Everyone’s heard of spam as it pertains to emails. Spam isn’t necessarily a malicious message designed to trick you into revealing your credit card number or PayPal login information. But spam is an unsolicited message, sometimes referred to as junk mail. Spam can be very annoying and relentless in nature, often attempting to convince you […]

If there’s one thing we can hardly afford to go without in today’s society, it’s data. Apps need updating, photos need Instagramming and, for the lost and confused, maps need to guide us step–by–step. All of this requires the vaporous medium of “data” to work. And that data, more often than not, is delivered over cellular […]

Recently, Miercom released their Throughput and Scalability Report, awarding McAfee NGFW with the Performance Verified Certification for impressive throughput and security performance. This week, at Intel Security’s RSA booth, I accepted the official Performance Verified Certificate from Miercom CEO Robert Smithers. The Performance Verified Certificate recognizes McAfee NGFW 5206 for demonstrating unimpeded performance up to […]

Security leaders must encourage and integrate data, processes, and controls to facilitate comprehension and investment of precious human capital in higher-level tasks. Do you really need to worry about targeted attacks? In our new Tackling Incident Detection and Response survey, we found that, depending on the size of your business, you are probably responding to […]

In the McAfee Labs Threats Report: November 2014, Intel Security predicted nine major threats that would occur in 2015. Regarding ransomware, we said this: “Ransomware will evolve its methods of propagation, encryption, and the targets it seeks.” Almost immediately, we began to see a huge rise in ransomware, especially with the family CTB-Locker, followed by […]