McAfee Public Policy

Cybersecurity that centers and protects people.

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McAfee is one of the world’s leading independent cybersecurity companies. McAfee creates consumer security solutions that make the world a safer place. We secure consumers’ digital lifestyle by providing protection across all their devices. Through industry collaboration, we help protect consumers from bad actors, cybercriminals, and other disruptors for the benefit of all.

McAfee is committed to engaging with policymakers and other stakeholders to enable a world where cybersecurity is consistent, reliable, and effective so that it becomes a trusted foundation in our lives—like clean air and water.

Our focus areas

Diversity and Inclusion

McAfee believes that diverse teams offer wider points of view that foster real innovation and creativity.


McAfee believes that trust in the integrity of systems is essential to enabling people to get the most out of their technologies.

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

Informed digital citizens are better placed to navigate the evolving digital security landscape. McAfee believes that encouraging and driving digital literacy is key to making the average consumer more secure online.

Accessible Cybersecurity Solutions

McAfee believes in improving the access to cybersecurity solutions in the most restrictive of environments.


McAfee believes cybersecurity companies have a responsibility to share cyberthreat information with the wider community to improve awareness of current vulnerabilities and threats.

Public-private Partnerships

McAfee believes that a collaborative approach with industry peers and civil society is the best way to defeat cyberthreats and protect our livelihood, networks, data, and infrastructure.



Cybersecurity Coalition

Cybersecurity Coalition

The mission of the coalition is to promote a vibrant and robust cybersecurity ecosystem, support the development and adoption of cybersecurity innovations, and encourage organizations of all sizes to take steps to improve their cybersecurity.

Cyber Threat Alliance

Cyber Threat Alliance

The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) is a group of cybersecurity practitioners from organizations that have chosen to work together in good faith to share threat information for the purpose of improving defenses against advanced cyber adversaries across member organizations and their customers.

Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council

The Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council (IT SCC) brings together companies, associations, and other key technologists to work collaboratively with the Department of Homeland Security, government agencies, and other industry partners. Through this collaboration, the IT SCC works to facilitate a secure and resilient global information infrastructure.

NGO Support Network

We're proud to work with civil society partners to empower digital rights defenders with access to free TunnelBear VPN. Digital security tools such as VPN allow activists to carry on their vital work for the internet freedom community and go about their everyday life with greater peace of mind.

The Centre for Democracy and Technology

The Centre for Democracy and Technology (CDT) works to shape technology policy and architecture through a democratic, humane lens. We’re proud to partner with the CDT on advocacy projects related to digital rights, strong encryption, and user data privacy.

Advocacy and press


RightsCon - Navigating Internet Shutdowns with VPN
In collaboration with the Open Technology Fund, we explain how to use VPN to get around cybercensorship.

TunnelBear stands against website blocking in Canada
Submission to the Innovation, Science, Economic Development Canada ministry on the importance of net neutrality.

Why You Should Care About Bill C-11
Collaborative article with OpenMedia on the importance of strengthening privacy best practices in Canada.

Future of Speech Online Panel - Steve Grobman
McAfee CTO Steve Grobman speaks on the impact of encryption technology on social movements.

Joint Letter in Support of Internet Freedom
Calling on governments and companies to support the internet freedom movement through a diverse funding model.


Contact us

Eric McDonald

Press Manager

Shames Abdelwahab

Advocacy and Community Manager