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 Vincent Weafer

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Senior Vice President, Intel Security
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Vincent Weafer is Senior Vice President of Intel Security, managing more than 350 researchers across 30 countries. He's also responsible for managing millions of sensors across the globe, all dedicated to protecting our customers from the latest cyber threats. Vincent's team is dedicated to advancing the research and intelligence gathering capabilities required to provide the latest protection solutions in malware, host and network intrusion, email, vulnerability, regulatory compliance, and web security.

Vincent has an extensive range of experience gained over 25 years in the information technology industry, including 11 years as the leader of Symantec's Security Response team. He is also a highly regarded speaker on Internet security threats and trends, with coverage in national and international press and broadcast media. He has been invited to testify on multiple government committees including the States Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on Combating Cyber Crime and Identify Theft in the Digital Age in April 2010, the United States Sentencing Commission's Public Hearing on Identity Theft and Restitution Act of 2008 in March 2009, and the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Impact and Policy Implications of Spyware onConsumers and Businesses in June 2008. In addition he has presented at many international conferences and was a committee member of the IEEE Industry Connections Study Group (ICSG) 2009-2010, and has also co-authored a book on Internet Security.

Articles by Vincent Weafer

10 Questions To Ask Yourself About Securing Big Data

4/27/2016
Big data introduces new wrinkles for managing data volume, workloads, and tools. Securing increasingly large amounts of data begins with a good governance model across the information life cycle. From there, you may need specific controls to address various vulnerabilities. Here are a set of questions to help ensure that you have everything covered.

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CVE-2019-18281
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-23
An out-of-bounds memory access in the generateDirectionalRuns() function in qtextengine.cpp in Qt qtbase 5.11.x and 5.12.x before 5.12.5 allows attackers to cause a denial of service by crashing an application via a text file containing many directional characters.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-10-23
Sourcecodester Online Grading System 1.0 is vulnerable to unauthenticated SQL injection and can allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the student, instructor, department, room, class, or user page (id or classid parameter).
CVE-2019-16976
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-23
In FusionPBX up to 4.5.7, the file app\destinations\destination_imports.php uses an unsanitized "query_string" variable coming from the URL, which is reflected on 2 occasions in HTML, leading to XSS.
CVE-2019-18219
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-23
Sitemagic CMS 4.4.1 is affected by a Cross-Site-Scripting (XSS) vulnerability, as it fails to validate user input. The affected components (index.php, upgrade.php) allow for JavaScript injection within both GET or POST requests, via a crafted URL or via the UpgradeMode POST parameter.
CVE-2019-18220
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-23
Sitemagic CMS 4.4.1 is affected by a Cross-Site-Request-Forgery (CSRF) issue as it doesn't implement any method to validate incoming requests, allowing the execution of critical functionalities via spoofed requests. This behavior could be abused by a remote unauthenticated attacker to trick Sitemagi...