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 served on the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). Twitter: @garyjdavis. / McAfee Blog. For media requests, please contact craig.sirois@intel.com or mary.salvaggio@intel.com

When it comes to data breaches there are hits and there are misses. And then there are hits. Today, there was a hit. Yahoo Inc., a long-time, major tech player, confirmed a massive breach, affecting up to 500 million Yahoo users. Usernames, protected passwords, dates of birth, associated email addresses and more were allegedly stolen […]

Who doesn’t look forward to their next vacation or holiday? With a simple plane ticket, you can be off to enjoy relaxing family time or to an exotic location. These are chances to let go of worries, which can naturally lead people to be careless. But that also invites danger, as far as cybersecurity is […]

We often take daily conveniences for granted, and the credit card is no exception. These pieces of plastic allow us to set up reoccurring payments and buy items on any spur-of-the-moment whim. But with all this convenience comes risk. Cybercriminals constantly seek access to our money, and financial institutions combat them with ever-evolving safety features. […]

  As smartphones get more sophisticated, it’s easy to forget their humble origins. Through today’s mobile apps, we can manage finances, order Ubers, and even do office work from the beach. But remember old-school flip-phones? They stood for one purpose – simply to make calls – and we all had them. Well, it turns out […]

Most people have heard the story of the Trojan horse. We’ve learned the moral of that story: don’t trust gifts from strangers. Today, nobody would use a giant horse statue – except maybe pranksters with a bad sense of humor – although similar tricks exist in digital form. People are wary of unknown .exe files […]