Mark Hoover

Profile of Mark Hoover

CEO, Vidder, Inc.
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Mark Hoover is the CEO of Vidder, Inc. He leads the startup to address a fundamental problem: IT security organizations are becoming increasingly less secure, despite increasing spending on security. As a 30-year industry veteran having mostly developed or marketed networking products at AT&T Bell Labs, SynOptics/Bay Networks, and over 100 companies as a product strategist at Acuitive, Mark has a unique perspective. The same openness, visibility, and automated processes that have made TCP/IP networks hugely scalable are also the root cause of most network-centric security woes. At Vidder, Mark's mission is to bring to market a new security framework that strengthens security without impeding user productivity - one solution to reduce enterprise risk for traditional IT while achieving agility with security in the new enterprise shaped by public cloud services, SaaS, BYOD, and IoT.

Articles by Mark Hoover
Who Does What in Cybersecurity at the C-Level
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer,  3/16/2018
New 'Mac-A-Mal' Tool Automates Mac Malware Hunting & Analysis
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  3/14/2018
IoT Product Safety: If It Appears Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is
Pat Osborne, Principal - Executive Consultant at Outhaul Consulting, LLC, & Cybersecurity Advisor for the Security Innovation Center,  3/12/2018
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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.