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.

European security researcher Stéphane Chazelashas discovered a critical vulnerability in the command-line shell known as Bash, or GNU Bourne-again Shell, the most widely deployed shell for Unix-based systems. The bug allows arbitrary, injected code to be executed as part of the assignment of environment variables. While Bash is deployed in many systems, including Linux, Debian, […]

The Intel Security Advanced Threat Research Team has discovered a critical signature forgery vulnerability in the Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) crypto library that could allow malicious parties to set up fraudulent sites masquerading as legitimate businesses and other organizations. The Mozilla NSS library, commonly utilized in the Firefox web browser, can also be found […]

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 […]