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 Kennet Westby

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Founding Partner, President & COO, Coalfire
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Kennet Westby is a founding partner of Coalfire and serves as its president and chief security strategist. Mr. Westby has over 20 years of leadership experience in IT security, IT controls design and implementations. Mr. Westby provides cyber risk advisory to some of the world's largest organizations and is a regular participant in programs advancing cyber risk management. Mr. Westby's broad industry experience also includes application development, e-business and business process integration. He has served as COO for a global managed service provider where he provided both technical and operations leadership. Mr. Westby has also served as the COO and CIO for a major online healthcare network and telecommunications provider. He was selected as one of the nation's top 100 CIOs by CIO Magazine, is considered an industry leader in IT risk advisory and has presented as a keynote speaker at some of the largest industry forums.

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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  7/29/2020
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CVE-2020-16847
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-04
Extreme Analytics in Extreme Management Center before 8.5.0.169 allows unauthenticated reflected XSS via a parameter in a GET request, aka CFD-4887.
CVE-2020-15135
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-04
save-server (npm package) before version 1.05 is affected by a CSRF vulnerability, as there is no CSRF mitigation (Tokens etc.). The fix introduced in version version 1.05 unintentionally breaks uploading so version v1.0.7 is the fixed version. This is patched by implementing Double submit. The CSRF...
CVE-2020-13522
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-04
An exploitable arbitrary file delete vulnerability exists in SoftPerfect RAM Disk 4.1 spvve.sys driver. A specially crafted I/O request packet (IRP) can allow an unprivileged user to delete any file on the filesystem. An attacker can send a malicious IRP to trigger this vulnerability.
CVE-2020-15943
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-04
An issue was discovered in the Gantt-Chart module before 5.5.4 for Jira. Due to a missing privilege check, it is possible to read and write to the module configuration of other users. This can also be used to deliver an XSS payload to other users' dashboards. To exploit this vulnerability, an attack...
CVE-2020-15944
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-04
An issue was discovered in the Gantt-Chart module before 5.5.5 for Jira. Due to missing validation of user input, it is vulnerable to a persistent XSS attack. An attacker can embed the attack vectors in the dashboard of other users. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker has to be authenticated.