Profile for JohnDeSantis

JohnDeSantis
Member Since: December 7, 2017
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John De Santis is Chairman & CEO of HyTrust, an IT infrastructure security software company based in Mountain View, CA and backed by VMware, Cisco and Intel Corporation. John is a company builder with experience in the software, networking and information security domains. He has over thirty years of international and US based experience at venture-backed technology start-ups as well as large global public companies in the Telecom and IT fields. 

Prior to HyTrust, he was VP, Cloud Services for VMware. He was Chairman & CEO of TriCipher (acquired by VMware), and prior to that, he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Trident Capital. John's first CEO role was at Sygate Technologies (acquired by Symantec), where they developed the technical foundation of Symantec's $1B Enterprise Endpoint Protection suite. During the rapid telecom deregulation in Europe in the 1990's, he led the European operations for various software, hardware and telecom networking companies. In the mid-80's, he had co-founded and led to exit a start-up that built the first optical fiber networking capability for IBM mainframes.

He is currently on the board of directors of Stealth Security (detection/mitigation against automated malicious web service attacks), ValiMail (anti-phishing/email authentication), Aetherpal (mobile app/device support software) and noHold (artificial intelligence applied to customer support). He was previously on the boards of NeoHapsis (IT security consulting - acquired by Cisco), Trace Security (GRC software as a service - exit to a management buy out), Arxan Technologies (application security software - private equity exit to TA Associates), Applied Identity (identity management networking software - acquired by Citrix), and Tablus (data leakage protection software - acquired by RSA Security). 

John is a graduate of Fairfield University with an AB in Philosophy (concentration: Mathematics). He completed the Stanford University/AEA Executive Institute program for Management of High Technology Companies.



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CVE-2019-0624
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
A spoofing vulnerability exists when a Skype for Business 2015 server does not properly sanitize a specially crafted request, aka "Skype for Business 2015 Spoofing Vulnerability." This affects Skype.
CVE-2019-0646
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
A Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists when Team Foundation Server does not properly sanitize user provided input, aka "Team Foundation Server Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability." This affects Team.
CVE-2019-0647
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Team Foundation Server does not properly handle variables marked as secret, aka "Team Foundation Server Information Disclosure Vulnerability." This affects Team.
CVE-2018-20727
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
Multiple command injection vulnerabilities in NeDi before 1.7Cp3 allow authenticated users to execute code on the server side via the flt parameter to Nodes-Traffic.php, the dv parameter to Devices-Graph.php, or the tit parameter to drawmap.php.
CVE-2018-20728
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
A cross site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in NeDi before 1.7Cp3 allows remote attackers to escalate privileges via User-Management.php.