Author: Mike Fey

Mike Fey Michael Fey is executive vice president, chief technology officer and general manager of corporate products for McAfee, part of Intel Security. In this role, Fey drives the company’s long-term strategic vision and core innovation efforts. He is responsible for overall business operations and strategy for corporate product business units and product development teams. Additionally, he is responsible for overseeing the go-to-market initiatives and cross-functional collaboration across sales, marketing, product management, engineering, and threat intelligence research teams. Before assuming his current role, Fey was senior vice president of advanced technologies and field engineering at McAfee, where he was responsible for overseeing vital corporate acquisitions, as well as engagement with global customer executives and prospects to define, design, and implement strategic security solutions. Prior to joining the company, Fey held leadership positions with Opsware, Mercury Interactive, and Lockheed-Martin. He graduated magna cum laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in engineering physics and a minor in mathematics.

Even if you do not experience the extreme cases, such as the 90% variation in traffic volume that Netflix experiences every day, or the one million new users per day growth rate of WhatsApp, virtualization is taking over your data center. Virtual instances of servers, storage, and networks all offer greater scalability, flexibility, and manageability, […]

This week we’re heading to Colorado for the Aspen Institute’s annual Aspen Security Forum. I’ll be speaking on a Friday panel entitled “WMD: The Nightmare Scenario,” discussing the application of cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure such as water systems, power plants, the electric grid, and industrial systems such as chemical plants. Cyberspace is now widely acknowledged […]

Last month the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) released “Net Losses – Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime,” a McAfee-sponsored report stating that the economic impact of cybercrime exceeds $400 billion worldwide, costing around 200,000 jobs in the U.S., 150,000 jobs in the European Union, and anywhere between 15 to 20 percent of […]

I talk quite a bit about technologies and threats but this can run the risk of ignoring one of the most critical elements – the professionals that we depend on to keep us safe.  Less attention is paid to the human function in IT security and I’m not sure why; but it is worth noting […]

Last time, I noted the prominence of cyber espionage, who and what is targeted, and the embarrassing time it takes to detect attacks. Here are three more observations to take away from this year’s Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. The curse of human weaknesses Even with all the latest headlines, sadly the Verizon report found that […]