Author: Rick Simon

Rick Simon Rick Simon is a senior group marketing manager for McAfee Labs, where he leads planning and execution for threat research and cybersecurity thought leadership marketing. Prior to joining McAfee, he led marketing at four startups and held a variety of management positions in product management, product marketing, and strategic alliances at Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and Cisco. Simon holds a BSEE from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Starting with the McAfee Labs Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2013 posted today, we’re taking a fresh approach to its format, content, and supporting materials. We had several things in mind when developing this new approach: Focusing on a few key topics and trends. Those topics will cover top threats or security issues from the quarter; […]

The final survey results are in from Black Hat USA 2013 and it’s clear: IT professionals are frustrated that so much time is spent combating advanced malware. Many professionals devote half their workweek addressing malware and the consequences of advanced attacks. That’s because new attacks are more advanced than ever before, using everything from pernicious […]

It’s been a great week at Black Hat USA 2013. There’s been a lot of buzz around the McAfee booth and our team had lively discussions on the topic of advanced malware. Cybercrime is clearly getting more organized and sophisticated, and it’s clear that enterprises need a comprehensive means to protect their networks, their endpoints, and […]

Many estimates of the cost of cybercrime have been quoted publicly – ranging from a few billion to a trillion U.S. dollars globally on an annual basis – but most of these estimates are based on limited analysis. Today, McAfee released the first of two reports authored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies […]

At RSA Conference in late February, McAfee announced the acquisition of sophisticated sandboxing technology and 38 product enhancements that together extend McAfee’s lead in protection against malware. During our pre-RSA press and analyst event, McAfee senior vice president Pat Calhoun also discussed at length an idea we call “comprehensive malware protection,” which includes five foundational […]