Josh Thurston

Josh Thurston is a security strategist in the McAfee Office of the CTO. In this role, Thurston drives business growth and defines the McAfee go-to-market strategy for the Americas, creating and communicating innovative solutions for today's complex information security and privacy challenges.

Prior to joining McAfee, Thurston was co-founder of a merchant services company known for developing a secure mobile credit-card processing solution over digital wireless devices.

With over a decade at McAfee, Thurston is an industry veteran with extensive experience in customer environments of multiple sizes and verticals. Thurston has worked side by side with engineering teams in product innovations, design specification, scalability testing, and product integrations.

Thurston has educated security practitioners around the globe on security design and best practices and is a known speaker and participant in industry events. Thurston has a Bachelor's of Science in Business/e-Business.
From Azure to AWS – cloud adoption is booming, which has security professionals trying to find the right formula for securing the cloud. Now, a new data breach at OneLogin, whose business is providing secure access to multiple cloud applications, has reaffirmed the need for cloud security. How did the breach happen? It’s unknown exactly ...
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People have wandered a long way outside of the secure walls of corporate computing. Your users are working from more places than you can keep track of. They are using devices you may or may not own, and cloud services you may or may not know about. In fact, about 40% of cloud services are ...
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The security space is larger than ever, with point product innovation driving growth in the industry so that there is a seemingly endless supply of new products and technologies. But there is a human tendency to simplify choices and circumstances, and in security departments that tends to narrow the strategic charter and purchasing decisions down ...
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Update 4/25: The InterContinental Hotels Group has recently released data stating that now point-of-sale servers at more than 1,000 of its properties were compromised with the malware used to steal customer debit and credit card data. The article has been updated to reflect these new numbers. Original Story The InterContinental Hotels Group has found themselves dealing ...
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