Troy Leach and Christopher Strand

Profile of Troy Leach and Christopher Strand

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
The Case for Integrating Physical Security & Cybersecurity
Paul Kurtz, CEO & Cofounder, TruSTAR Technology,  3/20/2018
A Look at Cybercrime's Banal Nature
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  3/20/2018
Is Application Security Dead?
Tyler Shields, VP of Marketing, Strategy & Partnerships, Signal Sciences,  3/22/2018
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Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.