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Director of Telecoms Security, EMEA, at Positive Technologies
Member Since: 12/5/2017
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Michael Downs has been assisting telecoms and mobile providers address the business impact from cybersecurity risks for nearly 20 years. At Positive Technologies, he works side by side with the penetration testing team and research specialists to help mobile network operators globally audit cyber-risk, identify threats, and deploy the correct countermeasures. He also helps network operators address core infrastructure through to RAN and signaling vulnerabilities, which enables them to protect their valuable brand, drive operational efficiencies, and provide additional revenue streams.

Articles by Michael Downs
White House Cybersecurity Strategy at a Crossroads
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  7/17/2018
The Fundamental Flaw in Security Awareness Programs
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure Mentem,  7/19/2018
Mueller Probe Yields Hacking Indictments for 12 Russian Military Officers
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  7/13/2018
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An issue was discovered in libgig 4.1.0. There is an out of bounds read in gig::File::UpdateChunks in gig.cpp.
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An issue was discovered in libgig 4.1.0. There is an out-of-bounds read in the "update dimension region's chunks" feature of the function gig::Region::UpdateChunks in gig.cpp.
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An issue was discovered in libgig 4.1.0. There is an out-of-bounds read in the "always assign the sample of the first dimension region of this region" feature of the function gig::Region::UpdateChunks in gig.cpp.
CVE-2018-14453
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
An issue was discovered in libgig 4.1.0. There is a heap-based buffer overflow in pData[1] access in the function store16 in helper.h.