In an on-and-off relationship, Intel acquired McAfee, tried to distance itself from the man who founded the company by renaming it to Intel security. Only to now spin it out again as McAfee. If your head is spinning, you're not the only one.
Steve Grobman, chief technology officer at McAfee, said in an interview with VentureBeat that he believes both Intel and McAfee will be able to focus on their businesses better as separate companies. He said that cybersecurity is changing fast, and the company needs to think about challenges such as ransomware, the weaponization of data, and political leaks of digital information.