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 Rick McElroy

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Principal Security Strategist at Carbon Black
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Rick McElroy, Head of Security Strategy for Carbon Black, has 20 years of information security experience educating and advising organizations on reducing their risk posture and tackling tough security challenges. He has held security positions with the US Department of Defense and in several industries including retail, insurance, entertainment, cloud computing, and higher education.

McElroy's experience ranges from performing penetration testing to building and leading security programs. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CSIM), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). As a United States Marine, McElroy's work included physical security and counterterrorism services. His current role takes him all over the world working organizations to improve their security strategies and speaking on security and privacy.

Articles by Rick McElroy
Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/17/2020
7 Tips for Infosec Pros Considering A Lateral Career Move
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/21/2020
For Mismanaged SOCs, The Price Is Not Right
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/22/2020
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CVE-2019-3697
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
UNIX Symbolic Link (Symlink) Following vulnerability in the packaging of gnump3d in openSUSE Leap 15.1 allows local attackers to escalate from user gnump3d to root. This issue affects: openSUSE Leap 15.1 gnump3d version 3.0-lp151.2.1 and prior versions.
CVE-2019-3694
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
A Symbolic Link (Symlink) Following vulnerability in the packaging of munin in openSUSE Factory, Leap 15.1 allows local attackers to escalate from user munin to root. This issue affects: openSUSE Factory munin version 2.0.49-4.2 and prior versions. openSUSE Leap 15.1 munin version 2.0.40-lp151.1.1 a...
CVE-2019-3693
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
A symlink following vulnerability in the packaging of mailman in SUSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12; openSUSE Leap 15.1 allowed local attackers to escalate their privileges from user wwwrun to root. Additionally arbitrary files could be changed to group mailman. Th...
CVE-2019-3687
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
The permission package in SUSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server allowed all local users to run dumpcap in the "easy" permission profile and sniff network traffic. This issue affects: SUSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server permissions versions starting from 85c83fef7e017f8ab7f8602d3163786d57344439 t...
CVE-2019-3692
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
The packaging of inn on SUSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11; openSUSE Factory, Leap 15.1 allows local attackers to escalate from user inn to root via symlink attacks. This issue affects: SUSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 inn version 2.4.2-170.21.3.1 and prior versions. openSUSE Factory inn versi...