Author: Simon Hunt

Simon Hunt VP and CTO, Endpoint Security Simon Hunt has more than 20 years experience in software development, design and consultancy with fortune 500 companies. An accomplished consultant, software architect and designer, his vision and foresight have been the driving forces behind the technical success of the McAfee Endpoint Security product range. Mr. Hunt took the reins for McAfee’s data protection product range when it was a single user product in its infancy. Through continued feature development, and by working with customers to realize their enterprise requirements, Mr. Hunt took the product set from one of many niche players to the acknowledged leader in its market. Working as Chief Technology Officer in the SafeBoot group since 1997 prior to it’s acquisition by McAfee in 2007, and now acting as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Endpoint Security for McAfee, Inc., Mr. Hunt works to steer both the product suite and global consultancy teams. Before working with SafeBoot/McAfee, Mr. Hunt worked with other security product vendors such as Mergent International and Utimaco, and also had a significant impact on quality and engineer training at ICL Fujitsu where he was responsible for engineer training and consumer product support. Mr. Hunt’s exceptional track record of technical improvement is based on his belief in quality and expandability. He is known for his ability to quickly identify customer requirements and translate them into realizable product features which go far beyond “quick fixes.” Mr. Hunt is known for his ability to pre-empt future changes by building in enhancement capability from the beginning. Mr. Hunt received his B.S. degree from the University of North Wales, Bangor where he studied Marine Biology and Oceanography. He is a qualified BSAC scuba-diving instructor, and a Trustee of his local diving club. Mr. Hunt currently lives in Naples, Florida. Simon's personal blog is at and you can follow him on Twitter at

Spring is in the air; it is the traditional time to clean house, tidy away things you don’t use, and for us geeks, time to dispose of all the old, tech gadgets that we’ve accumulated over the last year. My house is no exception to this, though my wife and I have very different opinions. […]

This week, Tara McKelvey from BBC News Magazine again reminded us that government agents at borders are universally allowed to inspect, and in most cases detain our possessions as we enter countries – this of course includes laptops, iPods, USB sticks, digital media, memory cards etc. In the USA for example, the Customs and Border […]

The recent press activity around the New York Times Cyberattack, and the response from their vendor are causing quite a stir in the malware protection community – so much in fact that some journalists have gone as far as claiming that  “antivirus protection alone barely represents a speed bump to determined hackers” Andy Greenburg, Forbes Surprisingly, […]

Many people have contacted my team and I over the last few days about the recent announcement by ElcomSoft, that they offer a tool to decrypt Bitlocker, PGP and Truecrypt volumes. This $299 tool is advertised as getting you access to this encrypted data quickly and easily… Now, this may sound exciting, but as they […]

This will be old news to those of you who took the time to visit McAfee Focus 2012 , but for the rest – my team took the opportunity to introduce the concept of the McAfee “Little Red Box” in the Innovation roadshow. It’s a prototype project that my team has been working on for some […]