Enterprise

Smart Government and IoT: The Importance of Integration

How does one define “smart” in the digital age?  It can be argued that the term represents a creative solution driven by a precise mission.  To another, it’s defined by the latest machine learning (ML) algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI)-guided decision-making features in the newest release of a tool.  While ...

Executive Perspectives

Interoperability Is Key To Cybersecurity – A Conversation at CSIS

Interoperability – a subject that for too long cybersecurity companies have treated as an inconvenient nuisance – is finally getting the attention it deserves. In February, I had the opportunity to discuss the critical nature of interoperability with true security experts in the public and private sectors. We agreed that ...

Cloud Security

Why do I need a CASB for Shadow IT when I already have a SIEM?

Why does my organization need to have a Shadow IT solution when we already own a Next-Gen Firewall / Web Proxy and have all the logs in a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution? This is a question we are often asked by our customers. The answer is that ...

Executive Perspectives

Cybersecurity through openness: creating the right company culture

Interoperability and openness are concepts that have a tendency to turn technical quickly. But for McAfee, it goes beyond software. To stay cybersecure, organisations need to build in openness in their company structures, ensuring that different departments, from engineering, to legal, HR and business development teams all work together to ...

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

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 ...

Enterprise

Another Year, Another Successful Innovation Summit

I again had the privilege of interacting with customers, government officials and other cyber experts at the McAfee Through Innovation Summit here in the D.C. area last week. With nearly 1,000 registrants and dozens of speakers from industry and government, it is one of the premier cybersecurity events anywhere in ...

McAfee Labs

Operation Dragonfly Imperils Industrial Protocol

Recent headlines (here and here) may have struck fear into those living near major energy installations due to references about the Stuxnet malware. In 2009, this particular strain of malware caused significant damage to the Nantanz nuclear facility, reportedly destroying a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges. Recent reports about Operation ...

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