Author

 Troy Dearing
LinkedIn
RSS
E-Mail

Profile of Troy Dearing

Senior Ethical Hacker
News & Commentary Posts: 1

Troy Dearing (Gunnery Sergeant, Retired) joined Armor as a senior ethical hacker, bringing 20 years of expertise in IT and cybersecurity to the Threat Resistant Unit (TRU). Before joining Armor, Troy was a computer network operator for the NSA, where he was tasked with performing computer network exploitation operations. For 20 years he served the Marine Corps with distinction as a network intelligence subject matter expert, instrumental in the creation of a service level course on network exploitation and analysis. Early in his career he was selected for an internship at the NSA's Red Team which established his foundation in cybersecurity expertise.

Troy hails from the great state of Arizona. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland University College attaining his Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity. Troy is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Articles by Troy Dearing
Election Websites, Back-End Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  8/14/2018
Intel Reveals New Spectre-Like Vulnerability
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  8/15/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-3783
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-17
A privilege escalation detected in flintcms versions <= 1.1.9 allows account takeover due to blind MongoDB injection in password reset.
CVE-2018-3784
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-17
A code injection in cryo 0.0.6 allows an attacker to arbitrarily execute code due to insecure implementation of deserialization.
CVE-2018-3785
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-17
A command injection in git-dummy-commit v1.3.0 allows os level commands to be executed due to an unescaped parameter.
CVE-2018-10873
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-17
A vulnerability was discovered in SPICE before version 0.14.1 where the generated code used for demarshalling messages lacked sufficient bounds checks. A malicious client or server, after authentication, could send specially crafted messages to its peer which would result in a crash or, potentially,...
CVE-2018-5546
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-17
The svpn and policyserver components of the F5 BIG-IP APM client prior to version 7.1.7.1 for Linux and macOS runs as a privileged process and can allow an unprivileged user to get ownership of files owned by root on the local client host. A malicious local unprivileged user may gain knowledge of se...