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

It’s tiny and portable, yet perfect for storing large items. I’m talking about the good ol’ Universal Serial Bus (a.k.a USB) drive, the giveaway of choice at tradeshows across the world, and perfect for the easy storage and transfer of photos, documents, music and more. But you might want to think twice before plugging a […]

A group of security researchers have found a new piece of malicious software, often referred to as malware, targeted at a very particular group: Hong Kong activists. Targeting specific groups is a popular tactic of hackers. In this case, the malware itself isn’t particularly unique, but its implementation is. This is one of the few […]

Quick question: what do Jimmy Kimmel, Armin Van Buuren, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen have in common? If you answered they’re the likeliest celebrities to lead you to malicious programs on the Internet, you’re right! Perhaps we should give you more of an explanation. Every year, using McAfee® SiteAdvisor®, we track and rank the […]

It wasn’t too long ago that we discussed the Internet-crippling bug named Heartbleed—a widespread vulnerability that was easily replicated and difficult to fix. It was considered the worst vulnerability to hit the Internet, and it has quickly become the standard by which all other vulnerabilities are judged. On Wednesday, Heartbleed was eclipsed. A new vulnerability, […]

Earlier today, the Intel Security Advanced Threat Research Team discovered a critical vulnerability in the Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) crypto library. This library is commonly utilized in the popular Firefox web browser, but can also be found in other Mozilla products such as Thunderbird and Seamonkey—as well as Google Chrome. What, exactly, is a crypto library? A crypto […]