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Profile of Nate Lesser & Mary Yang

National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Nate Lesser, Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, NIST
Nate Lesser is the deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The NCCoE collaborates with members of industry, government, and academia to build open, standards-based, modular and practical example reference designs that address cybersecurity challenges in key economic sectors. Since assuming his role in December 2012, Nate has been the center's principal liaison to collaborators, cultivating relationships with leading technology companies, public and private sector executives, and national experts. He also oversees the center's collaborative engineering initiatives, which engage with communities of interest to explore and address intractable cybersecurity issues both within and across industry sectors. Nate previously managed a team of cybersecurity engineers at Booz Allen Hamilton and held a position as a Presidential Management Fellow with the Office of Management and Budget. Nate holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University.

Mary Yang, NIST
Mary Yang is the communications and events strategist supporting the national cybersecurity federally funded research and development center at NIST. She has over a decade of experience developing best practices, white papers, case studies, and other content for technology companies of all sizes, from start-ups to publicly traded organizations. She also helps executives, technologists, and engineers translate their brilliant thoughts into compelling and engaging content, and she has been referred to as a "word ninja" by colleagues. Mary holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English Literature from Mount Holyoke College and the University of Sussex.

Articles by Nate Lesser & Mary Yang

Time to Focus on Data Integrity

6/17/2015
Information security efforts have historically centered on data theft. But cybercriminals who alter corporate records and personal information can also cause serious harm.

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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.