Author: Pat Calhoun

Pat Calhoun Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network Security Pat Calhoun is responsible for defining and executing the strategic direction for McAfee’s Network Security business, which includes Network IPS & NAC, Enterprise Firewall, Web Protection, Email, DLP and Identity Management, and Services Gateway products. Calhoun leads the engineering, marketing, and sales functions that drive worldwide growth for this area of the business. Calhoun was most recently at Cisco where he led the Secure Network Services business unit, and was responsible for the strategic direction and market success across a broad portfolio of products generating more than $1 billion in revenue. Also while at Cisco, he served as Chief Technology Officer for Wireless Networking and Access Network & Services. Prior to Cisco, Pat held various Chief Technology Officer and senior engineering roles at US Robotics, Sun Microsystems, and Airespace, Inc. where he was a co-founder before an acquisition by Cisco. Calhoun studied Computer Science at Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology.

These are the days when it becomes crystal clear just how vital it is to be fighting on the front lines of the advancing cyber war – developing defenses to help organizations protect what is so rightfully theirs.  Today, as I read the findings from a 2014 Vanson Bourne report that surveyed 800 CIOs and […]

It’s all becoming so nefarious.  Today, we live, work, and play in a world that is riddled with bad guys going to great lengths to undermine the fabric of society through cybercrime.  Thankfully, there are also teams of incredible people with amazing minds analyzing, researching, and protecting businesses and consumers from the looming damage.   Just […]

Target. Neiman Marcus. These are just two of the very latest victims of today’s increasingly stealthy threats permeating our cyber world.  My post last month entitled, Stolen Data: Network Security Can Ensure You’re Not a Target, described the attacks that attempted to exfiltrate data from 110 million American consumers. Advanced persistent threats (APTs) were responsible […]

If you’ve been watching or reading the news in the past few weeks, you’re probably wondering why it seems like the bad guys are out in full force – hacking into business databases and stealing credit card and personal data.  The latest Target attack brought these growing nefarious activities to light when over 40 million […]

Every year McAfee Labs publishes its McAfee Labs Threats Predictions Report that identifies the top threats it foresees affecting the security landscape over the next year.  The recently published 2014 Threats Predictions Report highlights the top forecasted threats based on directions in attack behavior seen 2013. When I review the predictions for 2014, it’s validating […]