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CEO & Co-Founder of Altitude Networks
Member Since: 6/4/2014
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Michael Coates is the CEO and Co-Founder of Altitude Networks. Previously, Michael was the Chief Information Security Officer at Twitter. Michael has also served for six years on the OWASP global board of directors, three of those years as the chairman.

Prior to Twitter, Michael was the Director of Product Security at Shape Security. In this role, Michael worked with an amazing team to drastically change the way organizations defend their applications against modern application attacks. Before that, Michael was head of security for Mozilla, where he built and led the security assurance program to protect nearly half a billion Firefox users, Mozilla web applications, and infrastructure. Before building and leading security programs, Michael spent six years as a hands-on security practitioner assessing, compromising, and securing the applications and networks for some of the largest banks, governments, and enterprises around the world. Michael has served as an adviser to multiple startups and was also honored in 2012 when he was selected as an SC Magazine Influential Security Mind. Michael is based in San Francisco with his wife, two children and two dogs.

Articles by Michael Coates
News
Inside the Ransomware Campaigns Targeting Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/2/2021
Commentary
Beyond MITRE ATT&CK: The Case for a New Cyber Kill Chain
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia,  3/30/2021
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Valve Steam through 2021-04-10, when a Source engine game is installed, allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code because of a buffer overflow that occurs for a Steam invite after one click.
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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-10
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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-09
Zoom Chat through 2021-04-09 on Windows and macOS allows certain remote authenticated attackers to execute arbitrary code without user interaction. An attacker must be within the same organization, or an external party who has been accepted as a contact. NOTE: this is specific to the Zoom Chat softw...
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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-09
Use after free in screen sharing in Google Chrome prior to 89.0.4389.114 allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2021-21195
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-09
Use after free in V8 in Google Chrome prior to 89.0.4389.114 allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page.