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National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Nate Lesser, Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, NIST
Nate Lesser is the deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The NCCoE collaborates with members of industry, government, and academia to build open, standards-based, modular and practical example reference designs that address cybersecurity challenges in key economic sectors. Since assuming his role in December 2012, Nate has been the center's principal liaison to collaborators, cultivating relationships with leading technology companies, public and private sector executives, and national experts. He also oversees the center's collaborative engineering initiatives, which engage with communities of interest to explore and address intractable cybersecurity issues both within and across industry sectors. Nate previously managed a team of cybersecurity engineers at Booz Allen Hamilton and held a position as a Presidential Management Fellow with the Office of Management and Budget. Nate holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University.

Mary Yang, NIST
Mary Yang is the communications and events strategist supporting the national cybersecurity federally funded research and development center at NIST. She has over a decade of experience developing best practices, white papers, case studies, and other content for technology companies of all sizes, from start-ups to publicly traded organizations. She also helps executives, technologists, and engineers translate their brilliant thoughts into compelling and engaging content, and she has been referred to as a "word ninja" by colleagues. Mary holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English Literature from Mount Holyoke College and the University of Sussex.

Articles by Nate Lesser & Mary Yang

Time to Focus on Data Integrity

6/17/2015
Information security efforts have historically centered on data theft. But cybercriminals who alter corporate records and personal information can also cause serious harm.

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Dimitri Sirota, Founder & CEO of BigID,  10/17/2019
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CVE-2019-18214
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
The Video_Converter app 0.1.0 for Nextcloud allows denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via multiple concurrent conversions because many FFmpeg processes may be running at once. (The workload is not queued for serial execution.)
CVE-2019-18202
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
Information Disclosure is possible on WAGO Series PFC100 and PFC200 devices before FW12 due to improper access control. A remote attacker can check for the existence of paths and file names via crafted HTTP requests.
CVE-2019-18209
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
templates/pad.html in Etherpad-Lite 1.7.5 has XSS when the browser does not encode the path of the URL, as demonstrated by Internet Explorer.
CVE-2019-18198
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-18
In the Linux kernel before 5.3.4, a reference count usage error in the fib6_rule_suppress() function in the fib6 suppression feature of net/ipv6/fib6_rules.c, when handling the FIB_LOOKUP_NOREF flag, can be exploited by a local attacker to corrupt memory, aka CID-ca7a03c41753.
CVE-2019-18197
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-18
In xsltCopyText in transform.c in libxslt 1.1.33, a pointer variable isn't reset under certain circumstances. If the relevant memory area happened to be freed and reused in a certain way, a bounds check could fail and memory outside a buffer could be written to, or uninitialized data could be disclo...