McAfee CEO to Deliver Speech at White HouseBy: Shawn Hess - May 29, 2012
Co-president of McAfee Security Solutions, Michael DeCesare, will be delivering a speech at the White House tomorrow titled, “Building Cybersecurity Partnerships and Promoting Voluntary Action: Stopping Botnets”. The event, held in the Indian Treaty Room from 8:30 PM to 9:45 PM, will be hosted by White House Cybersecurity coordinator, Howard Schmidt.
The White House, in conjunction with the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is committed to solving cybersecurity problems like the Botnet via a successful voluntary public-private partnership. Partnering with companies like McAfee allows them the ability to coordinate action and identify the biggest problems from multiple angles.
Botnets are currently considered to be one of the biggest threats to internet security and have grown in the first portion of 2012 to now include over 5 million cases. McAfee is a member of the Industry Botnet Group (IBG) and works fighting botnets both in government and industry.