Author: Gary Davis

Gary Davis Gary Davis is Chief Consumer Security Evangelist. Through a consumer lens, he works closely with internal teams to drive strategic alignment of products with the needs of the security space. Gary also oversees Intel Security online safety education to educate businesses and consumers by distilling complex security topics into easily understandable and actionable advice. During his 5+ years at Intel Security, he has held leadership roles in the consumer and enterprise divisions where he has helped shape various product portfolios and strategic direction along with advocating for cybersecurity education. Gary has appeared on multiple business, security and consumer lifestyle broadcast outlets, including CBS News, CNBC, FOX News, Bloomberg, WSJ MoneyBeat and several Bay Area television stations; and quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine, LA Times, Huffington Post, MSNBC, PC Magazine, CNET, CSO Magazine, and PC World. He is a sought-after speaker discussing the state of and trends in digital security. Prior to joining McAfee, he held senior management positions for more than 15 years in technology companies. Gary serves on the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). Twitter: @garyjdavis. / McAfee Blog. For media requests, please contact kim_eichorn@mcafee.com or chris_palm@mcafee.com.

It’s mid-April and that means it’s time for the yearly Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). The report is one of the most exhaustive in the security industry, and analyzes data from 70 contributing partners (including Intel Security). It’s one of the clearest pictures we have of the previous year’s security incidents and breaches. And, […]

In October of 2000, we were introduced to the film “Pay It Forward.” The central idea of the heartwarming movie is that one good deed should beget three others, and the world will be a better place for it. That same idea is constantly at play in the cybersecurity world, but instead of good deeds, […]

In the year of 2000, Professor Vijay Pande, a renowned Stanford University researcher, released a little program that, when downloaded by a user, would simulate how protein molecules fold—a necessary and important part of drug research. But protein folding is a complicated process, requiring a lot of computing power to do the simplest of recreations. […]

On Tuesday, CNN reported that a group of cybercriminals compromised a network used by the White House. The network in question was unclassified—the most sensitive material that could’ve been stolen was the president’s private schedule—but the incident does offer a stark example of just how easy it is for anyone to fall victim to cybercrime. […]

Frequent flyers, beware. Tens of thousands of accounts may have been compromised due to an automated attack against British Airways, according to The Guardian. This automated attack appears to have used information found elsewhere on the Internet (other previously leaked login info, for example) to gain access to British Airways accounts. The incident first came […]