Tom Gann is the Chief Public Policy Officer at McAfee. In this capacity, he manages the U.S. and international advocacy activities and partners with the public relations team to help position McAfee as an industry leader in capitals around the world. Prior to joining McAfee, Gann managed cyber security policy, government relations, alliances, product marketing, and sales functions at Intel, Sun Microsystems, Siebel Systems, and Digimarc. He started his career on Capitol Hill, working as a legislative director and chief of staff to Congressman Tom Campbell. Gann has an MS in Management from the London Business School and a BA, with distinction, from Stanford University.

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Endpoint Security Executive Perspectives

McAfee MVISION for Endpoint is FedRAMP Moderate As Federal Cloud Usage Continues to Rise

Last month, I discussed the FedRAMP program’s basics and why it’s such a big deal for the federal government. In short, the program protects the data of U.S. citizens in the cloud and promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the government with a standardized approach. But within the FedRAMP program, ...

Executive Perspectives

The Hidden Costs of Cybercrime on Government

Organizations across the country – from the private sector to the federal government –  have become more digital, especially following the shift to remote work this year. It’s no surprise that cybercriminals around the world have taken notice. According to a new report by McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International ...

Executive Perspectives

FedRAMP – What’s the Big Deal?

If you are someone who works for a cloud service provider in the business of federal contracting, you probably already have a good understanding of FedRAMP. It is also likely that our regular blog readers know the ins and outs of this program. For those who are not involved in ...

Executive Perspectives

NDAA Conference: Opportunity to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity Posture

As Congress prepares to return to Washington in the coming weeks, finalizing the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will be a top priority. The massive defense bill features several important cybersecurity provisions, from strengthening CISA and promoting interoperability to creating a National Cyber Director position in the White House ...

Executive Perspectives

DOTGOV Online Trust in Government Legislation is Critical to Improving Election Security

In November, the Senate Homeland Security Committee approved the bipartisan DOTGOV Online Trust in Government Act of 2019 (S. 2749), legislation introduced by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and James Lankford (R-OK) to help state and local governments transition to a .gov domain. The program ...

Executive Perspectives

Investing in our Future Cybersecurity Workforce Through JROTC

We all know that filling the pipeline for IT jobs is one of our nation’s biggest challenges. The Department of Labor projects there will be 3.5 million computing-related jobs available by 2026, but our current education pipeline will only fill 19% of those openings, threatening our security and global leadership. Congress ...

Executive Perspectives

CDM and the 2019 Billington Cybersecurity Summit

Recently, Billington hosted their 10th annual Cybersecurity Summit, one of the premier cybersecurity conferences where industry leaders and government officials join together to discuss the current state of cybersecurity. Several key themes presented themselves throughout the two-day summit, including cloud, cybersecurity legislation, and DHS’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program (CDM). ...

Executive Perspectives

Important Updates to DHS’s CDM Program Help Ensure Programs Effectiveness

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program is a key component of the federal government’s cybersecurity posture. This important program provides real-time, continuous monitoring of federal networks while also auditing networks for unauthorized changes. While the CDM program has been a boon to the security ...

Executive Perspectives

Modernizing FedRAMP is Essential to Enhanced Cloud Security

According to an analysis by McAfee’s cloud division, log data tracking the activities of some 200,000 government workers in the United States and Canada, show that the average agency uses 742 cloud services, on the order of 10 to 20 times more than the IT department manages. The use of ...

Executive Perspectives

House Actions on Election Security Bode Well for 2020

As a U.S. cybersecurity company, McAfee supports legislation that aims to safeguard U.S. election security. After the 2016 election, McAfee sees the importance of improving and preserving election security; we even offered free security tools to local election boards prior to the 2018 elections and released educational research on how ...

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