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Senior Manager, Cyber/Information Security, ISACA
Member Since: 6/21/2017
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T. Frank Downs, an 11-year cybersecurity specialist, graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maryland, after which he promptly joined the Department of Defense as a subject matter expert, working with computer networks on a daily basis. Realizing that English and cybersecurity were two very different concepts, Frank proceeded to obtain a master's degree in cybersecurity from UMBC, after a brief stop at Johns Hopkins to obtain a master's degree in government. Eventually, he decided to ease the learning process for individuals transitioning from non-technical backgrounds into cybersecurity by becoming a full time intelligence and operations consultant for multiple federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies. He is now senior manager, cyber/information security at ISACA, sharing the good news about ISACA's Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) platform.

Articles by T. Frank Downs
'Hidden Tunnels' Help Hackers Launch Financial Services Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  6/20/2018
Inside a SamSam Ransomware Attack
Ajit Sancheti, CEO and Co-Founder, Preempt,  6/20/2018
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PUBLISHED: 2018-06-25
SAJ Solar Inverter allows remote attackers to obtain potentially sensitive information via a direct request for the inverter_info.htm or english_main.htm URI.
CVE-2017-9312
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-25
Improperly implemented option-field processing in the TCP/IP stack on Allen-Bradley L30ERMS safety devices v30 and earlier causes a denial of service. When a crafted TCP packet is received, the device reboots immediately.
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PUBLISHED: 2018-06-25
IPConfigure Orchid Core VMS 2.0.5 allows Directory Traversal.
CVE-2018-11039
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-25
Spring Framework (versions 5.0.x prior to 5.0.7, versions 4.3.x prior to 4.3.18, and older unsupported versions) allow web applications to change the HTTP request method to any HTTP method (including TRACE) using the HiddenHttpMethodFilter in Spring MVC. If an application has a pre-existing XSS vuln...
CVE-2018-11040
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-25
Spring Framework, versions 5.0.x prior to 5.0.7 and 4.3.x prior to 4.3.18 and older unsupported versions, allows web applications to enable cross-domain requests via JSONP (JSON with Padding) through AbstractJsonpResponseBodyAdvice for REST controllers and MappingJackson2JsonView for browser request...