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Dr. Chris Pierson, Founder & CEO, Binary Sun Cyber Risk Advisors
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Dr. Chris Pierson is the founder & CEO of Binary Sun Cyber Risk Advisors. He is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur who holds several cybersecurity patents. He serves on the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy & Integrity Advisory Committee and Cybersecurity Subcommittee, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. Previously, Chris was a founding executive of FinTech payments company Viewpost, serving as their CSO and General Counsel, the first Chief Privacy Officer, SVP for the Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) U.S. banking operations, and a corporate attorney for Lewis and Roca where he established its Cyber Security Practice. Chris is a sought after keynote speaker on cybersecurity and privacy, board advisor for startups, and is frequently quoted by the media.

Articles by Dr. Chris Pierson
Election Websites, Back-End Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  8/14/2018
Intel Reveals New Spectre-Like Vulnerability
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  8/15/2018
Australian Teen Hacked Apple Network
Dark Reading Staff 8/17/2018
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CVE-2011-2765
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
pyro before 3.15 unsafely handles pid files in temporary directory locations and opening the pid file as root. An attacker can use this flaw to overwrite arbitrary files via symlinks.
CVE-2018-15594
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
arch/x86/kernel/paravirt.c in the Linux kernel before 4.18.1 mishandles certain indirect calls, which makes it easier for attackers to conduct Spectre-v2 attacks against paravirtual guests.
CVE-2018-15572
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
The spectre_v2_select_mitigation function in arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c in the Linux kernel before 4.18.1 does not always fill RSB upon a context switch, which makes it easier for attackers to conduct userspace-userspace spectreRSB attacks.
CVE-2018-15573
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in Reprise License Manager (RLM) through 12.2BL2. Attackers can use the web interface to read and write data to any file on disk (as long as rlm.exe has access to it) via /goform/edit_lf_process with file content in the lfdata parameter and a pathname in the lf...
CVE-2018-15574
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in the license editor in Reprise License Manager (RLM) through 12.2BL2. It is a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the /goform/edit_lf_get_data lf parameter via GET or POST. NOTE: the vendor has stated "We do not consider this a vulnerability."