Gary Davis

Gary Davis is Chief Consumer Security Evangelist. Through a consumer lens, he partners with internal teams to drive strategic alignment of products with the needs of the security space. Gary also provides security education to businesses and consumers by distilling complex security topics into actionable advice.

He is a sought-after speaker on trends in digital security including the evolving threat landscape, privacy and securing the Internet of Things. He has presented at high profile conferences and events including Consumer Electronics Show, Mobile World Congress, South by Southwest, and the National Association of Broadcasters. He has also delivered digital security topics to major educational institutions including Harvard University and Columbia University.

Gary has appeared on multiple business, security and consumer lifestyle broadcast outlets, including CBS News, CNBC, NBC, ABC, FOX News, Bloomberg, WSJ MoneyBeat and quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine and several more.

During his 9+ years at McAfee, he has held leadership roles in the consumer and enterprise divisions where he has helped shape various product portfolios and strategic direction along with advocating for cybersecurity education.

Prior to joining McAfee, he held senior management positions for more than 20 years in technology companies. Gary served on the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

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I’ve said it for some time—the world today is becoming increasingly connected, both on-and-offline. Everything from our shopping to banking, social networking to photography, job-hunting to booking travel—you name it—is taking place online. But being online can put you at risk and open a wide door to your identity when exposed to the wrong cyber ...
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Ahh, the good old days—when flashlights were simple, handheld devices, used to help light your way… Not light producing mobile apps tracking your every move. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a statement announcing that Goldenshores Technologies, LLC—makers of the “Brightest Flashlight” app for Android, deceived tens of millions of users by collecting location ...
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Deals abound on gadgets and gizmos in the wintry weeks before Christmas, but could that shiny new toy on your loved one’s wish list put the whole family’s security at risk? Smart TVs will undoubtedly be one of the more hot ticket items this season, but a recently discovered security vulnerability in the LG Smart ...
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I’ve mentioned many times about the dangers of connecting to public Wi-Fi, but who would have thought that connecting your phone to a public USB charger could expose you to similar malware dangers? Researchers at Georgia Tech have found a vulnerability in Apple’s iPhone that allows for malicious apps to be installed—without ever downloading from ...
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One month after announcing a corporate data raid affecting 2.9 million of their users, Adobe has found the extent of this breach to be even larger than initial estimates. The count of compromised users has increased to 38 million–13 times what they originally thought. The volume of leaked user data, while unfortunate, has provided an ...
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Most hacks and attacks introduced on this blog are blatantly malicious, looking to nab your valuable information. However, this may not be the case with app designer Darren Jones. Jones claims to have created his hack in order to prove that change is needed when it comes to photo messaging apps such as Snapchat. The ...
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After years of telling users that Microsoft Security Essentials was enough to protect their PCs from security threats, Microsoft has begun to sing a different tune. In an interview conducted by PC Magazine, Microsoft’s Senior Program Manager of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, Holly Stewart, admitted that Microsoft provides its users with only a “baseline” ...
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We all know the saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” however, as the incidence of cyberbullying grows across the Internet, this may no longer be true. On the Internet, hurtful words can become more visible and more brutal than ever and seen by a lot more people. ...
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The ability to instantly share and interact through online sources has become an expected part of our daily lives. We live in a time where any service that helps make this happen is quickly welcomed. And because of this mentality, cloud services such as Dropbox, where people can access shared information and files in real-time ...
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They say popularity has its price. This saying holds a new weight when it comes to the growing influence of social media. In fact, your “Likes” may be worth more to hackers than your credit card number. As counterintuitive as it may seem, your social clout has become the new target of hackers. And they’re ...
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