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Chief Security Officer, Akamai
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Andy Ellis is Akamai's chief security officer and his mission is "making the Internet suck less." Governing security, compliance, and safety for the planetary-scale cloud platform since 2000, he has designed many of its security products. Andy has also guided Akamai's IT transformation from a flat password-based network to a distributed, zero-trust enterprise based on strong authentication. Andy is a graduate of MIT, a former USAF officer, part of the Berkman Klein Center, and a lecturer in executive education at MIT & HKS. He is on Twitter as @csoandy, where he discusses security, wine, American football, & hairstyling. Andy has received The Spirit of Disneyland Award, The Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence (as The Arlington Inn), the Air Force Commendation Medal, & the CSO Compass Award.

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What Cyber Skills Shortage?

6/4/2019
Employers can solve the skills gap by first recognizing that there isn't an archetypal "cybersecurity job" in the same way that there isn't an archetypal "automotive job." Heres how.

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CVE-2020-8966
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-01
There is an Improper Neutralization of Script-Related HTML Tags in a Web Page (Basic XSS) vulnerability in php webpages of Tiki-Wiki Groupware. Tiki-Wiki CMS all versions through 20.0 allows malicious users to cause the injection of malicious code fragments (scripts) into a legitimate web page.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-04-01
An issue was discovered in Deskpro before 2019.8.0. The /api/email_accounts endpoint failed to properly validate a user's privilege, allowing an attacker to retrieve cleartext credentials of all helpdesk email accounts, including incoming and outgoing email credentials. This enables an attacker to g...
CVE-2020-11464
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-01
An issue was discovered in Deskpro before 2019.8.0. The /api/people endpoint failed to properly validate a user's privilege, allowing an attacker to retrieve sensitive information about all users registered on the system. This includes their full name, privilege, email address, phone number, etc.
CVE-2020-11465
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-01
An issue was discovered in Deskpro before 2019.8.0. The /api/apps/* endpoints failed to properly validate a user's privilege, allowing an attacker to control/install helpdesk applications and leak current applications' configurations, including applications used as user sources (used for authenticat...
CVE-2020-11466
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-01
An issue was discovered in Deskpro before 2019.8.0. The /api/tickets endpoint failed to properly validate a user's privilege, allowing an attacker to retrieve arbitrary information about all helpdesk tickets stored in database with numerous filters. This leaked sensitive information to unauthorized ...