Craig Schmugar is a Sr. Principal Engineer at McAfee. Since joining McAfee in 2000 he has worked in different areas of research, from Malware Operations to Innovation Research. More recently Craig has been focused on endpoint product efficacy; assessing detection effectiveness and seeking opportunities to make it stronger. He has over a dozen pending or issued patents to his name.

Craig has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of North Florida, and a master’s degree in Jazz pedagogy from Northwestern University.

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McAfee Labs

Scammers Impersonating Windows Defender to Push Malicious Windows Apps

Summary points: Scammers are increasingly using Windows Push Notifications to impersonate legitimate alerts Recent campaigns pose as a Windows Defender...

McAfee Labs

How to Stop the Popups

McAfee is tracking an increase in the use of deceptive popups that mislead some users into taking action, while annoying...

Security Operations

McAfee Provides Max Cyber Defense Capabilities in MITRE’s Carbanak+FIN7 ATT&CK® Evaluation

Each year, MITRE Engenuity™ conducts independent evaluations of cybersecurity products to help government and industry make better decisions to combat security...

Endpoint Security

MITRE APT29 Evaluation – Importance of Prevention in Endpoint Security

In our recent Racing with Cozy Bear blog, we covered the concept of Time Based Security and highlighted the value...

Endpoint Security

MITRE ATT&CK™, What’s the Big Idea?

MITRE describes ATT&CK™ as “a globally-accessible knowledge base of adversary tactics and techniques based on real-world observations.”  While this is...

McAfee Labs

Attackers Exploiting WinRAR UNACEV2.DLL Vulnerability (CVE-2018-20250)

Earlier this month Check Point Research reported discovery of a 19 year old code execution vulnerability in the wildly popular...

McAfee Labs

McAfee Protects Against Suspicious Email Attachments

Email remains a top vector for attackers.  Over the years, defenses have evolved, and policy-based protections have become standard for...

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