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Accenture Managing Director, Security
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Dan Mellen joined Accenture's security technologies organization in 1999. During his tenure, he has worked with clients in public service, retail, financial services, utilities, pharmaceuticals, communications, and high tech to find security solutions to meet their business needs. Dan has knowledge and experience in a variety of information security disciplines including security assessments, enterprise security architecture, compliance management, threat and vulnerability management, cloud, and industrial control system security. For the past several years, Dan has focused his experiences in extended enterprise security, helping Accenture strategy and client organizations integrate cloud, mobile and social platform security. Dan was responsible for the development of the Accenture Cloud & Mobile Security Ecosystem - offering a use case-based environment for client demonstrations, proof of concepts and product integration prototyping. Dan is a graduate of The University of Virginia, with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Articles by Daniel Mellen
'PowerSnitch' Hacks Androids via Power Banks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  12/8/2018
How Well Is Your Organization Investing Its Cybersecurity Dollars?
Jack Jones, Chairman, FAIR Institute,  12/11/2018
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CVE-2018-1480
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
IBM BigFix Platform 9.2.0 through 9.2.14 and 9.5 through 9.5.9 does not set the 'HttpOnly' attribute on authorization tokens or session cookies. If a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability also existed attackers may be able to get the cookie values via malicious JavaScript and then hijack the user sessi...
CVE-2018-1481
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
IBM BigFix Platform 9.2.0 through 9.2.14 and 9.5 through 9.5.9 stores sensitive information in URL parameters. This may lead to information disclosure if unauthorized parties have access to the URLs via server logs, referrer header or browser history. IBM X-Force ID: 140763.
CVE-2018-1484
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
IBM BigFix Platform 9.2.0 through 9.2.14 and 9.5 through 9.5.9 does not set the secure attribute on authorization tokens or session cookies. Attackers may be able to get the cookie values by sending a http:// link to a user or by planting this link in a site the user goes to. The cookie will be sent...
CVE-2018-1485
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
IBM BigFix Platform 9.2.0 through 9.2.14 and 9.5 through 9.5.9 does not renew a session variable after a successful authentication which could lead to session fixation/hijacking vulnerability. This could force a user to utilize a cookie that may be known to an attacker. IBM X-Force ID: 140970.
CVE-2018-1901
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 and 9.0 could allow a remote attacker to temporarily gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by incorrect cached value being used. IBM X-Force ID: 152530.