Mark Williams

Profile of Mark Williams

SANS Instructor
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Mark Williams is an instructor with the SANS Institute and teaches the MGT514 IT Security Strategic Planning, Policy and Leadership and MGT414 CISSP Preparation Courses. He is also the principal systems security officer at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Mark holds multiple certifications in security and privacy including CISSP, CISA, CRISC, and CIPP/IT. He has authored and taught courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as public seminars around the world. He has worked in public and private sectors in the Americas, Canada, and Europe in the fields of security, compliance, and management. Mark has more than 20 years of international high-tech business experience working with major multinational organizations, governments, and private firms. During this career Mark has consulted on issues of privacy and security, lead seminars, and developed information security, privacy, and compliance related programs.

Articles by Mark Williams
Disappearing Act: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading,  3/12/2018
Microsoft Report Details Different Forms of Cryptominers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  3/13/2018
Who Does What in Cybersecurity at the C-Level
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer,  3/16/2018
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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.