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

Years ago, holograms were considered science-fiction. Things have changed. Within recent memory, we’ve gone from seeing well-loved, but deceased, cultural icons appearing onstage at music awards, to CEOs attending big meetings in holographic form. Obviously, our ability to project ourselves through virtual reality across the globe has evolved. But so are the security consequences of […]

Let’s imagine you traveled back in time, smartphone in pocket. Let’s say a medieval peasant sees you using this strange device. Naturally, they’d be curious. Would you be able to explain how it works? Most people wouldn’t, for a reason—smartphones are designed to be easy to use. And this can create a problem: tech-savvy criminals […]

The Internet of Things (IoT), where items and devices link to the internet for better use, analysis and efficiencies, is introducing a flood of newly connected items. We have smart watches, smart cars, smart phones, smart thermostats and even smart fridges. But some, if not all, smart items need to have great security along with […]

Motivated by money, cybercriminals are always chasing where it goes. That greed has now led them to where transactions are most concentrated: point-of-sales systems. These types of attacks have been prominent in the news lately, with the cases of Wendy’s and Omni Hotels. But today, we have news of criminals going one step further—infiltrating Oracle’s […]

It is an almost undisputable truth that access to a cloak of anonymity and a large, large microphone brings the worst out in some people. Today, this is particularly true on social media. Online harassment and hate-messaging is a growing trend and a growing security concern for anyone on social media today. In fact, 40% […]