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Nicko van Someren serves as Absolute's Chief Technology Officer, where he oversees the direction and strategic vision of Absolute's product architecture and security road map. He has more than two decades of experience leading, developing, and bringing to market-disruptive security technologies. Prior to his role at Absolute, Nicko served as Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Officer at nanopay, Inc, a financial services technology company. He has also served as Chief Technology Officer at the Linux Foundation, Good Technologies (now a part of BlackBerry) and nCipher (now a part of Entrust Datacard) as well as the Chief Security Architect at Juniper Networks. 

Nicko also serves as a board member and adviser for numerous startups and is a mentor for the Techstars accelerator program in Boulder, Colorado. He has a Ph.D. from Trinity College and fellowships from the Royal Academy of Engineering and British Computer Society.

Articles by Nicko van Someren, Ph.D.
US Mayors Commit to Just Saying No to Ransomware
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/16/2019
How Attackers Infiltrate the Supply Chain & What to Do About It
Shay Nahari, Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArk,  7/16/2019
The Problem with Proprietary Testing: NSS Labs vs. CrowdStrike
Brian Monkman, Executive Director at NetSecOPEN,  7/19/2019
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PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
TronLink Wallet 2.2.0 stores user wallet keystore in plaintext and places them in insecure storage. An attacker can read and reuse the user keystore of a valid user via /data/data/com.tronlink.wallet/shared_prefs/<wallet-name>.xml to gain unauthorized access.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
The application API of Cat Runner Decorate Home version 2.8.0 for Android does not sufficiently verify inputs that are assumed to be immutable but are actually externally controllable. Attackers can manipulate users' score parameters exchanged between client and server.
CVE-2019-10102
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
OFFIS.de DCMTK 3.6.3 and below is affected by: Buffer Overflow. The impact is: Possible code execution and confirmed Denial of Service. The component is: DcmRLEDecoder::decompress() (file dcrledec.h, line 122). The attack vector is: Many scenarios of DICOM file processing (e.g. DICOM to image conver...
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PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
Missing file and path validation in the ringtone upload function of the Akuvox R50P VoIP phone 50.0.6.156 allows an attacker to upload a manipulated ringtone file, with an executable payload (shell commands within the file) and trigger code execution.
CVE-2019-13100
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
The Send Anywhere application 9.4.18 for Android stores confidential information insecurely on the system (i.e., in cleartext), which allows a non-root user to find out the username/password of a valid user via /data/data/com.estmob.android.sendanywhere/shared_prefs/sendanywhere_device.xml.