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’s an old axiom of life that suggests nothing is ever truly free. I’m inclined to believe it. Free lunches take up your time and often come along with some sort of pitch, free services usually require you to surrender personal information of some sort and free apps, well they often deliver ads—or worse. Take […]

Last week, cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs reported that as of late, we have seen an unusually high number of cybercriminal cases result in serious sentences. He’s right. The creator behind Blackshades, a remote spying tool, was sentenced, along with several high-scale hacker thieves. It was a good reminder that efforts against cybercrime, while they may […]

It should come as no surprise that your data is the most valuable commodity you have on the information superhighway. Your data is so valuable, in fact, that cybercriminals go to great lengths to steal it. But that doesn’t mean your data is always hard to get. Sometimes, when a company falls on hard times, […]

Last week brought some troublesome news, in which researchers discovered several flaws that compromise Apple security. While we don’t hear about it often, Apple devices can be hacked. But, thanks to the efforts of researchers at Indiana University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, hacking Apple should soon be much more difficult. Here’s what’s going […]

Last week, Apple hosted its annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, and announced new operating systems, iOS 9, Watch OS and OS X El Capitan, for their respective hardware platforms, the iPhone, the Apple Watch and Mac computers. Hidden in Apple’s new operating system, iOS 9, are several new security features, four […]