Amy DeCarlo

Profile of Amy DeCarlo

Principal Analyst, Security and Data Center Services
News & Commentary Posts: 4
Amy brings 17 years of IT industry experience to her position as Principal Analyst, Security and Data Center Services. Amy assesses the managed IT services sector, with an emphasis on security and data center solutions delivered through the cloud including on demand application, unified communications and collaboration, and managed storage offerings. Amy previously helped launch Current Analysis' public sector IT solutions coverage. She has written numerous analytical reports identifying competitive opportunities and threats to system integrators and vendors pursuing the U.S. government business to help clients increase their contract win rate. Prior to that, Amy covered vendor-driven professional services solutions. Amy has also served as a writer and editor at well-known industry publications including, InformationWeek, InternetWeek, and Data Communications, as well as a technology industry analyst covering network and applications management at Enterprise Management Associates. Amy also was the editor of CMP's InternetWeek site, as well as regular contributor to newsletters written for ShoreTel's IP telephony and McAfee's security customers.
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A False Sense Of Security

Cutting-edge security technologies are critical to safeguarding data integrity. However, organizations need to also focus on developing effective policies and practices to fully protect crucial information assets

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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 ...

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).

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...

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.

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.