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.

Earlier this week, a new vulnerability was discovered, potentially afflicting up to 950 million Android devices. This accounts for nearly all of active Android users. And what’s more shocking, it all started with a text message. Allow me to introduce you to “Stagefright,” the latest vulnerability to make cybersecurity headlines. Stagefright, a security hole freshly […]

Last Tuesday, Google introduced Your Timeline for its Google Map website and Android devices. Your Timeline acts as a documentarian of your location history, dutifully recording where you’ve been, when and for how long. For many, this will probably be a convenient feature to draw upon when you can’t remember where you were when you […]

No good comes of breaches. Accessing and publicly revealing information meant to be private is rarely appropriate, and sometimes it can be downright ugly. The latest incident to fall into this category? A recent breach of an online cheating site, affecting up to 37 million people. Here’s what you need to know. On Sunday night, […]

If you have an interest in cybersecurity and popular culture, do yourself a favor now: go watch Mr. Robot, USA Network’s latest original series. It’s a show about hackers, political intrigue and the nature of power, but more than that, it’s great television. If you’re still on the fence about committing to a 45-minute show, […]

As anyone with a newsfeed will tell you, fake social media accounts have been on the rise in recent years. A recent study revealed nearly 8% of Instagram accounts are spambots. A problem for marketers, sure, but it’s even worse for you. Creating a robot network, or botnet, used to involve hacking into thousands of […]