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.

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 […]

Unfortunately, the good guys aren’t the only ones with resolutions for the New Year. From cyber espionage to increasingly unforgiving ransomware, non-Windows malware to attacks on the Internet of Things—new and evolving cyberthreats are expected to surface rapidly in 2015. Join us for a discussion of the current and upcoming cyberthreat landscape, and the ways […]

In March, we wrote about changes that we were making to the McAfee Labs Threats Reports. Those changes included both format and content improvements. We wanted to make the Threats Reports more engaging, easier to understand, and simpler to navigate. It’s now August, we’ve published three threats reports in the new format, and we’re interested […]

Starting with the McAfee Labs Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2013 posted today, we’re taking a fresh approach to its format, content, and supporting materials. We had several things in mind when developing this new approach: Focusing on a few key topics and trends. Those topics will cover top threats or security issues from the quarter; […]

The final survey results are in from Black Hat USA 2013 and it’s clear: IT professionals are frustrated that so much time is spent combating advanced malware. Many professionals devote half their workweek addressing malware and the consequences of advanced attacks. That’s because new attacks are more advanced than ever before, using everything from pernicious […]