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Frank_Downs
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T. Frank Downs, an 11-year cybersecurity specialist, graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maryland, after which he promptly joined the Department of Defense as a subject matter expert, working with computer networks on a daily basis. Realizing that English and cybersecurity were two very different concepts, Frank proceeded to obtain a master's degree in cybersecurity from UMBC, after a brief stop at Johns Hopkins to obtain a master's degree in government. Eventually, he decided to ease the learning process for individuals transitioning from non-technical backgrounds into cybersecurity by becoming a full time intelligence and operations consultant for multiple federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies. He is now senior manager, cyber/information security at ISACA, sharing the good news about ISACA's Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) platform.



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Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer,  2/14/2019
Valentine's Emails Laced with Gandcrab Ransomware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  2/14/2019
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Dark Reading Staff 2/21/2019
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CVE-2018-1944
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2 through 5.2.4.1 Virtual Appliance contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data. IBM X-For...
CVE-2018-1945
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2 through 5.2.4.1 Virtual Appliance could allow a remote attacker to hijack the clicking action of the victim. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to hijack the victim's click act...
CVE-2018-1946
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2 through 5.2.4.1 Virtual Appliance supports interaction between multiple actors and allows those actors to negotiate which algorithm should be used as a protection mechanism such as encryption or authentication, but it does not select the stronges...
CVE-2018-1947
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2 through 5.2.4.1 Virtual Appliance is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure withi...
CVE-2018-1948
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2 through 5.2.4.1 Virtual Appliance does not set the secure attribute on authorization tokens or session cookies. Attackers may be able to get the cookie values by sending a http:// link to a user or by planting this link in a site the user goes to...