Author: Raj Samani

Raj Samani VP, CTO for McAfee EMEA Raj is currently working as the VP, Chief Technical Officer for McAfee EMEA, having previously worked as the Chief Information Security Officer for a large public sector organisation in the UK. He volunteers as the Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Strategy Advisor, is on the advisory councils for Infosecurity Europe, and Infosecurity Magazine. In addition, Raj was previously the Vice President for Communications in the ISSA UK Chapter, having presided over the award for Chapter communications programme of the year 2008, and 2009.. He has had numerous security papers published, and appeared on television (ITV and More4). As well as providing assistance in the 2006 RSA Wireless Security Survey and part of the consultation committee for the RIPA Bill (Part 3). Raj is also the author of the upcoming book 'Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid' He can be found on twitter @Raj_Samani

Tracking and disrupting the crime ring behind a polymorphic botnet.  On April 8, global law enforcement, with the assistance of Intel Security/McAfee, took down the Beebone botnet, which propagates a particularly tricky polymorphic worm. Law enforcement and criminals often act like predators and prey, each evolving and adapting, trying to gain an advantage. A few […]

Several global law enforcement agencies—with assistance from Intel Security—this week successfully dismantled the “Beebone” botnet behind a polymorphic worm known by Intel Security as W32/Worm-AAEH. The purpose of this worm is to facilitate downloading other malware, including ZBot banking password stealers, Necurs and ZeroAccess rootkits, Cutwail spambots, fake antivirus, and ransomware. The worm spreads quickly […]

Can we really trust cloud computing? Or perhaps more importantly do you trust the cloud? And does the perceived lack of transparency, combined with recent negative headlines, impact future investments in cloud computing? In conjunction with the Cloud Security Alliance, we have prepared a survey to gain a better understanding of the perceived trust within […]

Time to wind down the Barcelona adventure, and onto Milan now!  This week we have announced some remarkable partnerships within the mobile industry ranging from the biggest handset OEMs, infrastructure providers and mobile network operators. These deep relationships have been established in almost every corner of the mobile ecosystem and we’re all agreed on one […]

Finally, I can go to Mobile World Congress (MWC) without having to sacrifice a visit to the RSA Conference in San Francisco.  It’s always an interesting experience to go to a technology conference and be the unpopular security guy. What is certain is that this year we’re going to see a vast range of new […]