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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
8 Ways Hackers Monetize Stolen Data
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer,  4/17/2018
The Role of KPIs in Incident Response
John Moran, Senior Product Manager, DFLabs,  4/18/2018
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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.