Joris Evers leaves News.com, lands at McAfee

CNET News.com security reporter Joris Evers is leaving the journalism field to take a job in McAfee's PR department.

CNET News.com security reporter Joris Evers is leaving the journalism field to take a job in McAfee's PR department.

Joris Evers


Evers has confirmed he will join the Santa Clara, Calif. security vendor on May 21 as director of public relations.

He joins McAfee at a time when the anti-virus powerhouse is looking to rebuild its public image, which has taken a beating from an accounting scandal that has ripped apart its management team.

The company has had four CEOs in six years after a stock options backdating scandal forced a restatement of several quarters of past financial results.

Evers is expected to help McAfee raise its profile at security conferences like the annual Black Hat confab.

At News.com, Evers was a prolific writer, blogger and podcaster, covering Internet and computer security issues.

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