Life at McAfee

Celebrating Halloween – McAfee Style

By Dawson McPherson, Talent & Communications Coordinator Two weeks ago, I stepped into the McAfee Plano office with a mixture of emotions – excited, eager, nervous. It was my first day as a McAfee employee, and like most people starting a new job, I didn’t fully know what to expect. So, I took a deep …

Life at McAfee

The McAfee Adventures of a Middle School Teacher

By Lori, AVID Teacher, Haggard Middle School I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen. – A.A. Milne My own adventure from the classroom and into corporate America began with an email from my school district – Plano ISD. To enrich the classroom-to-career connection, PISD partnered up with the Mayor’s Summer …

Consumer

Are You Unhackable?

Working in cybersecurity doesn’t make you immune to hackers, but it sure does make you more aware and more prepared. One of the biggest things to remember is to always be skeptical. Skeptical of strange email addresses, random friend requests, unfamiliar Wi-Fi networks…everything. Learn the signs to look for and the things to avoid. And …

Life at McAfee

Stefan’s Tale: A 17-Year Journey to McAfee

By Stefan, Senior Security Consultant in Sydney, Australia. When I was younger, I wanted to be a policeman and help stop bad guys. As I got older, my dream career evolved into wearing a different kind of shield to stop a different type of bad guy. And in a 17-year tale spanning continents, I finally …

Business

McAfee Applauds “Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act of 2017”

Sound educational theory and quality academic instruction are crucial.  Understanding real-world, real-time threats is also imperative as our graduating professionals join the workforce and industry’s rapidly changing cybersecurity landscape.  We must find ways to maximize the instruction from both academia an industry, to facilitate our students’—and government’s and industry’s—success.

Business, Cloud Security

Network Security in the Amazon Web Services Cloud – It’s Your Responsibility!

There is a presiding notion that because established cloud providers such as Amazon deliver enterprise-class infrastructure, security is “taken care of.” When you set up your workloads in AWS, you hopefully configure available settings like access control and firewall port restrictions. That’s all good, and necessary! But outside of the cloud, would that ever be …

Life at McAfee

The New Intern-Net

By Cristina, Channel Team Intern in Plano, Texas. As a college student today, it often feels like it’s essential to get top grades, volunteer, participate in sports, play an instrument, and find a cure for a rare disease in my spare time just to get a job interview. And now, on top of this, two …

Trusted Advisor

Is It Hackable? Our New Podcast Intends to Find Out

Cyberattacks are becoming more and more prevalent. It seems like every day there’s another story about a cybercriminal attacking something new – an IoT teddy bear, support call logs, the list goes on. So, in light of these cybercrimes, McAfee has created a new podcast, called to explore what exactly makes these attacks successful. This …

Life at McAfee

The Kids are in Charge

This blog post was written by Ribu, Communications Manager based in Bangalore, India. Kids are wonderful, aren’t they? And what could be better than having a record-breaking 500 children liven up McAfee’s India Development Center on our annual Kids@Work Day. This annual gathering transforms our Bangalore site from an everyday office to a Wonderland. It …

Life at McAfee

Coming Home To Vote for Marriage Equality

Chris is a localization engineer for McAfee in Cork, Ireland, who is passionate about inclusivity for gender and sexual minorities in the workplace. As part of a small group of citizens invited by the Irish Government to form the first Irish Constitutional Convention, he helped the effort for the referendum on equal rights in Ireland …

Trusted Advisor

Millions of Android Devices Hit With CopyCat Malware

Time and time again, we’ve seen Android malware make its way through mobile devices around the world. Now, a new mobile malware is here, and it has infected at least 14 million Android devices. Dubbed CopyCat, the malware has been found running a successful adware campaign, stealing credits earned by legitimate advertisers in the process. …