McAfee’s new lab spotlights emerging, high-impact threats Steve Povolny, head of Advanced Threat Research at McAfee, explains why McAfee’s new demo lab includes some research in areas traditionally not associated with McAfee, like adversarial machine learning on autonomous vehicles. McAfee is planning to return to the public market, following the footsteps of companies including CrowdStrike in a recent barrage of cybersecurity-related initial public offerings (IPOs). As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the cybersecurity firm is meeting with banks and representatives of financial institutions over the course of this week to discuss a return to the market and a potential IPO listing. Security Google hopes to standardize robots.txt by going open source Cyberwarfare in space: Satellites at risk of hacker attacks US wants to isolate power grids with ‘retro’ technology to limit cyber-attacks This cloud flaw put millions of EA user accounts at risk: Here’s how to protect yourself According to sources familiar with the matter, an IPO could raise at least $1 billion for the company and could value McAfee at over $5 billion. Semiconductor giant Intel purchased McAfee for $7.7 billion in 2011 and rebranded the organization to Intel Security. By 2016, Intel had sold a 51 percent majority stake of Intel Security to TPG for $3.1 billion, and the pair chose to shift the business back to the McAfee name under private ownership. Thoma Bravo then acquired a minority stake in the joint venture, and while reports suggested the private equity firm was interested in acquiring… [Read full story]
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