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Gary Davis

Gary Davis is Chief Consumer Security Evangelist. Through a consumer lens, he partners with internal teams to drive strategic alignment of products with the needs of the security space. Gary also provides security education to businesses and consumers by distilling complex security topics into actionable advice.

He is a sought-after speaker on trends in digital security including the evolving threat landscape, privacy and securing the Internet of Things. He has presented at high profile conferences and events including Consumer Electronics Show, Mobile World Congress, South by Southwest, and the National Association of Broadcasters. He has also delivered digital security topics to major educational institutions including Harvard University and Columbia University.

Gary has appeared on multiple business, security and consumer lifestyle broadcast outlets, including CBS News, CNBC, NBC, ABC, FOX News, Bloomberg, WSJ MoneyBeat and quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine and several more.

During his 9+ years at McAfee, he has held leadership roles in the consumer and enterprise divisions where he has helped shape various product portfolios and strategic direction along with advocating for cybersecurity education.

Prior to joining McAfee, he held senior management positions for more than 20 years in technology companies. Gary served on the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

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Consumer Threat Notices

Banks are Using Biometric Measures to Protect Against Fraud

When thinking about biometric security, one might picture Mission Impossible-like retinal scanning or fingerprint reading technology a la the iPhone 6. But did you know that your voice can be a key to your security as well? Major banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, are employing recorded voice messages ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Emma Watson Video Leak Scam: Hackers Use Celeb’s Popularity to Unleash Viruses on your Devices

Following the announcement of the 2014 Most Dangerous Celebrities™ earlier this month, our senses have been heightened to scams on the web involving Hollywood’s most famous. Well, it seems our fascination with lifestyles of the rich and famous have led us to yet another attack utilizing well-known celebs to spread ...

Consumer Threat Notices

The Hacker’s New Best Friend Could be Your USB Port

It’s tiny and portable, yet perfect for storing large items. I’m talking about the good ol’ Universal Serial Bus (a.k.a USB) drive, the giveaway of choice at tradeshows across the world, and perfect for the easy storage and transfer of photos, documents, music and more. But you might want to ...

Consumer Threat Notices

A Connected Nation: IoT in America in 2025

If there’s one thing that remains consistent about technology, it is that it’s always in flux. From tablets to phablets, smart cars to smart TVs, our devices are getting increasingly “smarter” and entwined with our daily routines. To better understand the consumer perspective on these ever-evolving technology trends, we conducted ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Mobile Malware, Phishing and Ransomware — Oh My! A Quick Look at the Current Threat Landscape

So far, 2014 has been a tumultuous year for the security industry. We’ve seen thousands of computers taken hostage through ransomware—malicious software that encrypts and locks data until the victim pays a ransom; we’ve seen a steady increase in the number of phishing attacks—targeted attacks aimed at tricking unwary victims ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Nude Celebrity Photo Dump Has Many Asking What Happened

Hundreds of private photos belonging to several high-profile Hollywood actresses were posted online this past weekend. They are explicit in nature, and were not intended to be seen by the public. But they have been. The question, now, is how did this happen? The details of the hackings haven’t been ...

Consumer Threat Notices

The iPhone’s Biggest Weakness May Be Your Computer

Mobile malware is the fastest growing security threat we face today. But that threat has long been lopsided, and unfortunately, Android mobile operating system has seen the brunt of attacks due to its immense popularity and accessibility around the globe. Apple’s iOS ecosystem, while also widely popular, has maintained a ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

On Tuesday afternoon, The New York Times revealed that a group of Russian hackers now holds 1.2 billion username and password combinations and over 500 million email addresses. The hacking group, working under the name CyberVor, apparently holds the largest known database of stolen account credentials in the world and ...

Consumer Threat Notices

More Reasons to Not Jailbreak Your Phone: App Repositories Get Hacked

In the world of mobile security there are two types of smartphone users: jailbreakers, and everyone else. Everyone else is fairly harmless. They enjoy their smartphones as they are, and, for the most part, lead fairly secure mobile lives. The same, however, cannot be said for jailbreakers—especially after one of ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Google’s Project Zero: Good News for Cyber Security

Google has assembled a team of counter-hackers to search, identify and patch zero day vulnerabilities and malware across the Web. Its name? “Project Zero.” Its purpose? Keeping you safe online. Google’s new initiative aims to reduce the number of zero-day vulnerabilities on the Internet by employing fulltime “whitehat” hackers (hackers ...

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