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Partner & Co-Chair, Privacy & Data Security Group, Ballard Spahr LLP, Faculty Member of the Compliance, Governance & Oversight Council
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Edward J. McAndrew is a partner and co-chair of the Privacy and Data Security Group at Ballard Spahr LLP. He previously served for nearly a decade as a federal cybercrime prosecutor in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Delaware. His work spanned every major area of technology-facilitated crime, including some of the Department of Justice's most significant cybercrime cases, such as the first US prosecution of a foreign hacker for theft of trade secrets and the first US prosecution of a Chinese national for cybercrimes committed entirely from China. Named a "Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer" by The National Law Journal, McAndrew now serves as a counselor, investigator, and trial lawyer on cybersecurity, digital privacy, cyber-incident response, regulatory compliance, commercial, employment, intellectual property, civil, and criminal matters. He also advises clients on cyber-based national security issues, as well as governmental demands for data and assistance in investigations.

McAndrew also serves by appointment on the Delaware Supreme Court's Commission on Law and Technology. He leads the Commission's Data Security Working Group. He is also a frequent speaker and writer on cybersecurity, digital privacy, law enforcement, computer forensics, and other Internet issues.

Articles by Edward J. McAndrew
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.