch a break. This weekend, news of a potential AOL Mail breach came to light, with users airing their frustrations on Twitter using the hashtag #AOLhacked. It […]

In Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film, “Casino,” Robert DeNiro’s character is charged with operating a 1970’s Las Vegas casino for the Chicago mafia. He and his partner in crime (played by Joe Pesci), shake down the strip, skimming millions in casino earnings. The story ends in disaster for the pair—but the film’s plot underlines an important […]

Data breaches are on the rise, according to a recent Pew Research study. This means that now, more than ever, our sensitive personal information is ending up in the hands of cybercriminals. The survey found that 18% of U.S. adults admitted to having sensitive information, like credit card and Social Security numbers, stolen at some […]

From a home security standpoint, the main gatekeeper is the house key. It’s small, portable and fairly adept at keeping out most would-be thieves. But the key does have a few things going against it: it can easily be stolen, lost or replicated; a talented lock picker can bypass it; and even the key won’t […]

NOTE: McAfee has released a Heartbleed Checker tool to help consumers easily gauge their susceptibility to the potentially dangerous effects of the Heartbleed bug. You can access the tool at: =========== Many of you may have been hearing the term “Heartbleed” over the past few days and wondering what exactly that is, and why people are […]