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CSO, Palo Alto Networks
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Rick Howard is Chief Security Officer for Palo Alto Networks, where he is responsible for internal security of the company as well as developing the Threat Intelligence Team to support the next-generation security platform. He previously served as Chief Information Security Officer for TASC, the GM of iDefense, the Security Operations Center Director for Counterpane, and the Commander for the US Army's Computer Emergency Response Team. He holds a Master of Computer Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and an engineering degree from the US Military Academy. He also taught computer science at the Academy from 1990 to 1995. He is the executive editor for two books, Cyber Fraud: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures and Cyber Security Essentials.

Articles by Rick Howard
WebAuthn, FIDO2 Infuse Browsers, Platforms with Strong Authentication
John Fontana, Standards & Identity Analyst, Yubico,  9/19/2018
Turn the NIST Cybersecurity Framework into Reality: 5 Steps
Mukul Kumar & Anupam Sahai, CISO & VP of Cyber Practice and VP Product Management, Cavirin Systems,  9/20/2018
NSS Labs Files Antitrust Suit Against Symantec, CrowdStrike, ESET, AMTSO
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  9/19/2018
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CVE-2018-3914
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
An exploitable stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the retrieval of database fields in the video-core HTTP server of the Samsung SmartThings Hub STH-ETH-250 - Firmware version 0.20.17. The strcpy call overflows the destination buffer, which has a size of 2000 bytes. An attacker can s...
CVE-2018-3915
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
An exploitable stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the retrieval of database fields in the video-core HTTP server of the Samsung SmartThings Hub STH-ETH-250 - Firmware version 0.20.17. The strcpy call overflows the destination buffer, which has a size of 64 bytes. An attacker can sen...
CVE-2018-11240
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
An issue was discovered on SoftCase T-Router build 20112017 devices. There are no restrictions on the 'exec command' feature of the T-Router protocol. If the command syntax is correct, there is code execution both on the other modem and on the main servers. This is fixed in production builds as of S...
CVE-2018-11241
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
An issue was discovered on SoftCase T-Router build 20112017 devices. A remote attacker can read and write to arbitrary files on the system as root, as demonstrated by code execution after writing to a crontab file. This is fixed in production builds as of Spring 2018.
CVE-2018-16784
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
DedeCMS 5.7 SP2 allows XML injection, and resultant remote code execution, via a "<file type='file' name='../" substring.