McAfee Calls for EU Solution on Cyber Preparedness

By Mcafee, PRNE
Monday, November 21, 2011

BRUSSELS, November 22, 2011 -

- The time is right for more cooperation between governments and business

Policy-makers and defence experts from across key EU institutions will today join McAfee, the leading security solutions provider, to look at the question of increased cyber interoperability in a fast-changing world.

At a breakfast seminar, hosted in the European Parliament by Christian Ehler MEP, delegates will hear how technology is changing the way war is waged between and within states, and the extent that closer cooperation between states and systems could be the solution to tackling cyber threats.

Legislators, representatives from NATO, the European Defence Agency (EDA), the Military Staff of the EU (EUMS), and the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) will join with McAfee to discuss what governments and the private sector can do cooperatively to combat the growing cyber threat.

McAfee will set out how nations and organisations can cooperate to overcome the challenges of scale, cost effectiveness and interoperability and in turn, successfully mitigate the cyber threat.

Maurice Cashman, senior security architect at McAfee will present on some of the key capabilities that governments require to achieve a resilient security architecture. These key capabilities of speed, visibility and relationships are applicable whether the network supports government enterprise or critical infrastructure.

“The cyber security challenge requires an evolution in thinking. With the right industry-government collaboration, networks of the future can create resiliency by instantly rejecting harmful code in milliseconds as opposed to the hours it traditionally takes to make a signature, just as our bodies reject viruses even though we may not know the name of the particular disease,” said Maurice Cashman.  ”Information technology companies focused on cyber security in particular have the resources and the economic incentives to continue to invent and develop the technologies and solutions needed to stay ahead of sophisticated cyber attackers.”

About McAfee

McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by its unrivaled Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. McAfee is relentlessly focused on constantly finding new ways to keep our customers safe.

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Notes to editors:

  • The breakfast seminar will be held on 23November 2011 at the Restaurant des Députés in the European Parliament in Brussels. It will be hosted by Christian Ehler MEP.
  • Speaking on the panel are Christian Ehler MEP, Les Doyle, Military Staff of the European Union (EUMS, Erik Windmar, Cabinet Member for Commissioner Malmstrom, Klaus Keus, ENISA and Maurice Cashman, Senior Security Architect, McAfee.
  • Maurice (Mo) Cashman, senior security architect for McAfee, has more than twelve years of technical and managerial experience in Computer Network Defense and Information Assurance. He is a seasoned information systems security professional with experience of managing, designing, installing, and operating information security systems in classified and unclassified enterprise environments. Prior to joining McAfee, Mo lead a team of 25 security professionals performing incident response and analysis, penetration testing, threat intelligence, architecture design and cyber risk management for a Global Security Operations Center. Mo is the lead PM and architect for security solutions with Federal customers in Europe, Southwest Asia and NATO.


Contacts : Michelle Spencer, McAfee, Inc., +44(0)1753-513200, michelle_spencer at; Lee Whitehill, Interel, +44(0)207-592-3812, lee.whitehill at

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