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-2018-12604
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
GreenCMS 2.3.0603 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via a direct request for Data/Log/year_month_day.log.
CVE-2018-10841
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
glusterfs is vulnerable to privilege escalation on gluster server nodes. An authenticated gluster client via TLS could use gluster cli with --remote-host command to add it self to trusted storage pool and perform privileged gluster operations like adding other machines to trusted storage pool, start...
CVE-2018-12599
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
In ImageMagick 7.0.8-3 Q16, ReadBMPImage and WriteBMPImage in coders/bmp.c allow attackers to cause an out of bounds write via a crafted file.
CVE-2018-12600
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
In ImageMagick 7.0.8-3 Q16, ReadDIBImage and WriteDIBImage in coders/dib.c allow attackers to cause an out of bounds write via a crafted file.
CVE-2018-12601
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
There is a heap-based buffer overflow in ReadImage in input-tga.ci in sam2p 0.49.4 that leads to a denial of service or possibly unspecified other impact.