Vincent Weafer

Vincent Weafer is vice president of McAfee Labs in the Intel Security Group at Intel Corporation. In his role leading the labs organization, he oversees a team of hundreds of researchers in dozens of countries, as well as millions of sensors around the globe, all dedicated to helping protect Intel customers from the latest cyber-threats. Weafer’s team focuses on advancing the research and intelligence-gathering capabilities required to provide the latest protection solutions in malware, host and network intrusion, e-mail, vulnerability and Web security.

Weafer’s 30-year career in the IT industry encompasses roles spanning software development, systems engineering, development management and security research. He joined the Intel organization in 2011 with the acquisition of McAfee Inc., now a wholly owned subsidiary that operates as the Intel Security Group. Before joining McAfee in 2010, he spent 15 years with Symantec Corporation, culminating in his position as vice president for security response.

Weafer holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Dublin City University in Ireland and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He has presented at numerous international security conferences and is the co-author of a book on Internet security published by Symantec Press. Weafer has also been invited to testify on multiple government committees, including the States Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on “Combating Cyber Crime and Identify Theft in the Digital Age;” the United States Sentencing Commission’s public hearing on Identity Theft and the Restitution Act of 2008; and the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on “Impact and Policy Implications of Spyware on Consumers and Businesses.”