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.

There are, as Benjamin Franklin once said, two certainties in life: death and taxes. But there’s a third certainty in today’s digital world: data theft. Every year around tax season, we see a large spike in tax-related attacks—and this year is no different. Most recently, cybercriminals managed to steal credentials belonging to some 101,000 taxpayers […]

Computer maintenance is often a simple equation: avoid behavior that might land you a virus, and keep your software up-to-date. Thanks to security update pop-up reminders, the latter is usually an easy step. However, while these alerts may be helpful to you as a user, not all of them are to be trusted. Take, for example, […]

Toys offer a unique insight into a time, place and culture that has come and gone. While the Romans had small wooden horses and the Victorians had porcelain dolls, today’s children are exposed to a danger unique to their generation: Internet-connected toys that enable cybercrime. Exhibit A: the Fisher-Price Smart Toy Bear. On the surface, […]

Older digital devices needn’t be tossed aside. They can get passed along to new users or, with the right imagination, can be used for new applications and projects. Reusing perfectly good electronics is always better than trashing them, but it is important to take a few sensible, yet crucial precautions, before upcycling on that smartphone, […]

It’s no secret that mobile games are designed to be addictive. Unfortunately, this can be to our disadvantage. It’s all too easy to get carried away in the midst of a competitive game, often resulting in our putting security concerns on the back burner. Just this week, new malware was found hiding in 60 Android […]