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.

California—home to the World Series-winning Giants, mostly sunny skies, and far too much cybercrime. According to a digital security report published by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, the state suffered 167 data breaches in 2013, exposing the information of more than 18.5 million residents. This large jump in exposure (up 28% from 2012) is largely […]

It should come as no surprise to regular readers of my blog that cybercrime can, and often does, cast a wide net. But a recent Microsoft survey has shed some light on just how wide that net is. It turns out that four out of ten personal computer users suffer from a weekly or daily […]

The number of data breaches targeting consumers is on the rise, and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon. According to the 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), the number of investigated breaches last year was the highest it had been in ten years—since the annual report’s inception. Malware samples, too, are […]

Have you installed CyanogenMod on your Android device? If yes, you’re likely vulnerable to a newly discovered zero-day threat (an attack that takes advantage of a previously unknown vulnerability). If you have no idea what CyanogenMod is—don’t worry, chances are your device is secure. At the Ruxcon Security Conference in Australia last week, a security researcher presented […]

When thinking about biometric security, one might picture Mission Impossible-like retinal scanning or fingerprint reading technology a la the iPhone 6. But did you know that your voice can be a key to your security as well? Major banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, are employing recorded voice messages to help protect your hard-earned […]