Life at McAfee

Global Community Service Day 2018: Together for good

By: Emily, Communications Program Manager When I finished college, I went to work for the same nonprofit youth sports organization where I tried volleyball, basketball and other sports growing up. The keyword is ‘try,’ because, let’s face it – I was bad at sports. All coaches for the organization were – and still are – …

Consumer, Mobile Security

McAfee Safe Connect, Two Gold Award Winners of 2018 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards®

On February 28th, Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards presented their 2018 award winners. We are humbled to have received two golds in the Product or Service Excellence of the Year — Security Information and Website & Web Application Security for McAfee Safe Connect. Product Overview: McAfee Safe Connect is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) that helps users …

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How Do You #PressForProgress?

By Marty, Regional Sales Director March 8th marks the 108th year the world has celebrated International Women’s Day. During those years women won the right to vote, according to the Department of Labor women now account for 47% of the US workforce and control over $20 trillion in worldwide spending[1]. Still, recent reports indicate economic …

Business

A Map of the Most Dangerous Sources of Cybercrime

This blog post was written by James Andrew Lewis, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).  Now that 3 companies and 13 individuals from Russia have been indicted for U.S. election interference, the general American populace has insight into a problem that has been growing for years: Russia has little …

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 …