America Needs a Cybersecurity “Reboot”
A generation ago, as Americans began logging onto the earliest versions of the internet, McAfee antivirus alerts were as ubiquitous as the sound of dial-up modems. For years, McAfee antivirus software was the standard in protection from spyware, Trojan horses, and other traps that allowed hackers access to your personal computer. Notwithstanding the recent controversy surrounding some of the activities associated with John McAfee — the 71-year-old software security pioneer — there is no denying he understands the benefits and pitfalls of government cybersecurity as well as anyone.
And he’s not optimistic about what the future holds if things do not change — immediately.