McAfee Labs Examines Threat Landscape in Latest Edition of the “Security Journal”

McAfee and Security Industry Thought Leaders Outline the “Quantum Leap” in Security, Data, and Privacy Concerns

Santa Clara, Calif. — Nov. 15, 2011 — McAfee today announced the 2011 edition of McAfee Security Journal, a publication designed to inform security executives and technical personnel on cutting-edge topics to help them make better-informed security decisions. The Journal, now in its seventh edition, comprises in-depth articles from McAfee Labs researchers and security thought leaders. It examines the future of information security as it pertains to interconnected technologies, recent acts of cyberespionage, the rise in hacktivism, and increasingly sophisticated malware such as Stuxnet and Duqu.

“As security experts, we need to be leaders in understanding what the next-generation threats are,” said Vincent Weafer, senior vice president of McAfee Labs. “Technologies are more interconnected than ever before, and that has led to new types of security threats and data and privacy concerns. As new platforms gain traction and visibility at the attacker level, now is the time to examine these threats and inform organizations and individuals on how they can protect themselves.”

This edition of the Journal, “Security beyond the Desktop,” is based on articles compiled by international experts who issue an urgent “call to arms” to the security industry. No longer is a defensive posture sufficient to protect the ubiquitous devices and data of today’s digital world. Instead of defensive methods being installed on computers, in networks, and in the cloud, there is an urgent need to “step back,” to take a broader look at security, and to take preemptive measures. The report’s authors say now is the time to avoid enemy attacks altogether by taking a more inclusive stance, looking both inside and outside the network.

The report details the following highlights on the evolution of cyberthreats and the need for a more inclusive security strategy:

Experts in the report are McAfee Labs researchers, as well as Chris Roberts, founder and Chief Geek of One World Labs, Jayson Street, author of Dissecting the Hack, and David Kennedy, creator of The Social Engineering Toolkit. All these experts agree that the recommendations laid out in the report are preliminary, and these are just the first steps that need to be taken industry wide.

For a full copy of the McAfee Security Journal: Security Beyond the Desktop, please visit

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