McAfee launches Cybersecurity Expert Council

McAfee announced the launch of its Cybersecurity Expert Council, consisting of information security experts from some of the largest companies around the world. The goal of the council is to provide real-world experience to support select research that McAfee commissions and conducts in-house.

McAfee’s Cybersecurity Expert Council will be composed of a select group of 50 to 100 authorities globally who will review McAfee research reports, analyze findings, provide commentary, share security best practices and speak to industry researchers.

Today’s release of McAfee’s newest report, Unsecured Economies: Protecting Vital Information, marks the first time the Cybersecurity Expert Council has provided input on McAfee-commissioned research. The research, conducted by Purdue University’s Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security, finds the global recession is putting vital information at greater risk than ever before.

Security experts from the following companies have agreed to join the Expert Council: 26th Network Operations Group, Adena Health Systems, Advance Auto Parts, Alcon Labs, AT&T, BAE Systems, Bank of China International, Barclay’s Capital – UK, Boston Medical Center, BNP Paribas, Cerner, Citigroup, the City of St. Paul, CSC, CSU Chico, Dell, Deutsche Bank, Draka Holding, Ellis Hospital, FAA, GOG, HBOS, Hershey, HQMC C4 IA, ID State Tax Commission, Intel, Kaiser, Lockheed Martin, Lockheed Martin Information Technology, Memorial Hermann, NASA, National Security Agency, Norfolk Southern, OASD/NII, Orange Business Services, Pakistan Mobile/Mobilink, Purdue University, Qualcomm, SAIC, South Carolina PPPS, SPAWAR 5.1.8, Starwood, State of Indiana, Tietonator, TeliaSonera, University of Adelaide and Volvo.

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