Mo Cashman is one of the company’s passionate leaders in cyber security. As an Enterprise Security Architect and Principal Engineer at McAfee, Mo advises our largest global customers and partners on their cyber threat management and data protection strategies for the digital enterprise. Mo’s passion is to inspire our next generation security professionals as well as help customers architect for future resilience. With that passion and over 20 years of experience, Mo leads our Security Architect and Executive Briefing Center programs in EMEA, where we host hundreds of customers each year. In previous roles at the company, Mo was the Chief Technical Strategist for the Global Public Sector and just prior to joining the company, lead Computer Security Incident Response and Threat Intelligence Teams investigating and responding to sophisticated cyber threats across the world.
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.