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 or

In the 1999 film, Office Space, an average-Joe employee discovers two of his friends are about to be fired as a cost-saving measure at an incredibly monotonous company. As revenge, the group implants a malicious program into the company’s accounting system in an ill-fated attempt to steal a miniscule amount of money. But, thanks to […]

UPDATE: Microsoft has now returned control of the 23 (originally reported as 22) seized domains back to No-IP—the hosting provider allegedly used to facilitate botnets—on Monday. The domains in question were confiscated by Microsoft for less than a week as a part of a temporary court order allowing the software giant to target and eliminate […]

It’s the last week in June and the sun is shining and the birds are chirping and the dogs are barking in the field. That is, of course, unless you live in San Francisco where the fog is rolling in like a cold, damp quilted blanket. In a concerted effort to dodge the seasonal gloom, […]

It has long been known that Bitcoin—the crypto-currency offering users almost completely anonymous transactions online—is the favored currency for the underworld. It is so popular, in fact, that hackers are going out of their way to turn mundane objects connected to the Internet—objects like thermostats, scales and refrigerators—into Bitcoin mining machines in an effort to […]

The Star N9500 is, by all means, an inoffensive clone of a better-designed smartphone. Its body, and many of its features, are seemingly lifted from Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone. It uses cheaper, lower-quality parts but supplants these defects with an enticing offer: a $217 price tag, according to Boy Genius Report. It is, for the […]