Vishnu Varadaraj currently serves as the Senior Director of Engineering Consumer Division at McAfee. In this role, Vishnu leads product development in the areas of mobile & desktop security services, identity platform and mobile threat research. Vishnu brings more than two decades of experience in building products for consumer markets with a focus on innovation & customer experience. Outside of work Vishnu enjoys swimming, snowboarding, kayaking, etc. depending on the weather.

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Consumer Cyber Awareness

Hybrid Workplace Vulnerabilities: 4 Ways to Promote Online Safety

Over the past year and a half, workers everywhere have gotten used to working from home. They have adopted an entirely new work from home mindset and diverted their weekly commuting hours to other productive and more enjoyable pursuits. As parts of the world return to a “new normal,” another change is on the way: ...

Mobile and IoT Security

The Future of Mobile in a Post-COVID World & How to Stay Secure

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us to quickly adjust to the new normal — case and point,  admitted that they switched to digital activities like online banking, social networking, and online shopping in 2020 out of convenience. Research now shows that consumers’ reliance on this technology is here to stay. PwC found that 44% of ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

5 Ransomware Threats Canadians Need to Know

Every day you place your personal information in the hands of companies and trust that it will remain safe. However, what happens when external threats jeopardize your personal data security, especially while working remotely?  The transition to remote work environments and consumers’ online habits have made it more difficult for Canadian employees and consumers to protect their personal ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

Do the Benefits of Bitcoin Outweigh the Risks?

What do Burger King and the popular “Doge” meme have in common? They both have cryptocurrencies named after their likeliness. WhopperCoin and Dogecoin are just two examples of the thousands of types of cryptocurrencies that have caught users’ attention over the past few years. Cryptocurrencies are digital tokens generated by a computer after solving ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

The Rise of the Dark Web Gig Economy

The gig economy has become more prevalent in today’s world with the appeal and necessity of flexible work opportunities. Many take advantage of short-term contracts, side jobs, and freelance work to retain more control over how they spend their day and earn their income. However, the proliferation of these flexible ...

Cyberthreat News

Apple Users: This macOS Malware Could Be Spying on You

In 2018, Macs accounted for 10% of all active personal computers. Since then, popularity has skyrocketed. In the first quarter of 2021, Macs experienced 115% growth when compared to Q1 2020, putting Apple in fourth place in the global PC market share. It is safe to say that Macs are well-loved and trusted devices by a significant portion ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

The What, Why, and How of AI and Threat Detection

There are more online users now than ever before, thanks to the availability of network-capable devices and online services. The internet population in Canada is the highest it has been, topping the charts at 33 million. That number is only expected to increase through the upcoming years. However, this growing number and continued ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

Keep the Change: 3 Tips for Using the Twitter Tip Jar

When we think of tipping, many don’t see it as anything beyond a display of gratitude. However, Twitter’s latest feature is prompting its users to rethink this sentiment. It hasn’t been long since Twitter released their new Tip Jar feature, which allows users on the platform to send tips to designated accounts. However, online users and security experts are already exposing the vulnerabilities in its architecture.  Twitter’s Tip Jar has sparked ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

Less Is More: Why One Antivirus Software Is All You Need

Personal devices and the information they carry are incredibly valuable to their owners. It is only natural to want to protect your device like a royal family fortifying a medieval castle. Unlike medieval castles that depended upon layers and layers of protection (moats, drawbridges, spiky gates, etc.), personal devices thrive on just one defense: a devoted guard ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

3 Tips to a Holistic Online Security Approach

Cybersecurity is often used as a blanket term to address online safety. Cybersecurity can refer to the software used to protect your devices, but it can also refer to the processes you put in place to protect yourself from online threats. Whether you’re implementing best practices, building awareness of security threats, or installing security software, taking ...

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