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Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council & Senior Director of Compliance, Bit9
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Troy Leach is the Chief Technology Officer for the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC). In his role, Mr Leach partners with Council representatives, Participating Organizations and industry leaders to develop comprehensive standards and strategies to secure payment card data and the supporting infrastructure. He is a Congressional subject matter expert on payment security and the current chairman of the Council's Standards Committee. Prior to joining the PCI Council, Mr Leach has held various positions in IT management, software development, systems administration, network engineering, security assessment, forensic analytics and incident response for data compromise.

For the past three years Christopher Strand has served as the Director of Compliance Programs at Bit9. With over 20 years of information technology experience, Strand is the subject matter expert on Bit9's IT Governance, Audit, and Compliance programs. He oversees the development of enterprise network and application security solutions that help organizations deploy positive security to maintain and improve their compliance posture. Previously, Strand held security/compliance positions at Trustwave, Tripwire, EMC/RSA and Compuware. Strand is a PCI Professional (PCIP) and has completed QSA training. He has been trained on and is proficient with other regulatory disciplines including HIPAA, NERC and GLBA. Chris often speaks on security and compliance issues.

Articles by Troy Leach and Christopher Strand
WebAuthn, FIDO2 Infuse Browsers, Platforms with Strong Authentication
John Fontana, Standards & Identity Analyst, Yubico,  9/19/2018
NSS Labs Files Antitrust Suit Against Symantec, CrowdStrike, ESET, AMTSO
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  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
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PUBLISHED: 2018-09-25
A security flaw was found in the chap_server_compute_md5() function in the ISCSI target code in the Linux kernel in a way an authentication request from an ISCSI initiator is processed. An unauthenticated remote attacker can cause a stack buffer overflow and smash up to 17 bytes of the stack. The at...
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PUBLISHED: 2018-09-24
This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on vulnerable installations of Samsung Galaxy Apps Fixed in version 4.2.18.2. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exist...
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PUBLISHED: 2018-09-24
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to escalate privileges on vulnerable installations of Samsung Members Fixed in version 2.4.25. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists wit...
CVE-2018-14318
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-24
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Samsung Galaxy S8 G950FXXU1AQL5. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must have their cellular radios enabled. The specific flaw exists within the handling of ...