Mo Cashman is one of McAfee’s passionate leaders in cyber security. As an Enterprise Architect and recently appointed Principal Engineer at McAfee, Mo inspires our next generation security professionals and advises our largest global customers on how to make security an enabler for their business. Mo’s passion is to change the way we think about, measure and operate security systems. With that passion and over 20 years experience, Mo currently leads development efforts in security effectiveness testing, value measurement, and integrated security system design. In previous roles at McAfee, Mo was the Chief Security Officer for the Global Public Sector and just prior to joining McAfee, lead a large Computer Security Incident Response Team investigating sophisticated cyber threats for the US Defense Department in Europe.
A new variant of the ransomware Petya (also called Petrwrap) began spreading around the world on June 27. Petya is ransomware that exploits the vulnerability CVE-2017-0144 in Microsoft’s implementation of the Server Message Block protocol. This ransomware encrypts the master boot records of infected Windows computers, making the machines unusable.