Posts Tagged 'SecChat'

In the McAfee Labs Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2013, one of our primary topics was “the cybercrime industry and point-of-sale (POS) attacks.” During our monthly #SecChat, held last Tuesday, we decided to take this hot button issue and run with it — discussing the role that off-the-shelf POS malware, online black markets, virtual currencies, and […]

Threats seem to be top of mind for the masses of late—with three large-scale attacks on major brands already this year, potentially compromising the financial data and identity of millions. And things don’t show signs of slowing down. Each year, security threats become more sophisticated and difficult to identify, with 2014 expected to be the […]

Last month, we released the McAfee Labs 2014 Threats Predictions Report, our annual look at the anticipated course of IT attacks over the coming year. Here’s what we expect to see in 2014: an increase in mobile attacks, ransomware fueled by the rise of virtual currency, politically motivated stealth attacks, as well as social attacks […]

The numbers don’t lie—employees are increasingly circumventing IT, using unapproved Software-as-a-Service applications (SaaS) in their daily tasks. This dangerous habit, practiced by more than 80% of employees (known as Shadow IT), might seem harmless to some, but can, in fact, put sensitive corporate data at risk. Last week, Graham Clarke, the Senior Director of Network […]

On October 31st, McAfee’s community of security professionals and Former VP of Research at Gartner, Richard Stiennon, took to Twitter for an hour-long #SecChat on The State of Advanced Malware. We had an insightful conversation that included more than 200 tweets from 31 professionals. Highlights from our October #SecChat are below. Defining Advanced Malware The […]