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Ph.D., chair, IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative & Chief Scientist, CERT Division, Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute
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Dr. Greg Shannon is chair, IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative and the Chief Scientist for the CERT(r) Division at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, where his role is to expand the division's research results, impact, and visibility. Outside of CERT, Shannon influences national and international research agendas by promoting data-driven science for cybersecurity. Shannon is also a co-organizer for the DIMACS and IEEE Workshop on Efficient and Scalable Cyber-security using Algorithms Protected by Electricity (ESCAPE, dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/ESCAPE<http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/ESCAPE/announcement.html>). He cofounded the Workshop on Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER, www.laser-workshop.org<http://www.laser-workshop.org/>).

Prior to joining CERT, Shannon was Chief Scientist at two startups working on statistical anomaly detection in sensor streams, the science of cybersecurity, and insider threats. In earlier positions, he led applied research and development in cybersecurity and data analysis at Lucent Technologies, Lumeta, Ascend Communications, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Indiana University, and his own startup company.

Articles by Greg Shannon
Cybersecurity's 'Broken' Hiring Process
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  10/11/2017
How Systematic Lying Can Improve Your Security
Lance Cottrell, Chief Scientist, Ntrepid,  10/11/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
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 ...

CVE-2016-10369
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).

CVE-2016-8202
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...

CVE-2016-8209
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.

CVE-2017-0890
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.