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Founder, Foster Warriors
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Neal O'Farrell has spent nearly four decades in global security and privacy. In the 1980s he led pioneering work in the field of advanced speech and data encryption, and while still in his twenties won the first contract to encrypt Ireland's entire national ATM network.

His non-profit Identity Theft Council was the recipient of SC Magazine's 2011 Editor's Choice award, and in 2015 Neal was the first recipient of the Eigen Award, presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a member of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education K-12 Working Group, the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee Workforce Development Subcommittee, and a former member of the Federal Communications Commission's Cybersecurity Roundtable.

When not teaching and speaking about the importance of developing trust strategies before the next data breach, he focuses on helping foster youth pursue studies and careers in cybersecurity.

Articles by Neal O'Farrell
Zero-Factor Authentication: Owning Our Data
Nick Selby, Chief Security Officer at Paxos Trust Company,  2/19/2020
44% of Security Threats Start in the Cloud
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  2/19/2020
Firms Improve Threat Detection but Face Increasingly Disruptive Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  2/20/2020
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PUBLISHED: 2020-02-22
This vulnerability allows network-adjacent attackers to bypass authentication on affected installations of D-Link DAP-1330 1.10B01 BETA Wi-Fi range extenders. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the handling of HNAP login requests. The issue ...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-02-22
This vulnerability allows network-adjacent attackers to bypass authentication on affected installations of D-Link DAP-2610 Firmware v2.01RC067 routers. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the handling of passwords. The issue results from the ...