Steve Grobman is senior vice president and chief technology officer at McAfee. In this role, he sets the technical strategy and direction to create technologies that protect smart, connected computing devices and infrastructure worldwide. He leads McAfee’s development of next-generation cyberdefense and data science technologies, threat and vulnerability research, and internal CISO and IT organizations.

Prior to joining McAfee, he dedicated more than two decades to senior technical leadership positions related to cybersecurity at Intel Corporation, where he was an Intel Fellow.

He has written numerous technical papers and books and holds 27 U.S. patents. He earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from North Carolina State University.

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Executive Perspectives

Cloud Security and Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Sector

I recently had the honor of testifying before the House Financial Services Committee’s Taskforce on Artificial Intelligence about two critical emerging issues in the financial services sector – cloud and artificial intelligence (AI). Both have incredible potential for energizing the financial sector, but they also raise important security concerns. Financial ...

Executive Perspectives

A Robust Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Is Key To Our National Security

The Federal government has long struggled to close the cybersecurity workforce gap. The problem has continued to get worse as the number of threats against our networks, critical infrastructure, intellectual property, and the millions of IoT devices we use in our homes, offices and on our infrastructure increase. Without a ...

Executive Perspectives

McAfee CTO @ RSA: Catching Lightning in a Bottle or Burning Bridges to the Future?

I spoke last week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on the subject of AI related threats and opportunities in the cybersecurity field. I asserted that innovations such as AI can strengthen our defenses but can also enhance the effectiveness of a cyber attacker.  I also looked at some ...

Executive Perspectives

State County Authorities Fail at Midterm Election Internet Security

One of the things we at McAfee have been looking at this midterm election season is the security of election infrastructure at the individual county and state levels.  A lot of media and cybersecurity research focus has been placed on whether a major national attack could disrupt the entire U.S. ...

Executive Perspectives

Perspectives On Securing Our Election Systems

I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel at CyberScoop’s CyberTalks event this week, which coincides this year with the RSA 2018 Conference in San Francisco. Our discussion focused on the need to protect election systems from would-be hackers seeking to change results, sow discord in our election processes, ...

Enterprise

Economic Impact of Cybercrime: Why Cyber Espionage isn’t Just the Military’s Problem

In a technology-driven age, entrepreneurs, organizations, and nations succeed or fail in large part based on how effectively they develop, implement, and protect technology. One of the most notable aspects of “The Economic Impact of Cybercrime” report released recently is the prominence of cyber espionage, the cyber-theft of intellectual property ...

Executive Perspectives

World Economic Forum Sets High Bar on Public-Private Cybersecurity Partnerships

This week’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland featured the launch of the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and Society, a global platform for coalitions of public and private sector entities to “collaborate and accelerate progress against shared digital economy goals and ...

Enterprise

Out Innovating the Adversary, Part 2

My last post discussed the challenges of working to out-innovate our adversaries given the growing variety of objectives they might pursue, and the growing variety of methods they might use in pursuit of those objectives. As mentioned, part of the answer to these challenges lies in thinking differently about threat ...

Enterprise

Out Innovating the Adversary, Part 1

Deep down, if I think about who I am, I’m a scientist who loves to solve problems. If you think about cybersecurity, its problems are unique in that we are not only competing against industry competitors, we are also competing against the adversaries behind the cyber-attacks. My recent keynote at ...

Enterprise

Equifax: Rethinking Social Security Numbers as Identifiers, Part II

In my last post, I argued that we need to view the Equifax breach as a catalyst moment for rethinking the way we handle identification for U.S. citizens. This involves determining the right balance among security, privacy, utility, and cost. In this case, the irony is that technology is likely ...

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