Enterprise

Together is Power—Recapping FOCUS 16!

The 9th Annual McAfee FOCUS Conference kicked off the first week of November with incredible keynote speakers, inspiring breakout sessions and turbo talks, and a huge announcement! To the delight and surprise of attendees, SVP and GM Chris Young unveiled a new McAfee product brand. And keynote speakers Ashton Kutcher and ...

Executive Perspectives

Together is Power: FOCUS 16 and the Future of Cybersecurity

This blog was written by Chris Young, McAfee’s former CEO. I led last week’s FOCUS 16 conversation with a simple question – “Are we safer together, or apart?” It was a powerful way to begin my keynote, and you can safely presume the answer I gave on behalf of all ...

Enterprise Executive Perspectives

Defense Evolved: From Threat Intelligence, to Investigation, to Orchestration with DXL

In my last post, I discussed the attributes of our adversaries, the drivers behind their activities, and their recent attack methodologies. I also discussed the threat defense efficacy curve, which illustrates how cyber defense capabilities decline in efficacy over time as attackers develop countermeasures to evade them. My FOCUS 16 ...

Enterprise Executive Perspectives

Security, Time, and the Decline of Efficacy

This week at the FOCUS’16 conference in Las Vegas, I shared perspectives on today’s changing threat landscape, how we must re-think cyber defense technologies, and McAfee’s vision for thwarting the cyber-threats of tomorrow. In 2016, we saw significant cases of cyber activity from criminals, nation-states, and hacktivists. In each case, ...

Executive Perspectives

Chance of a Lifetime

This blog was written by Brian Dye. Writing from the FOCUS 16 Security Conference, Wed., Nov. 2 I just came out of one of the most energetic keynote sessions I have ever seen. Chris Young, who heads McAfee, mapped out a vision for the future of our company. It was ...

Enterprise

Shiny Meets Sustainable: OpenDXL as an Orchestration Platform

This blog was written by Barbara Kay. Every now and then I get into a debate about what constitutes a platform. To me, it means connecting functions and data easily and as directly as possible, balancing speed and simplicity and safety. While it’s nice to present this as an architectural ...

Enterprise

McAfee Innovation Alliance Partners Continue to Expand Our Open Ecosystem

McAfee Security Innovation Alliance Partners Continue to Expand Our Open, Integrated Security Ecosystem Only a year ago, at our FOCUS 15 event, we announced our new strategy centered on an integrated, open security system—powered by a connected architecture across McAfee and third-party products. Since then, our McAfee Security Innovation Alliance ...

Executive Perspectives

Automating the Threat Defense Lifecycle – What the Heck does THAT Mean?

This blog was written by Brian Dye. When we introduced our strategy at FOCUS ’15, at its core a simple concept:  create integrated security systems to automate the threat defense lifecycle so you can address more threats, faster, with fewer resources.  With the recent announcement of our strategic partnership with ...

Executive Perspectives

Understand the Dangers of Hardware & Firmware Vulnerabilities

The security industry has, for years, been developing technologies to secure our applications and operating systems. 2015 was the year, however, I feel hardware vulnerabilities truly became real. We saw multiple instances of attackers using hardware, firmware, and BIOS as an element of their attack, from Rowhammer exploiting DRAM to ...

Endpoint Security

McAfee DXL: Momentum toward an Open, Integrated Security Architecture

This blog was written by Scott Montgomery, McAfee’s previous vice president and chief technology officer of public sector. It takes a village. With today’s vast cybercriminal network churning out sophisticated attacks by the minute, it’s virtually impossible for any single security solution to combat today’s threats alone. For years, organizations ...

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