Consumer, Family Safety

Your Kids Are My Problem, Here’s Why

This post was written by Jessica Brookes Snow falls outside the large steamy windows at a popular coffee shop in the suburbs of London. It’s crowded with dogs, children, people on laptops, people on mobiles and people on another planet. At a corner table, two friends are talking about how much (or how little) they …

Life at McAfee

Why Republic Day of India Matters to Me and McAfee

By Smriti, HR Partner At McAfee, we love to recognize and celebrate the traditions and holidays observed by our employees around the world. With nearly 7,500 employees spanned across the globe, you can imagine just how many occasions we get to celebrate! This week, we happen to be celebrating one of my favorite national holidays …

Business

The Year Cybersecurity Made Primetime

Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital, the fictional hospital on the television drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” was suddenly brought to a halt Nov. 14 at the hands of ransomware. The No. 3 drama on broadcast television, a venerable franchise of 14 seasons and 300 episodes, reflected the harsh reality faced by many. WannaCry, Petya, and Equifax entered dinner table …

Business

Cybercriminals Capitalize on Bitcoin’s Boom, Attack Mining Marketplace NiceHash

We’re seeing it everywhere: Bitcoin is booming. The cryptocurrency’s value has shot up 181 percent the past month. Everyone seems to be scurrying to get in on the newest gold rush – especially cybercriminals. Last week, hackers carried out a “professional” attack against Slovenian-based bitcoin mining marketplace NiceHash intended to capitalize on this trend. By conducting …

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 …