Craig Schmugar

Craig Schmugar is a Principal Engineer and Research Architect. Since joining McAfee in 2000 he has worked in different areas of research, from Malware Operations to Innovation Research. More recently Craig has been focused on endpoint product efficacy; assessing detection effectiveness and seeking opportunities to make it stronger. He has over a dozen pending or issued patents to his name.

Craig has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of North Florida, and a master’s degree in Jazz pedagogy from Northwestern University.
Email remains a top vector for attackers.  Over the years, defenses have evolved, and policy-based protections have become standard for email clients such as Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Mail.  Such policies are highly effective, but only if they are maintained as attacker’s keep changing their tactics to evade defenses.  For this reason, McAfee endpoint products ...
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