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Global Cloud Security Leader, Optiv Security
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Joe Vadakkan brings more than 18 years of global infrastructure architecture and security experience, focusing on all aspects of cyber and data security to his role of global practice leader, cloud security, for Optiv. Vadakkan's expertise in information security and IT infrastructure spans public and private sector companies across diverse industries, including aerospace and defense, software development, finance and insurance, healthcare, transportation logistics, retail, government, and consulting. Prior to his role at Optiv, Vadakkan worked and consulted at various Fortune 500 organizations building secure architecture solutions for 100s of clients in public cloud, building large scale ITO portfolio solutions for "big 10" IT service providers, designing secure public cloud for Iaas and SaaS consumption for a top 5 public cloud service provider, and architecting/implementing private cloud for government and defense programs.

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Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/17/2020
Active Directory Needs an Update: Here's Why
Raz Rafaeli, CEO and Co-Founder at Secret Double Octopus,  1/16/2020
New Attack Campaigns Suggest Emotet Threat Is Far From Over
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  1/16/2020
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CVE-2011-3622
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
A Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in the admin login screen in Phorum before 5.2.18.
CVE-2020-5221
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
In uftpd before 2.11, it is possible for an unauthenticated user to perform a directory traversal attack using multiple different FTP commands and read and write to arbitrary locations on the filesystem due to the lack of a well-written chroot jail in compose_abspath(). This has been fixed in versio...
CVE-2019-19834
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
Directory Traversal in ruckus_cli2 in Ruckus Wireless Unleashed through 200.7.10.102.64 allows a remote attacker to jailbreak the CLI via enable->debug->script->exec with ../../../bin/sh as the parameter.
CVE-2019-19836
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
AjaxRestrictedCmdStat in zap in Ruckus Wireless Unleashed through 200.7.10.102.64 allows remote code execution via a POST request that uses tools/_rcmdstat.jsp to write to a specified filename.
CVE-2019-19843
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
Incorrect access control in the web interface in Ruckus Wireless Unleashed through 200.7.10.102.64 allows remote credential fetch via an unauthenticated HTTP request involving a symlink with /tmp and web/user/wps_tool_cache.