Steve Grobman is senior vice president and chief technology officer at McAfee. In this role, he sets the technical strategy and direction to create technologies that protect smart, connected computing devices and infrastructure worldwide. He leads McAfee’s development of next-generation cyberdefense and data science technologies, threat and vulnerability research, and internal CISO and IT organizations.
Prior to joining McAfee, he dedicated more than two decades to senior technical leadership positions related to cybersecurity at Intel Corporation, where he was an Intel Fellow.
He has written numerous technical papers and books and holds 27 U.S. patents. He earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from North Carolina State University.
The security industry has, for years, been developing technologies to secure our applications and operating systems. 2015 was the year, however, I feel hardware vulnerabilities truly became real. We saw multiple instances of attackers using hardware, firmware, and BIOS as an element of their attack, from Rowhammer exploiting DRAM to the Equation Group showcasing vulnerabilities ...