Author: Rick Simon

Rick Simon Rick Simon is a senior group marketing manager for McAfee Labs, where he leads planning and execution for threat research and cybersecurity thought leadership marketing. Prior to joining McAfee, he led marketing at four startups and held a variety of management positions in product management, product marketing, and strategic alliances at Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and Cisco. Simon holds a BSEE from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Intel Security today released the McAfee Labs Threats Report: May 2015. Along with the usual compilation of threats statistics, it focuses on three key topics: A surge in powerful and clever ransomware that encrypts files and holds them hostage until the ransom is paid. New Adobe Flash exploits target the growing number of vulnerabilities that […]

This post was written with the invaluable assistance of Steve Watson of Intel. On April 14, Verizon released its 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Since then, McAfee Labs posted three blogs (here, here, and here) expanding on the DBIR’s Appendix D discussion of the security of the Internet of Things. In this final blog […]

This post was written with the invaluable assistance of Steve Watson of Intel. On April 14, Verizon released its 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Also that day, McAfee Labs posted a blog expanding on the DBIR’s Appendix D discussion of the security of the Internet of Things, exploring the market conditions that have led […]

On April 14, Verizon released its 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Also that day, McAfee Labs posted a blog expanding on the DBIR’s Appendix D discussion of the security of the Internet of Things, exploring the market conditions that have led to security weaknesses in IoT devices. Today, we highlight the many IoT device […]

Today, Verizon released its 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). As Verizon noted in the Appendix D discussion of the security of the Internet of Things (with significant contributions from Intel Security), most of the examples of IoT device-originated breaches have been proofs of concept—so there were few incidents and little data disclosure to report […]