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Chair, IEEE Industry Connections Security Group, Chair, IEEE Malware Working Group
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Mark Kennedy is a Distinguished Engineer in the Security Technology and Response (STAR) group, and has worked for Symantec for nearly 25 years, the last 16 in security. He is a named inventor on 49 issued patents. In conjunction with his work at Symantec, Mark serves on the Board of Directors for the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO), which he helped found. He also serves as the Chairman on the IEEE's Industry Connections Security Group (ICSG)'s Executive Committee, as well as the Malware Working Group and Anti-Malware Support Services (AMSS). Mark has spoken at numerous security conferences around the world. In a former life, Mark worked for Mattel Electronics and Atari writing video games for the Intellivision game console.

Articles by Mark Kennedy
5 Reasons the Cybersecurity Labor Shortfall Won't End Soon
Steve Morgan, Founder & CEO, Cybersecurity Ventures,  12/11/2017
BlueBorne Attack Highlights Flaws in Linux, IoT Security
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  12/14/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
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 ...

CVE-2016-10369
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).

CVE-2016-8202
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...

CVE-2016-8209
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.

CVE-2017-0890
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.