Thomas Ristenpart

Profile of Thomas Ristenpart

Asst. Professor, Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin
News & Commentary Posts: 2

Thomas Ristenpart is on the Skyhigh Networks Cryptography Advisory Board and is a professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. His research spans a wide range of computer security topics, most recently focusing on new threats to, and opportunities for, cloud computing security, as well as topics in applied and theoretical cryptography. His work has been featured in the New York Times, MIT Technology Review, ABC News, U.S. News and World Report, and elsewhere. He completed his PhD at UC San Diego in 2010, received the UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Department Dissertation Award in 2011, an NSF CAREER Award in 2013, Best Paper Award at USENIX Security 2014, and is a co-PI for the ongoing NSF Frontier Project called Silver focusing on cloud security topics.

Articles by Thomas Ristenpart
Who Does What in Cybersecurity at the C-Level
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer,  3/16/2018
The Case for Integrating Physical Security & Cybersecurity
Paul Kurtz, CEO & Cofounder, TruSTAR Technology,  3/20/2018
A Look at Cybercrime's Banal Nature
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content,  3/20/2018
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Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.