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 or

As the nights get longer and Halloween approaches, it’s natural for our minds to drift toward the things that lurk in the shadows, particularly those in the unsavory recesses of the Internet. That’s why it’s so fitting that National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is always in October. Since its inception under the leadership of the […]

Who doesn’t love to search for celebrities online? From red carpet photos, to clips of the latest fashion faux pas, Hollywood gossip on the Web has a lot of us hooked. But sometimes, our interest in the stars can lead us into the digital danger zone. Cybercriminals take advantage of our interest in celebrities by […]

This week in cybersecurity was yet another for the books, as we watched a tech giant swiftly avert a security crisis. In a nutshell: a group of hackers found a way to access hundreds of iOS apps in Apple’s App Store in China, and potentially compromise user information. A wide variety of apps were found […]

There’s a problem with online advertising today. No, it’s not that the ads are intrusive or unrelated to your interests. It’s that cybercriminals can easily weaponize online ads to infect your computer with viruses. And they are. The technique is called malvertising, or malicious advertising, and it uses online ads to spread malware. According to […]

Five years ago, when we joined with Intel, we made a few predictions on the future of security. We predicted that the confluence of more users, data, devices and cloud networks would drive more attacks and new malware. We called it the “perfect security storm,” and it arrived sooner and stronger than we anticipated. How […]