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.

On Tuesday afternoon, The New York Times revealed that a group of Russian hackers now holds 1.2 billion username and password combinations and over 500 million email addresses. The hacking group, working under the name CyberVor, apparently holds the largest known database of stolen account credentials in the world and appears to be one of […]

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Ltd. said on Monday that it has contained an ongoing data breach, though an investigation is still underway. The company, which was first notified of a possible security problem in early June by the Secret Service, has been processing payments securely since June 11. The company confirmed today that card processing […]

The purse dates back hundreds of years. Made from leather and originally worn around the waist, the purse was the go-to place to store coins and trinkets. But then the paper bill, with its lightweight and clear denominations, came along and changed everything. People no longer needed to carry purses, or purses as heavy, because […]

As a society, we like I.D. cards. They are the manifestation of our trust that a person is who they say they are and that, yes, bartender, the possessor is old enough to enjoy a glass of cognac. But sometimes those I.D.s aren’t right. Sometimes they’re manipulated into stating things that aren’t true of the […]

In the world of mobile security there are two types of smartphone users: jailbreakers, and everyone else. Everyone else is fairly harmless. They enjoy their smartphones as they are, and, for the most part, lead fairly secure mobile lives. The same, however, cannot be said for jailbreakers—especially after one of the largest jailbreaking repositories for […]