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SANS Senior Instructor & Owner, Black Hills Information Security
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John Strand is a senior instructor with the SANS Institute. He teaches SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling; SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking; SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing; and SEC464: Hacker Guard: Security Baseline Training for IT Administrators and Operations with Continuing Education. John is the course co-author of SANS 504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling.

When not teaching for SANS, John co-hosts Security Weekly, the world's largest computer security podcast. He is the owner of Black Hills Information Security, specializing in penetration testing and security architecture services. He is also the author of Offensive Countermeasures: The Art of Active Defense. He has presented for the FBI, NASA, the NSA, and at DefCon. In his spare time he writes loud rock music and makes various futile attempts at fly-fishing

John Strand is a senior instructor with the SANS Institute and course author of the SANS SEC550: Active Defense, Offensive Countermeasures and Cyber Deception course (Bryce Galbraith is the lead instructor for SEC550).

Articles by John Strand
How Attackers Infiltrate the Supply Chain & What to Do About It
Shay Nahari, Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArk,  7/16/2019
US Mayors Commit to Just Saying No to Ransomware
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/16/2019
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In MicroStrategy Web before 10.1 patch 10, stored XSS is possible in the FLTB parameter due to missing input validation.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-07-19
Gnome Pango 1.42 and later is affected by: Buffer Overflow. The impact is: The heap based buffer overflow can be used to get code execution. The component is: function name: pango_log2vis_get_embedding_levels, assignment of nchars and the loop condition. The attack vector is: Bug can be used when ap...
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DaveGamble/cJSON cJSON 1.7.8 is affected by: Improper Check for Unusual or Exceptional Conditions. The impact is: Null dereference, so attack can cause denial of service. The component is: cJSON_GetObjectItemCaseSensitive() function. The attack vector is: crafted json file. The fixed version is: 1.7...