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 Rafal Los, Managing Director, Solutions Research and Development, Optiv

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Managing Director, Solutions Research and Development, Optiv
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Rafal Los brings a blend of pragmatism and thought leadership in his approach to enterprise information security. As managing director, solutions research and development at Optiv, Los helps organizations build mature, defensible and operationally efficient security programs. Leveraging over 15 years of technical, consulting and management skills his team researches, develops and delivers program strategy frameworks, maturity models, and provides operational guidance from across industry verticals and varying maturity levels.Los previously worked at Acccuvant. Prior to that, he served as principal, strategic security services at HP Enterprise Security Services. Los developed a methodology for refocusing enterprise security programs through an assessment and threat-centric approach, directly aligning security to business value. While there, he developed new services-based offerings from concept through prototype and launch stages, and spearheaded a cross-business task team to develop new use cases for products and service offerings within the existing portfolio. Previously at HP, Los served several diverse roles including security strategist in enterprise security products where he advised customers on implementing practical solutions. He also wrote and maintained the top blog in HP Software, "Following the White Rabbit." Prior to HP, Los held various positions at GE Energy, EnterEdge Technology and Envestnet PMC.Los is an advocate for focus on sound security fundamentals and for the principles of "proportional, common sense security." He has been contributor to open standards and various organizations such as the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and the Cloud Security Alliance. He has served as a speaker at conferences such as Black Hat, ISSA International, InfoSec World and many others. In addition, he maintains a regular column in SecurityWeek and contributes to other community forums. Los received his bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Concordia University.

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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.