Author: Raj Samani

Raj Samani VP, CTO for McAfee EMEA Raj is currently working as the VP, Chief Technical Officer for McAfee EMEA, having previously worked as the Chief Information Security Officer for a large public sector organisation in the UK. He volunteers as the Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Strategy Advisor, is on the advisory councils for Infosecurity Europe, and Infosecurity Magazine. In addition, Raj was previously the Vice President for Communications in the ISSA UK Chapter, having presided over the award for Chapter communications programme of the year 2008, and 2009.. He has had numerous security papers published, and appeared on television (ITV and More4). As well as providing assistance in the 2006 RSA Wireless Security Survey and part of the consultation committee for the RIPA Bill (Part 3). Raj is also the author of the upcoming book 'Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid' He can be found on twitter @Raj_Samani

Recent headlines (here and here) may have struck fear into those living near major energy installations due to references about the Stuxnet malware. In 2009, this particular strain of malware caused significant damage to the Nantanz nuclear facility, reportedly destroying a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges. Recent reports about Operation Dragonfly, however, appear to be […]

It has been two weeks since the announcement by multiple global law enforcement agencies regarding the takedown of the communications infrastructure for the Trojans GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker. Judging by the number of downloads for the McAfee Stinger utility, thousands of systems worldwide no longer provide money to Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev and his associates. However, […]

Well that did not take long.  Only weeks after Microsoft issued the end of life for Windows XP, a vulnerability surfaces that is also reported as being used by a “known gang of malicious hackers.”   Of course for many users the task of patching will be relatively straightforward, but for many the reason to migrate […]

Money acts as one of the key drivers for cybercrime. Add to this cybercrime’s lower risk than traditional crime, and there is little wonder that we are witnessing the evolution of crime to the digital sphere. In previous research papers, we focused on the service-based nature of cybercrime, in which anybody can be a cybercriminal […]

Last October, McAfee announced a five-year partnership with Bletchley Park Trust, the home of the World War II Codebreakers, further highlighting our commitment to educating the public – young and old – around the threat of cybercrime. I’m hugely passionate about this partnership. Not only are we bringing together two organisations highly committed to keeping […]