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Q&A with Lynda Grindstaff, VP of Content Operations and Assessment at McAfee

DECK 7 | February 27, 2020

Lynda Grindstaff, Vice President of Content Operations and Assessment at McAfee is a popular and highly rated industry speaker at engineering and professional development conferences nationwide that repeatedly draws large crowds. Since she has over two decades of management and technical experience, Lynda has proven experience building and managing software engineering organizations as well as growing technical leaders. Deck 7: Please tell us a bit about how you first became interested in cybersecurity.  When and how did you decide this was the path for you? LYNDA GRINDSTAFF: Cybersecurity actually came to me through a friend… My degree is in computer science, and I spent over two decades at Intel Corporation. I held a myriad of jobs ranging from programming, system validation, technical marketing, business development, strategic planning to cybersecurity. In 2014, I transferred into what was known at the time as the Intel Security Group on the suggestion of a friend. I have enjoyed the cybersecurity field so much that I left Intel in 2017 for the McAfee spin out and haven’t looked back. The cybersecurity field is very exciting as we’re looking for solutions to get ahead of the bad guys while protecting our customers at the same time. It is always changing and there is no shortage of activities!  

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Despite warnings to be vigilant in following links in mails and the like, phishing continues to be an effective tactic for infiltrating enterprise networks. Testing the ability of 18,000 business users globally in detecting online scams, the McAfee Phishing Quiz uncovered that only 7% of business users were able to identify whether a set of 10 emails were phishing emails or the real thing....

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None | October 17, 2014

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Controversial computer security luminary, John McAfee, will be making a guest appearance at Infosecurity Europe in June, the organizer has announced. He will be speaking at an invite-only, 20th anniversary evening event on June 3 at London’s Olympia, in front of around 1000 attendees....

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“The fourth quarter of 2013 will be remembered as the period when cybercrime became ‘real’ for more people than ever before,” said Vincent Weafer, senior vice president for McAfee Labs, in a statement. “These cyber-thefts occurred at a time when most people were focused on their holiday shopping and when the industry wanted people to feel secure and confident in their purchases.”...

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MCAFEE: PHISHING AWARENESS REMAINS ABYSMAL

None | September 04, 2014

Despite warnings to be vigilant in following links in mails and the like, phishing continues to be an effective tactic for infiltrating enterprise networks. Testing the ability of 18,000 business users globally in detecting online scams, the McAfee Phishing Quiz uncovered that only 7% of business users were able to identify whether a set of 10 emails were phishing emails or the real thing....

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MCAFEE: GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC MUST SHARE SECURITY BURDEN

None | October 17, 2014

Governments should treat cyber security as a public health issue as they pursue next generation services if they are to reap the benefits of interconnected digital technologies without succumbing to the inherent data security risks, according to McAfee....

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JOHN MCAFEE CONFIRMED FOR INFOSECURITY EUROPE

None | May 22, 2015

Controversial computer security luminary, John McAfee, will be making a guest appearance at Infosecurity Europe in June, the organizer has announced. He will be speaking at an invite-only, 20th anniversary evening event on June 3 at London’s Olympia, in front of around 1000 attendees....

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MCAFEE: DARK WEB HEADLINES Q4 THREATS

None | March 11, 2014

“The fourth quarter of 2013 will be remembered as the period when cybercrime became ‘real’ for more people than ever before,” said Vincent Weafer, senior vice president for McAfee Labs, in a statement. “These cyber-thefts occurred at a time when most people were focused on their holiday shopping and when the industry wanted people to feel secure and confident in their purchases.”...

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Q&A with Lynda Grindstaff, VP of Content Operations and Assessment at McAfee

DECK 7 | February 27, 2020

Lynda Grindstaff, Vice President of Content Operations and Assessment at McAfee is a popular and highly rated industry speaker at engineering and professional development conferences nationwide that repeatedly draws large crowds. Since she has over two decades of management and technical experience, Lynda has proven experience building and managing software engineering organizations as well as growing technical leaders. Deck 7: Please tell us a bit about how you first became interested in cybersecurity.  When and how did you decide this was the path for you? LYNDA GRINDSTAFF: Cybersecurity actually came to me through a friend… My degree is in computer science, and I spent over two decades at Intel Corporation. I held a myriad of jobs ranging from programming, system validation, technical marketing, business development, strategic planning to cybersecurity. In 2014, I transferred into what was known at the time as the Intel Security Group on the suggestion of a friend. I have enjoyed the cybersecurity field so much that I left Intel in 2017 for the McAfee spin out and haven’t looked back. The cybersecurity field is very exciting as we’re looking for solutions to get ahead of the bad guys while protecting our customers at the same time. It is always changing and there is no shortage of activities!  

Read More