SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE), has tapped online safety expert, lawyer and author Parry Aftab as its first Family Internet Safety Advisor. Ms. Aftab will team with McAfee to enhance McAfee's ongoing online family safety programs that leverage her own expertise and network of thought leaders, influencers and experts on the issues of cybercrime and online family safety.
"McAfee is committed to making online life safe for the millions of families who use the Internet every day," said Todd Gebhart, senior vice president and general manager of McAfee Consumer, Mobile and Small Business. "As the only company whose sole focus is security, our mission is to help safeguard today's families from online threats through our product technology, our researchers and education. Ms. Aftab is a highly respected expert on Internet safety who will collaborate with McAfee to give parents the best tools to protect their children, and educate families about the dangers online."
In her role as McAfee's Family Internet Safety Advisor, Ms. Aftab will provide insights and recommendations on family safety issues and security tools. She will also help McAfee educate parents, teachers, and leading government and industry bodies on the subject of online safety in schools and communities.
Parry Aftab is a leading expert and author on cybercrime, Internet privacy, kids' safety online and cyber-abuse issues. As one of the founders of the field of cyberlaw, she has helped form law and policy in the United States and around the world. Ms. Aftab works closely with law enforcement and regulatory agencies worldwide. She has been called "The Angel of the Internet" for her extensive work in Internet safety and cybercrime and abuse prevention around the world. UNESCO appointed Ms. Aftab to head its online child protection efforts in the United States, and she is a member of the Home Office Task Force in the United Kingdom on Internet child protection.
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