The Department of Homeland Security named McAfee chief technology officer Phyllis Schneck to the position of Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity today. She is the third appointed to the position since its creation in 2011.
John McAfee hasn’t been involved with McAfee software for more than 15 years. But he still receives e-mail from people asking how to uninstall it. So he made an insane video.
When Edward Snowden leaked the news about PRISM, we thought it was just 9 U.S. companies that were sharing customers’ data with the National Security Agency (NSA). Now it looks like literally thousands of technology, finance, and manufacturing firms are working with the NSA, CIA, FBI, and branches of the U.S. military.
PerspecSys, the Toronto-based cloud data protection company, has closed $12 million in its second round of funding. The company plans to use the capital injection to further develop global sales and marketing efforts and continue product development.
Security heavyweight McAfee has agreed to acquire network firewall business Stonesoft for $389 million in cash so it can offer more powerful firewall protection to its clients.
Symantec and McAfee need to stop focusing on anti-virus software and start solving bigger problems or they run the risk of becoming obsolete, says KPCB’s Ted Schlein.
The Federal Communications Commission wants people to get smarter about their phones as we head into the holiday season — a time for giving gadgets.
Dave DeWalt — known for his big personality, top-secret government clearance, and work as former chief executive at McAfee — is taking over as chief executive for security company FireEye today. He hopes to lead the company to an IPO quickly.
There once was a time when the biggest shopping scams were overpriced department stores and fake purses. But now shoppers should be on alert for Cyber Monday, the Internet’s answer to Black Friday, which creates a whole knew arena for ripping you off.
Symantec is catching up to competitors today, with the latest version of its Norton Mobile Security offering. The new version lets you backup your contacts and puts a strong focus on a web dashboard where you can manage your devices.
Police in Belize are looking for John McAfee, founder of security giant McAfee and Belize resident, for questioning around the weekend murder of fellow expatriate Gregory Faull.
Mobile malware has exploded this year, growing almost 700 percent over 2011 numbers. Almost all of it, perhaps 85 percent, targets smartphones running Android.
Dave DeWalt is the chairman of FireEye, a threat-detection computer security company
Online security threats have taken a new, darker turn in the past few years. Instead of script kiddies and credit-card hackers, the dominant threats now are government-backed entities.
If you think people of the cloth are out of touch with modern technology, think again. A bishop of the Church of England just gave his congregation some security advice; if you want a hard-to-crack password that you’ll remember, pick a passage in the Bible. A security expert thinks the Church leader might be on to something.
McAfee released its online security threat predictions for 2012 today, predicting that much of the hacking drama that started in 2011 will only grow in the new year.
Cloud storage company Box announced three new security features and a partnership with Intel today, in hopes of bringing cloud security to a place where CIOs are no longer afraid of it.
Android malware has jumped 37 percent in the third quarter of 2011, according to a new quarterly report released by security provider McAfee. Where our phones go, so too go viruses, especially on the Android platform.
While Intel is known as the world’s biggest chip maker, but it also wants to be known as a leader in software.
An extensive survey of businesses shows that cyberattacks are a growing threat to corporations of all kinds. Companies consider safeguarding their networks to be critically important to their business, resulting in substantial costs.
McAfee, one of the leaders in PC antivirus software, is launching a consumer-focused anti-theft app for the iPhone today. The new McAfee WaveSecure helps users protect their privacy and data in case their iPhones are lost or stolen.
Thousands of security professionals, hackers, federal agents and media descended on Las Vegas this week to attend the Black Hat and Defcon conferences. The two conferences exhibit the extremes of hacker and security culture, with federal agents and major corporations descending on Black Hat in large numbers and mohawk-styled hackers and Electronic Frontier Foundation lawyers attending Defcon. It’s like the difference between law enforcement and pranksterism, where both have the object of protecting freedom.
As soon as Dmitri Alperovitch walked into a hotel suite at McAfee’s reception at the Black Hat security conference, he was surrounded by reporters from the New York Times, Reuters, and other publications. It was the logical end to a long day that began with a blog post by Alperovitch about Operation Shady RAT, a cyber-spying campaign that Alperovitch said was the “biggest transfer of wealth in terms of intellectual property in human history.”
Security technology vendor McAfee unveiled a report on what it called the biggest series of cyber espionage attacks discovered today. The attack involved the infiltration of 72 governments and corporations around the world, including the United Nations and the U.S. government.
Intel is planning a hybrid security technology that will combine software with chip-based defenses.
Intel announced its fifth straight quarter of record-setting revenues today, with $13 billion in revenue and $3.2 billion net income, or 59 cents per share, for the second quarter 2011.
Intel’s security- and antivirus-focused McAfee subsidiary has announced the departure of its president, David DeWalt.
David DeWalt is about to leave his post as president of McAfee to become the CEO of Palo Alto Networks, a late-stage security startup, VentureBeat has learned.