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 Intel Security online safety education to educate businesses and consumers by distilling complex security topics into easily understandable and actionable advice. During his 5+ years at Intel Security, 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 multiple business, security and consumer lifestyle broadcast outlets, including CBS News, CNBC, FOX News, Bloomberg, WSJ MoneyBeat and several Bay Area television stations; and quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine, LA Times, Huffington Post, MSNBC, PC Magazine, CNET, CSO Magazine, and PC World. He is a sought-after speaker discussing the state of and trends in digital security. 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). Twitter: @garyjdavis. / McAfee Blog. For media requests, please contact or

We’ve all been there. Forced to send a “reset password” email after guessing incorrectly at a login one too many times. Or, worse yet—locked out of an account due to too many failed password attempts. If you’re anything like the average online consumer, you have about 25 online accounts and 10 passwords. That’s a lot […]

If there’s one reasonable measurement of how popular a television series has become, it’s how often it’s illegally downloaded online. And for HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones (GoT), episodes are stolen about as often as weddings are ruined in the series. That is to say: all of the time. Torrentfreak, a website dedicated to […]

From the Heartbleed bug to large-scale (and highly publicized) data breaches, Shellshock to mobile threats—2014 did not leave us wanting for more in the security sphere. I’ve already discussed my predictions for 2015, and now I’d like to reflect on some of the most important security events of 2014 and what we’ve learned along the […]

When you think of the band Deep Purple, you wouldn’t think they’re a perfect vehicle to describe the rules and the fragility of the Internet. But they are. In their song, “Highway Star,” lead singer, Ian Gillian, casts himself as an invincible menace of whom anyone traveling the roads ought to be wary. In our […]

Have you made your list of New Year’s resolutions yet? It appears that Google has, and helping make the Internet a safer place is one of them. The company has announced that in 2015, they intend to take a more proactive approach to informing Chrome users that websites beginning with ‘HTTP’ do not securely store […]